The Miracle Question
The miracle question is well known as an exercise used in solution focused therapy (also known as brief therapy) where a focus is placed on imagining what your preferred future would be like and trying to work towards that future in a step-by-step way. Here is one version of the exercise:
1. Imagine that tomorrow morning you wake up and suddenly find that a magical transformation, a miracle, has taken place! Your world is just as you would like it to be and you have resolved all your problems or come to terms with all the things that were bothering you. Describe what is different and what are the particular things that tell you that things have changed? Enter into as much detail as you can.
2. What can you do that would help you to move even if in only a small way towards the new world you have described?
For further information about how as a coach or counsellor you might use
the Miracle Question, go to: Using the Miracle Question