ASK THE MIR­A­CLE QUES­TION

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In this tech­nique from so­lu­tion-fo­cused ther­apy, ask your­self the fol­low­ing ques­tions, or have some­one else ask you. Go be­yond the ob­vi­ous so­lu­tions, such as ‘I wouldn’t be de­pressed’ or ‘I’d have won the lot­tery’ to probe how your be­hav­iour and feel­ings would change.

If you woke up and all your prob­lems had dis­ap­peared, how would you know a mir­a­cle had hap­pened?

How would you be­have dif­fer­ently? (Be as pre­cise as pos­si­ble.)

How would your fam­ily and friends be­have dif­fer­ently?

How would they know a mir­a­cle had hap­pened? How would they see the dif­fer­ences in your be­hav­iour?

Are there parts of the mir­a­cle that are al­ready hap­pen­ing in your life?

How have you got these things to hap­pen? Can you make more hap­pen?

What el­e­ments of your life at present would you like to con­tinue?

On a scale of 0-10 (0 is the worst your life has been and 10 is the day af­ter the mir­a­cle), where are you now?

If you are on, say, four, what would you do dif­fer­ently to get to five?

How would your fam­ily and friends know you had moved up one point?

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