CHOOSE YOUR STRENGTHS

CHOOSE YOUR STRENGTHS

At the Positive Thinking Clinic I use “strengths” to help build conversations.

Everyone has strengths.

They are great to use during kids workshops.

We all have strengths.  Sometimes they are obvious and sometimes we wonder where they have gone!  But they are there…shall we choose to call on them….

We have the choice.  And I aim to have my clients recognise this.  In particular I use this strategy during kids workshops (anger, bullying /resiliency, compassion etc).

We can speak of strengths creatively, 

I use them in therapy, workshops, mentoring, and supervision.

I teach how they can be used in home life, school, teams, organisations, and more.

Strengths can also be developed for and during difficult times, and navigating transitions. 

I also use strength strategies to boost self-esteem.

Strength recognition and visualisation also assists in story telling and creative writing.

Let me remind you….YOUR STRENGTHS ARE IN YOUR OWN HANDS 

Choose to view yourself as possessing hopes, dreams and potential.  

Focus and develop the strengths you need the most.

Strengths are not just personality traits that we have inherited or learned.  Our qualities, capacities, relationships, actions, values, stories, experiences, skills and material resources can be strengths too.  

We have the freedom to choose and this freedom can speed up our process for positive and necessary change.

So basically our strengths can be the choices we make.  We can still choose how to think and behave regardless of whats happening in our lives (knowing that much is beyond our control).

I like to use this concept of strengths as part of necessary conversation in my clinic.  This also assists individuals to become responsible for making meaning in their lives.

Things will always happen.  We an choose how to make sense of these things.

I like to reinforce that we are not victims of circumstances even though it is easy to attribute events as the causes of our thinking, feeling and behaviour.

You will always have the power to choose your own attitude in any given set of circumstances. 

I CAN CHOOSE TO BE:

  • Happy
  • Serious
  • Careful
  • Flexible
  • Honest
  • Grateful
  • Fair
  • Respectful
  • …and so on…

 

Positive Living Skills has a great blog on resilience.