Research in positive psychology has shown that learning to use strengths in new ways can improve well-being. Strengths-based interventions involve identifying strengths, understanding how they are used, and learning new ways to apply them.
Using the Strengths Exploration worksheet, your clients will identify their strengths, and then explore their roles in different areas of life (relationships, professional life, and personal fulfillment). Clients will think about ways in which they currently use their strengths, along with new ways they could begin using them.
If your client has trouble identifying their strengths, or if you are unfamiliar with strengths-based interventions, check out our Strengths-Based Therapy guide for more information.
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