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Solution-Focused Newsletter
Workshops 2014/15 Schedule December 2014
In This Issue
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NEW! Tips to help through the busy holiday season
Workshops, Consultations, & Coaching
Kelly Ainslie
Kelly Ainslie
Denise Davies
Denise Davies
Inspire & Motivate Change in Your Clients and Students!!
Brief & Effective Results!
Be part of a successful team!
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˜Your SFBT tip for December 2014:
We always emphasize the different "language" used by SFBT clinicians. A part of this language is the use of silence. It can be difficult for clinicians to remain quiet and allow our clients time to think. The next time your client says, "I don't know" take this as an opportunity to allow the person time to think about how they want to respond instead of filling the silence. We often say in our workshops that when our clients say, "I don' t know" they mean, "Sshh, I'm thinking." Give it a try! Trust that your clients can formulate their own responses to your questions.
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Happy Holidays!
The holiday season is upon us, and as much as we may enjoy the time we will spend with friends and family, it is easy to become overwhelmed with additional time commitments and other pressures this time of year can bring. Take a moment to use the solution-focused skills to balance your life. Remember, small steps can lead to greater overall success. Stay safe and be well throughout the holidays and into the new year.

Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season!

~ Kelly, Denise, and Lisa
NEW! Face-to-face Level One and Level Two:
January 20-23rd, 2014
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For our solution-focused work with children:
In keeping with our "fun" and "play" themes for our solution-focused work with children, please take a moment to enjoy this playful and educational clip
E-learning – begins again in January 2015!

No time to join us for our face-to-face workshops? Now you can get the same great information from our on-line learning environment.

Learn how to apply the Solution-Focused skills and techniques through our online learning environment. Now available:
Level One: Introduction to Solution Focused Strategies

This e-learning opportunity is pre-approved by the CCPA!!
We will offer all of the great information that we bring to our face-to-face workshops, along with online, interactive opportunities to share with us and your peers, all from the comfort of your home or office.

If you are interested to learn more about how you can register, please email us at or visit our website at Remember, this is an opportunity to gain all of the same great Solution Focused knowledge at a pace and place that fits your learning needs. We will continue to add more online SFBT courses to allow our participants other learning opportunities.

Let us know what you would like to see offered online, and we will try to meet your learning needs.

We look forward to our virtual learning experience with you!
Thinking of how to incorporate a Solution–Focused approach in your business...
Solution-Focused is a successful approach for companies and organizations looking to overcome times when we get "stuck" looking at things through the same problem-focused lens. Let us work with you and your team to build on what's working well and develop new ideas and strategies to build your business!

We have several one and two-day workshops available. Along with consulting plans that are tailored to your business needs.

Give us a call or email us at if this might work for your organization.
Teachers, Counsellors, Health-Care Workers, Front-Line Helping Professionals:
Gain your professional development credits in a fun and dynamic learning environment!
Solution-Focused Workshops are pre-approved with the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). All workshops are eligible for ACSW Continuing Education Hours and other professional development credits.
Solution-Focused Reference Materials...
There are so many great Solution-Focused books, articles, videos, and related materials, that we simply can't keep up! We have started to list some of our favourites on our website at We would love our members to add to our community list. Please email us at to give us your thoughts on what should be included.

~Kelly and Denise

We are adding to our virtual "library" and Solution–Focused interest groups and individuals through Facebook. We hope to "see" you there!

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We are thrilled to continue to offer workshops that are meaningful to our members. So... drop us a quick email and let us know how we can best support your training needs!
Audience: Youth care, mental health, social work, childrens' services, crisis intervention, group homes, residential treatment, probation officers, program administrators, domestic violence workers, nursing, psychology, group wilderness programs, instructors, criminal justice programs, teachers, and school principals.
Group and student rates are now available. Please email us at to learn more.
Workshops update:
Do you have an upcoming team retreat? Looking for keynote speakers?
Remember, solution-focused techniques are not only for working with your clients. These skills are effective within teams and work groups to enhance morale and build team spirit! If you are looking for an excellent addition to your next work retreat, give us a call!
Many agencies require their staff to attend these workshops as part of their employment training.
Practice, practice, practice...
We learned a while ago that while the Solution-Focused approach appears simple on the outside, developing your own style with these techniques is not as easy as it first seems! We have been studying and practising this approach for many years, and we continue to learn something new to enhance our practice. Therefore, we are offering opportunities for past participants to contact us with their questions and "brainstorm" how to continue to practice your work with a Solution-Focused stance.

Call us today at 403-287-8707 or email us at to learn more.


Workshop Schedule:
E-Learning — Level 1: Introduction to Solution-Focused Strategies
REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN — 4–weeks of online lessons to gain the content and practical information to practice SFBT.
  • January 14, 2015
  • February 11, 2015
  • March 18, 2015
  • May 6, 2015
Level 1:  Introduction to Solution Focused Strategies  
  • Calgary      January 20-21, 2015
  • Calgary      February 24-25, 2015
  • Calgary      March 26-27, 2015
  • Calgary      April 21-22, 2015
Level 2: Advanced Solution Focused Strategies
  • Calgary      January 22-23, 2015
  • Calgary      February 26-27, 2015
  • Calgary      April 23-24, 2015


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