What is Human Social Functioning – HSF ?A unique approach for helping people find meaning and purpose in life:
- to turn their frustration into creativity
- to develop and grow
- to find harmony and peace of mind
- to help others to function better
Human Social Functioning (HSF) offers a unique approach to helping people. Although initially designed within a social work context, it can be used in many settings:
- To help people with specific difficulties who are in need of support, counselling or therapy
- To optimise functioning in a coaching context
- To facilitate good functioning in the workplace
An integral aspect of HSF is a questionnaire – the Heimler Scale of Social Functioning (HSSF©). This can be used in a number of ways, to facilitate:
- a client to understand their current functioning
- clear communication between client and helper
- the most appropriate therapeutic approach for an individual
- as a self-help monitoring tool
- communication with other professionals.
The HSF method works with:
- Young people (a youth scale is available)
- School pupils (the Student Motivational Questionnaire – SMQ)
Where did HSF originate?
Eugene (John) Heimler devised this method of helping people following his experiences in concentration camp during the war and later working with job seekers in UK.