These cards have been designed to bring to life a smorgasbord of strategies to help you manage your emotions and build resilience. They are divided into four areas – brain strategies, body strategies, relationship strategies and environment strategies. These cards can be used by an individual day-to-day to build effective resilience habits or as an intervention tool for dealing with an individual who needs help immediately.
Articulating emotions more effectively leads to increased emotional regulation. These cards can be used in so many ways to bring emotional vocabularies to life and to explore the nuances behind emotions. The cards come in their own little silver tins with a window showing off their instruction card. Along with the cards themselves there are some suggested uses for facilitators and for families. Each of the 150 cards have a different emotion word on them which are positive, negative or neutral, and are colour coded accordingly. These cards come with suggested uses.
The Intensity cards are made up of six sets of eight words. Each set represents one of the primary emotions and the words in the set are different levels of intensity of that emotions. The six sets are made up of the primary emotions; Fear, Happiness, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Contempt.
Each set is colour coded so they are easy to put back in their correct sets. They all come with suggested uses for facilitators. As an example the intensity words for fear include the words worried, wary, attentive, fearful, terror, edgy, panicked and nervous. Can you put them in the right order?
These cards are a fantastic tool to help people understand the progression of emotions and to better manage emotions as they arise. The cards come with answers and suggested uses with ideas of how you can bring these cards to life with individuals and groups.