Strengths Exercise

Ask students to identify 4-5 personal strengths and then ask them about how they exhibit these strengths in their lives. Respond by reflecting what you hear and affirming them. Shift the conversation to challenges, issues, stressors, or behavior changes that the student may be experiencing and ask them how they can use the strengths.


  • Helping students identify their strengths and how they feature in their lives
  • Guiding students towards strategies that involve using their strengths to overcome challenges and changes