How to make changes, the Miracle Question

Coaching often focus on what is working well and try to get the adept to do more of things that´s working well.

Alvin takes up that in the Life Coaches Blog where a method, [tag]Solutions Focused[/tag] Brief Therapy (SF), is described. The method is nowadays used in coaching as a good way to make changes.

Alvin describes the tools from a actual case and the keypoints are,
It is not necessary to understand the cause of the problem to solve it.
Spend only 20% of your time on what’s wrong, and 80% on what’s right.
No matter what else is happening, you are at least doing one thing right in your life.
Problems aren’t always there!
You are more than just your problems.
If what you are doing isn’t working, do something, anything, different from what you’ve been doing before!
Today is a new day.
Seeing what you want in the future.
What are you grateful for in your life right now?

Read the post! It is a very interesting method.

If you are interested in SF read more about it here. As a coach we often use the [tag]miracle question[/tag].

The miracle question is a method of questioning that a [tag]coach[/tag], therapist, or counselor uses to aid the client to envision how the future will be different when the problem is no longer present. Also, this may help to establish goals.

A traditional version of the miracle question would go like this:

“Suppose our meeting is over, you go home, do whatever you planned to do for the rest of the day. And then, some time in the evening, you get tired and go to sleep. And in the middle of the night, when you are fast asleep, a miracle happens and all the problems that brought you here today are solved just like that. But since the miracle happened over night nobody is telling you that the miracle happened. When you wake up the next morning, how are you going to start discovering that the miracle happened? … What else are you going to notice? What else?”
[tags]coaching [/tags]

One Response to “How to make changes, the Miracle Question”

  1. Alvin Says:

    Yup! Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy is a very interesting subject, and one I think has lots of relevance for Life Coaches. It also dovetails neatly with the pragmatic approach of NLP and both have very nice tools for the practical coach.

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