SfC Practices

PRACTICES INTRODUCED IN THE

STRENGTHS-FOCUSED-COACHING (SfC) WORKSHOP

(Also known as the Workshop for: ARTICULATING YOUR STRENGTHS-FOCUSED SELF-IDENTITY)


The primary purpose of the SfC Workshop is to introduce practices designed to help practitioners articulate their own strengths and to facilitate others to articulate their strengths.

Three basic formats for articulating strengths are offered:

(1)An interactive process from the book, Articulating Strengths Together (AST), which includes a small-group activity called “The Quad Experience.”                                  

(2) An introspective practice for an individual who logs positive feelings and articulates strengths that influenced the positive feelings associated with the related experiences. The LOG is a guided practice designed to be used regularly, perhaps daily or weekly, throughout your lifetime, or until the process is internalized. It helps people become more articulate when describing their positive identity.

(3) The Guidelines for Initiating an Intentional Strengths-focused-Relationship were designed for two participants who have agreed to share and listen to each other as they describe positive feelings and related self-articulated strengths. This interactive process between two people works well when each person is concurrently engaged in the LOG process.


Three websites, all being developed and expanded each month, provide access to rationales, theories, research findings, and guided processes using the formats described above.  The addresses of the three websites are:


www.strengths-focused-relationships.org

This site includes the Guidelines described in (3) shown above.

It also has two links to video demonstrations of SfR practices.

www.strengths-focused-coaching.org

You can download an electronic version of the LOG from this site.

www.strengths-focused-identity.org

This site is still in the beginning stages of development. It will elaborate on complex issues of self-identity and how the articulation of strengths can lead to a more positive identity.


Contact information for the SfC Workshop Facilitators:

Jerald R. Forster:   j_forster@comcast.net      Phone: 206-523-2931

Kate Duttro:           k.duttro@gmail.com         Phone: 206-523-3858

Jennifer Rose:       jelyrose@gmail.com          Phome: 1-646-831-2675

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