Now with brand new illustrations, the second edition of these bestselling cards continues to provide a tool to consider and discuss a multitude of positive and negative emotions. The cards cover the entire range of emotions identified within Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions, and a Blob Plutchik wheel is provided to show how the emotions relate to each other.
Blobs are a way to discuss issues in a deep, meaningful way and yet they can be understood by adults and children alike. The groups of Blobs on these cards are acting in many familiar 'human' ways: celebrating, worrying, feeling left out and supporting each other. Looking at Blobs together enables you to explore a wide range of feelings and emotions to do with personal and social interaction. The accompanying activity cards suggest several different ways of using the cards with individuals or groups to initiate discussion and reflection around emotions.
48 colour flashcards, with guidance for use
Pip Wilson is the author of over fifty books and the famous ‘Blob Tree’ tools, which can open the hardest heart, and is able to open up meaningful communication in all cultures and contexts. His work has ranged from street gangs, Hells Angels, people with drug and alcohol issues, and charity housing projects. He currently works as a freelance people worker, conducting groupwork/ training/ facilitation in the corporate and voluntary sectors. Pip yearns for the uncomfortable, unease, dissatisfaction and daily refreshes the irritation. He believes that there is no such thing as a difficult person – only difficult behaviour.
Ian Long is an illustrator who has worked with Pip all of his adult life, drawing, creating and visualizing ideas that they have imagined together since the early 1980s. He has been a youth and pastoral worker in Gloucestershire, a primary school teacher in West Sussex and Hampshire, a carer for his father who suffered with Alzheimer’s and is now working full time upon books. He is married to Jane, and they have two beautiful adult daughters.
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