Scaling questions are the most versatile and adaptable tools available to the solution-focused practitioner. They tend to be used in most structured sessions, both initial ones and follow-up, and can also be useful in a wide range of other conversational contexts, for example in supervision, meetings, sports coaching, one-minute conversations in school corridors, in any situation in fact where talking might help progress to occur. Indeed, the whole solution-focused approach resides within its simple 0–10 scale, which provides a bridge between the preferred future and the instances of this already in place; so coming to grasp how solution-focused scaling works is a sure route to understanding the whole approach. And the structure provided by the scale makes it readily accessible to beginning solution-focused practitioners, who frequently find scaling questions the most straightforward way in to using the approach.
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