Saturday, July 16, 2011

The hypothetical genie question.....What is it?

When someone presents to me with an adjustment issue, stress, depression and anxiety, I often ask them this question in order to get some idea of the trigger or cause.

We call it the "hypothetical genie question", or the "hypothetical magic wand question."

So.... "If I was a genie, and you have only one wish, what will you ask for?"

Try to answer this question.  It will give you an insight into what is your core issue at the moment.

Knowing what your core issue is, will help you to focus your energy on problem solving the most important issue for you, at this point in time.  It is simple leverage.  A small shift at the "core", leads to a bigger change on the surface.

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