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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