The world according to you
Questions for opening up dynamic conversations with young people
Anyone who spends time with young people can use Deep Speak to build rich conversations about some of life's big questions... and some of the little quirky ones as well!
This is an engaging and thought-provoking resource for educators, mental health workers, chaplains, youth workers and anyone employed in juvenile justice. Deep Speak is a set of 120 question cards, each one pertinent to the issues that absorb young people as they deal with relationships, identity, emotions, beliefs and values. To get the ball rolling there are also conversation 'openers', and the card set comes with a 32-page booklet of suggestions to help users explore the transformational power of simple questions.
The cards are colour-coded into six broad themes - openers, identity, beliefs, emotions, values and relationships - so that facilitators can easily make selections of cards, if they wish.
Ways of seeing the light and darkness ... Shadows is an emotionally charged set of 48 watercolour images. This resource acknowledges that pain and suffering (such as grief, depression, loss and violence) often need to be storied before pathways to resolution can be found. The images for the cards were created by award-winning artist, Carolyn Marrone, who specialises in painting everyday situations with great compassion and sensitivity. The cards invite the viewer to reflect on their experiences - to identify and explore the meaning of shadows in their lives. The... More info
We live our lives in the company of our feelings and emotions. And yet it can be very hard to talk about them. Beloved by teachers, counsellors, parents and human service workers of every discipline, The Bears is a simple yet powerful resource for identifying, talking about and reflecting on feelings. Originally conceived as a ‘family sculpting’ tool, it have proved to be one of our most enduring and versatile card sets. The Bears is able to speak directly to our feelings and emotions at a very deep level.... More info
Just released are the ‘Strengths in Nature’ Cards. These cards can be used with a wide range of clients individually or in groups and are suitable for young adults through to older people. They would be of use to counsellors, welfare workers, group facilitators and teachers to name a few. Through images of nature, the cards are designed to provoke feelings which can allow for greater awareness and insight of issues a person may be facing. Sourced from renowned Australian photographer Toni Fuller and encompassing Australia these cards are... More info