One of the very nice things about travelling around the world speaking and working with the SF approach is that we have lots of friends and colleagues all over the place. Jenny and I have been working with Debbie Hogan and her colleagues at the SF Academy in Singapore (www.sf-academy.com) for ages, and so when she mentioned that they were having a conference in Bali, at a time we could be there, well… we jumped at the chance.
The venue was the Melia Bali resort hotel in Nusa Dua, one of Bali’s top places to stay. A long long flight from the UK via Singapore got us there late on the 9th June, and the following morning I gatecrashed Harry Korman’s pre-conference workshop on ‘The Common Project’. Harry was sharing some excellent material about the start of SF sessions – the construction of a common project between client(s) and therapist. (Jenny and I call this platform building.) Harry made some excellent distinctions – one I took away was the difference between asking ‘what has to happen in the session for it to be worthwhile’ (a question about the process of the session, one which many clients struggle with) and ‘what would a small sign in the next few days that this session has been worthwhile’ (a question about the results of the session, much more relevant to clients). Continue reading →