You’ll have noticed that each of us is experiencing our own version of what's going on. When we’re shaken from the ruts of routines, it brings many distinctions into sharper relief. Your response turns out to be surprisingly distinct from other members of your family, your neighbours or your colleagues. It’s a principle of the Solutions Focus approach that ‘Every case is different’. And it’s absolutely fine to find your own path through this.
This principle of every case being different leads to a not-knowing stance on the part of the consultant, coach or therapist. Instead of having pre-defined solutions, we have to discover what’s going to work well here, based on the particular contexts and resources available in each situation.
That then allows us to take an improvisational approach to redeploy these resources, staying comfortable with uncertainty and emergence.
And we’ll realise that a small, well-chosen action can have unlimited effects resonating within a system. Everything is connected and not entirely predictable.