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Lessons from a spin doctor – how the Inner Game met Solutions Focus

I’ve just spent three days on a tennis court, learning the intricacies of the Inner Game – and beyond – with a group of sports coaches led by former US tennis pro Sean Brawley. I went with two aims. 

One was to improve my tennis and the other was to clarify the resonances between Inner Game (IG) and Solutions Focus (SF). Here’s how the best bits of Inner Game make sense to me, in an amalgam with SF.

To make progress in anything probably demands Focus and Practice...

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Comment by Paul Z Jackson on February 20, 2015 at 8:13

Thanks for the comments Zarine and Kati.  I've dipped into IG of Work but not read it all.

Comment by Zarine Jacob on February 19, 2015 at 7:24

Hi Paul, somehow I dropped off the SOL list & somehow miraculously I'm getting posts again :) and your post caught my eye. Very interesting. I have trained with Tim over 2 yrs and what really works well for me is his critical variables concept. I've used it numerous times in coaching situations. As soon as the mind focuses on those variables 'independent' of the outcome something shifts & pulls one with more ease towards the desired outcome! Neat. Yes, lots of resonances with SF. Have you read his IG of Work?

Comment by Katalin Hankovszky on February 16, 2015 at 23:54

this post was on my wish-list, tonight i read it ... the current link is: http://www.thesolutionsfocus.co.uk/blog/lessons-from-a-spin-doctor-...

it reminded me the beautiful experimenting with awarenes (an important element in IG concept, see bounce-hit example of Paul), how we actually train our capacity to recognize happenings DURING a conversation in order to navigate ...

wow, old heroic stories come up from my history

THX, Paul!!

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