I found a very interesting video about counseling strength based, which I really enjoy anyway. It is really exciting to see the energy in the presenter. She loves her work, and it looks like all of her students do to.
I have always enjoyed working with folks who are worried that there is no way to improve, that failure cannot be avoided, and helping them remember a time when they were successful at this particular effort, and then encouraging and cheering for them to recreate that particular pattern again.
It seems rather simplistic, so we have to get into detail about the very small detail of their successful effort.
Perhaps the biggest issue becomes the doubt.
So I encourage them to " doubt the doubt", which is a concept I learned from a book called "Fighting to Win" which I read right after my New Warrior Adventure Weekend.
Of course, doubting the doubt is not carte blanche to some pie in the sky euphoric belief that success is guaranteed. It is simply a way to refocus on the next right thing to do, which might be "change the thought to change the feeling".
More on Counseling Techniques Strength Based soon.
And here is another very interesting take on Strengths based counseling, with a client who has been dead for awhile, and is suffering from depression.
When I was beginning my personal growth journey, a wise person told me that when I was feeling resentful or afraid or sad, that I should remember the phrase "gratitude is the attitude" when I was ready to feel better. That phrase has helped me feel better tens of thousands of times.
Would you share what you are most grateful for? Your story could be just what another person is searching for to renew themselves? Thanks.