Character Strengths, Character Building Experts | VIA Institute

To support our mission of advancing both the science and practice of character, we work with practitioners all over the world to create strengths-based tools that will help professionals use character strengths to improve the lives of others. We appreciate the great work of these affiliates! A portion of the sales of these products is donated back to the VIA Institute.

Character Strengths Intervention Cards

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 the language of character strengths.

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Panda Planner VIA

Panda Planner VIA is a daily planner that will train you to use and develop your character strengths to improve your life. This planner seamlessly weaves character strengths activities and prompts into monthly, weekly, and daily sections so you can align all of your tasks and goals with your strengths. Reduce stress, find better balance, and activate the qualities that help you perform at your best with this breakthrough positive psychology tool.

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Positive Psychology Toolkit

The Positive Psychology Toolkit is a science-based, online platform containing 120+ exercises, activities, interventions, questionnaires, assessments and scales to be used for training, coaching, teaching and leadership. This comprehensive toolkit provides you with the background, goals, resources and detailed descriptions for activities and interventions in 14 topic areas, including communication, coping, strengths, happiness and resilience. Learn more here!

Strength Clusters™ Mat

The Strengths ClustersTM Mat is a powerful learning tool set that serves as a bridge to enhance connection and understanding of VIA Character Strengths through multi-sensory pathways and meaningful group experiences. Ideal for coaches, therapists and educators, this tool comes in English and Spanish and provides endless opportunities for interaction and connection. Learn more here!

Positive Turn Board Game

Positive Turn is the first of its kind positive psychology board game, designed as a fun, interactive and educational tool to explore character strengths, featuring 4+ ways to play, unique tools like strength cards, positive inquiry questions and more. Ideal for HR, coaches, therapists and educators, you can practice in small and intimate groups, even when delivering a large workshop. Positive Turn promotes team building, opens up the most “reserved” personalities, and fosters positive feelings. The “Positive Turn” game encourages people to connect, identify and explore their own potential. Learn more here!