Body signals are sometimes called our ‘early warning signs’; they let us know immediately when we feel stressed or unsafe. That’s why they’re crucial for protective behaviours, trauma-informed practice or simply for navigating everyday life. Recognising and managing body signals helps build emotional and mental resilience—whether it is pre-schoolers transitioning to big school, young people navigating relationships, or adults dealing with life’s ups and downs. This marvellous mob of meerkat characters will help people of any age tune into their body signals and build a vocabulary to describe them.
Pick cards for what happens in your body when you’re happy, sad, scared, angry, hot, tired or hungry.
Like a faulty car alarm, body signals are triggered if we’re anxious, even when we know there’s no real danger. How can you soothe unwanted body signals?
‘Learning to interpret body signals opens up a treasure-trove of life skills for everyone—whether it is pre-schoolers transitioning to big school, young people building identity, or adults facing the inevitable challenges of life. You’ve heard of emotional intelligence (EQ), here now is the matching component of body intelligence (BQ).’
40 laminated, full-colour cards, 120 x 150mm, polypropylene box, plus 40-page booklet.
A new narrative therapeutic kit with 31 illustrated question cards, an instruction card and a little book exploring how to understand how our failure at being normal can show what matters to us. Produced by Jane Hutton (narrative therapist & teacher & author of the Lost in Normality Kit) and illustrator Gela –Marie Williams (narrative therapist & author of Green Vanilla Tea), this kit revisits the concept of normality and its effects and how to look beyond this to the surprising possibilities that are held in our experiences of... More info
Use these cards as a processing tool or use them like a regular deck of cards to play games with. Participants become familiar with 30 different feelings as they play these fun card games. GoFeelings (Go Fish) Frustrated (Old Maid) Concentration Bingo. Feeling-0. Crazy 8's, Snap. Beggar My Neighbour. Twenty One (21) Slapjack. Rummy. 1. Spread the cards out in front of your group and ask them to pick a feeling flashcard that would best describe a feeling that had during the game/program. 2. Ask participants to pick... More info
Deal positively with your anger and maintain respectful relationships. Use Chill Skills In a Jar to promote group discussions about healthy ways to deal with anger. Individuals can also use the cards to learn calming strategies for tense or difficult situations. Perfect for use in classrooms, advisory groups, after-school programs, teams, and youth groups. The four different kinds of cards are: *What Would You Do? cards*: These cards present difficult scenarios. You’re asked to imagine yourself in tense situations and provide answers for how you’d respond. *Tips! cards:* Here’s... More info