Building on that, a problem dealing with human interaction and emotions is never fully present 100% of the time, 24 hours on 24. You can not be angry, joyful, sad,…the whole day in the same way to the same extent. There are impredictable fluctuations in emotions and interactions and many, subtle shades of grey between white and black – or between blue and shocking pink.
Simply imagine someone congratulating someone for just having become the parent of a newborn baby, a major change in people’s lives: ‘Congratulations, you will be going through these and those fases of joy with your baby in the coming months!’ People experience different levels of change resilience, people definitely skip ‘predefined’ stages in change and find out their own serendipitous micro change patterns.
Life is not so scripted. We all have our own, idiosyncratic, fluctuating rythm to respond to or to create change. Perhaps in your eco-system there even might be a ‘change addict’, someone happily embracing change for change’s sake…
A progress focused practitioner will take a detailed look at those moments when useful client change has taken place already. That doesn’t mean that he/she will behave like some positive guru denying the moments where things are worse. A progress focused conversation will also be about moments where clients were ‘higher on the scale’, including experiencing positive exceptions to problems.