15th June 2018 at 1:24 pm #50328
I am wondering if anyone has found any brilliant ways to support groups to find their character strengths quickly & easily. I have been running a character strengths workshop occassionally over the past year with access to video eqpt to use in support, however, I will be running some out in nature this summer, so i am looking for new material & ways to run these workshops without technical equipment.
Suggestions appreciated 🙂
20th June 2018 at 11:17 am #50459
Thanks for your question. I do have some ideas, but I need some more info. What kind of materials are you able to bring with you? Or no materials at all? Will you be spending time in nature?
26th June 2018 at 10:39 am #50613
Thanks for your reply. I may have a flipboard – not sure yet, as I am still waiting to hear back from the organisers. I will be running workshops at a couple of festivals in the UK this summer, so we will probably be outside or in a marquee.
26th June 2018 at 5:12 pm #50624
I think there are loads of ways to do this. You can first give a demonstration of a strength interview (spotting strengths by asking questions), for instance by using these questions: https://positivepsychology.com/tool/30-strength-spotting-questions/
Then, your group members can team up and do the same thing. So each participant takes the role of an interviewer and the interviewee.
You can also use this one to explain the essence of a strength:
People don’t need pen and paper, they can write their names in the air with a finger.
This one also works well in groups: https://positivepsychology.com/tool/analysing-strengths-by-discussing-movies/
It’s a very playful way to discuss the idea of a strength.
Finally, it is cool to show a list of strengths, (e.g. the VIA list), ask people to select one strength they think they possess, and then find someone who shares this strength as well, team up, and discuss how this strength is manifested in their life. This nicely illustrates the unique character of strengths.
Was this helpful? Please let me know if there is anything else!
All the best,
12th July 2018 at 4:44 pm #51154
Thanks for your suggestions Hugo 🙂 I am going to experiment with them & see what works well in that environment 🙂
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