The Chinese characters for the word crisis denotes both danger and opportunity. What can we learn from this. How can one look at a crisis as an opportunity? Perhaps it is because a crisis forces change particularly if we want to move from the crisis into a more stable situation.
Well, how can change happen in the middle of a crisis? It can happen by thinking about what you want to have different; what you would want instead. It requires that the thoughts go towards the desired outcome rather than the problem (crisis). Looking at a crisis in that way helps to bring a sense of hope, and empowerment. There is new sense of possibility because there is a shift from the problem to solutions.
SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy) gives clients this kind of possibility thinking. Through the use of questions that redirect the person from