@elliott Your recounting of your family trip from Massachusetts to New York City and its significance to your using SFBT with the particular client’s story you shared me us.
My work with people who have lost a family member or are in the mental state of pain and suffering is to ask them to use the experience to build a legacy. I have a friend who’s wife has cancer and when I spoke with them I mentioned the legacy for her is what her children remember and do from her conversations with them now. It seems to be well received and an opportunity to value the life they have.
I have heard this story told by you before and it still holds significance. Thank you for sharing once again.