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In Issue 16: Working With Our Clients’ Strengths, I finished up with the following suggestion for reflection:

If you are new to affirming you may like to practice by:

reflecting on the strengths of each of your current clients
writing two or three strengths in each of your clients files
experiment with affirming your client in their next session….just once
Following on from a group discussion in the last training workshop, I thought it may be valuable to list some examples of strengths and attributes we may encounter in our clients.

Below is a list you may like to consider and reflect on. It is largely inspired by ‘The Library of Strengths’ in Stephanie Dowrick’s book Choosing Happiness (Penguin 2007). Download to contemplate more…..

Read Issue 17

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