Living In The Land Of Possibilities & Solutions With Bill O’Hanlon

Bill O’Hanlon is a Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist, author, and speaker. He co-developed Solution-Oriented Therapy, has authored or co-authored over 39 books (ranging from brief therapy for various clinical topics to those about publishing and now song writing). He is also a musician who plays guitar and writes country music. And yes, he was also on Oprah with his book, Do One Thing Different.

In this episode, Bill talks about meeting Dr. Milton Erickson for the first time and why a story about African Violets completely shifted how Bill viewed problems, how he disrupted the psychotherapy field with his approach to talk therapy, how he got onto Oprah, and his love for writing country music.

And stay till the end because he sings us a song.

I get a little teary at times throughout this interview. Bill doesn’t mean to make me cry but his passion and energy remind me why I decided to become a therapist in the first place…to live in the land of possibilities and solutions and to help others do the same. 

I’m so grateful for the time he gave me and I really enjoyed this chat. We hope you do as well!

More about Bill:

Do One Thing Different, 20th Anniversary Edition: Ten Simple Ways to Change Your Life (affiliate link): 

Bill’s Course on Solution Oriented Psychotherapy:

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I want to tell you about a group I created on Facebook, it’s called the Talk therapist lounge and it’s a place where talk therapists can find podcast guest opportunities! That’s right! If you are a licensed talk therapist and you are looking to grow your reach and visibility, this group may be a place for you to start.

I’m working to bring in podcast hosts who are looking to interview licensed clinicians that can share their expertise and knowledge with their audiences. 

Why should you be a podcast guest? People are crawling all over the internet, listening to podcasts and watching videos on mental health issues. My mission is to help spread the word about mental health treatment and help lower the stigma around mental health and to do that we need to get you guys out there sharing your knowledge and wisdom and how you help people live their best lives. And it will help you grow your brand and visibility and possibly help you gain new clients.

I also share how to create a podcast guest one sheet and tips and ideas for getting yourself booked on shows. So will you come join us? Look for the talk therapist lounge on facebook! Hope to see you there!

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