Based on cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and positive psychology, THE MOOD CARDS offers a fun and accessible way to help you identify and explore your moods and emotions. There are 42 cards in the box ranging from happy and sad to resentment, guilt and stress. Each card includes guided questions for self-exploration plus an affirmation for positive thinking. Whether to help you manage difficult moods, approach relationships more skilfully, become more sensitive to the needs of others, or simply be able to communicate and listen effectively, using the cards will encourage you to be confident in who you are, expand your emotional intelligence and help you move forward in a positive way.
The cards are successfully being used by:
Individuals Couples Families Parents with young children and teenagers Parents with children on the autistic spectrum Counsellors and Psychotherapists Life Coaches and Business Mentors Mindfulness meditation groups In Mental health settings as an early intervention tool for stress and anxiety Eating Disorder Units Self-harm settings Suicide Prevention Adult and Child Refugee organisations in Europe Hospices For people with mood disorders such as BPD and Bipolar to help with mood regulation Social Care and Social Justice settings such as fostering, adoption, young people leaving the care system, probation In Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Colleges Emotional Intelligence, school counselling services and PSHE Elderly care - Alzheimer's and Dementia
As we are not just a mind or a body or a soul the cards take account of all three.
The Mind – The questions, based on cognitive therapy, are relevant and specific to each mood and every question will enable you to consider every emotion in more depth and find ways to move forward through active thinking which will increase your emotional intelligence.
The Body – The colours of each image have been created to reflect the colours and meanings of the chakra system. For example red relates to our root chakra, and is powerfully linked to primitive and emotional survival needs and our need to be rooted and secure. On the other hand red also brings passion and strength to our lives. You will see as you choose your cards from the box how the colours can help you to become more empowered.
The Soul – The cards as a whole will reach into the core of who you are to find the answers for yourself. The affirmations work on a deep level by repetition and sub-conscious awareness of new patterns of thought and energy. In that way, they become a spiritual journey of discovery.
The simple designs make this product suitable for anyone to use either alone, with another person or in groups.
Andrea Harrn MA is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, intuitive healer and expert in mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy. She runs a successful practice in East London, where her work combines Eastern philosophy with Western science, and has helped hundreds of people find truth, clarity, balance, meaning, acceptance, love and happiness in their lives.
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