Our values are what we hold as precious to us. They are a preference or an internal reference point for what we believe is good, right and important. They are like a compass that can keep us on course. They influence our attitudes and behaviour. They guide our approach to life and relationships. They inform our way forward through the many choices we are offered every day, as we react and interact with others and situations.
Mostly we act in accordance with our values to maintain a sense of well-being. But often our values are compromised by circumstances or events and we do things that don’t feel right. When we do things that are at odds with our values, we feel uncomfortable. Living in a situation where it is a constant struggle to act according to our values can cause stress, anxiety and depression.
Being able to align our lives with our values helps us make important decisions and feel grounded and focused. It inevitably leads to more happiness, achievement and contentment. At a team or organisational level, shared values keep the members focused on achieving their outcomes
The Values Cards can assist individuals, couples, teams and organisations to explore what is truly important in life, their relationships or work. This exploration can help clarify core values and inspire positive changes. The Values Cards Instruction Book has activities suitable for:
Exploring your Own Values – finding out what really matters
Exploring Other People’s Values in Therapy – for individuals and couples
Finding your Team’s/Organisation’s Values – developing a shared vision for future success
Values In and Out of the Classroom – for teachers and for exploring values with students
Each of the 53 values represented on the cards has been carefully chosen following testing in various settings. The words are deliberately open to individual interpretation to cover the broadest possible range of values within a user-friendly set of cards. Also included are 3 blank cards for any specific values that may arise but are not represented in the set.
This innovative counselling tool features a deck of 54 illustrated cards showing facial expressions of various emotions. The cards help students learn "the language of emotions" as they reflect on their feelings and life experiences. A facilitator’s manual provides implementation guidelines and 119 suggested activities. The activities are flexible and provide a collection of starting points to help promote personal growth and trusting relationships with others. The 119 Face Card activities are identified for use with middle school or high school students or both. Some activities work best in one-to-one settings.... More info
The Art of Conversation for Children is the perfect way for children to become great communicators, learn about other people, better understand themselves, all as they enjoy great times and strengthen bonds with family and friends. Everyone wins! *Examples:* What is something fun to do that doesn’t cost any money? How can you help make another person’s life happier? What would be a wonderful day out? What is the best thing about being a child? *TAOC helps children:* Make friends and be friends. Speak well and with confidence. Listen... More info
The Face It Collection always makes an impression! This set of thirty-five (35) hand-drawn cards, depicting a wide range of facial expressions, are designed to engage children and adults from diverse social and cultural backgrounds as well as those on the Autism spectrum or with other special needs. The Face It cards give greater meaning to discussions involving feelings, emotions and behaviours. They can help families resolve conflict and classmates explore social scenarios or ethical dilemmas. Whether in the classroom, clinic or at home, the Face It cards have... More info