Symbols evoke profound emotions and memories, often without our making rational or conscious connections. They surround us and they help navigate through life, providing short cuts to understandings, ideas and feelings. In a therapeutic relationship, the use of visual images can assist a client to get in touch with otherwise inaccessible personal realities.
Symbols is a set of cards featuring 100 hand-drawn, iconic images that have resonance for people grappling with the big questions in life. Some of the symbols evoke difficulties and challenges (Knot, Hourglass, Question Mark, Gravestone). Others bring to mind possibilities, hopes and achievement (Trophy, Balloon, Rainbow, Bridge). Some of the symbols transcend cultures; some might feel very familiar to you, others less so.
Originally developed as a tool for grief and loss counselling, Symbols is a highly versatile card set, ideal for use in teaching, creative arts therapy, family counselling and many other fields. Beautiful in their simplicity, the Symbols cards make great prompts for public-speaking, storytelling, icebreakers, mind-mapping and interviewing.
Can-Do Dinosaurs is designed to help adults introduce children to the critical skills needed for safety, self-reflection, resilience and interrelationships. Featuring a herd of 28 dinosaurs direct from the Jurassic era, this resource carries a timeless and invaluable message for children—that they can learn and grow by focusing on what they can do, rather than on what they can’t. The cards are ideal for helping children overcome fears, develop confidence, build friendships and make good decisions. They’re also great for helping children acquire the skills of turn-taking, listening and assertiveness! ... More info
* Kick-start conversations with young people about the good stuff …and the hard stuff.* Real conversations—about the hard stuff, the painful stuff, as well as the good stuff, and the changes a young person may want to make. A set of 32 stunning, full-colour cards for anyone who works with youth. Now with two additional cards, enhanced design and images throughout, Reflexions provides the right visual edge for adolescents, right now. Using contemporary street and techno-style collage illustrations, Reflexions can help teachers, youth workers and other human service professionals deepen conversations with... More info
Parenting can be delightful, difficult, funny, heart-breaking and enormously rewarding. It may be the very best—and the most challenging—thing you have ever done. If you are very fortunate, the highs and lows are interspersed with precious glimpses of what an incredible privilege being a parent is. The Positive Parenting cards will be a wonderful tool for opening up conversations and storytelling with parents about their experiences, struggles, ideas, and hopes for their children and for themselves as parents. Each card features an original line drawing by artist Anna Marrone, of an... More info