Why We Use a Strengths-Based Approach

Why We Use a Strengths-Based Approach

  • “The first goal of trauma recovery must be to improve your quality of life on a daily basis.”  – Babette Rothschild
  • Sensitive and respectful: we respond to traumatized individuals with supportive intent and consciously avoid re-traumatization
  • It is NOT: “what is wrong with you?”  It IS “what happened to you and how did you survive?”, “your behavior makes sense, given what has happened to you.”
  • Strengthens the therapeutic alliance
  • Allows for genuine trust
  • Brings hope
  • Removes the glass ceiling that diagnoses impose on progress
  • Allows client to understand they were traumatized, they are not crazy!
  • Invites curiousity
  • Allows for “de-coding” of symptoms so deeper healing can take place
  • Alleviation of shame/guilt when understanding symptoms as the coping skills they have been
  • Build resiliency!
  • Invites the client to use their healthy or wise parts

This is why we use a strengths-based approach to therapy. It is one way to empower recovery from the emotional distress of trauma in its many forms — as these leading trauma therapists explain.:

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