The VIA character strengths look at what positive character traits help us lead fulfilling and happy lives, rather than looking at what is wrong with us. Research has shown that knowing your strengths and using them more often leads to greater well-being, better performance, and more resilience. With these cards, you can help clients learn about their character strengths.
This full-color 50-card set provides cards for each of the 24 VIA character strengths and 6 virtues as well as information cards to hand out in groups and individual sessions. On top of that, 16 ready-to-use, evidence-based intervention cards help clients discover and explore their strengths and practice applying them more often. The cards are a valuable addition to the toolboxes of coaches, trainers, and therapists from any background. The card set is an excellent resource to use with the book Character Strengths Interventions: A Field Guide for Practitioners by Ryan M. Niemiec (ISBN 978-0-88937-492-8).
"As a psychologist working in a college setting, I have found strengths exploration to be a useful tool for self-discovery, confidence building, and decision-making, and I believe that these cards will be a valuable adjunct to my work with clients. I would definitely recommend this set to therapists and also see the cards as having applicability to other types of settings."
Beth Cholette, PhD, in metapsychology online reviews, 2019
If you are looking for character strengths cards, then these are the ones! They are a colorful tool for integrating into coaching and therapy sessions and homework. The cards are insightful, user-friendly, and ready-for-impact – a tangible resource to help clients build character strengths fluency, catalyze exploration, and set clients on a trajectory of strengths application for building well-being, enhancing relationships, and managing stress.
Ryan M. Niemiec, PsyD, Education Director, VIA Institute on Character, Cincinnati, OH