Exploring Shame

$89.95 inc. GST

Product Code: 4640

A healing tool for identifying, discussing and easing shame

Shame is a common emotion associated with trauma, disempowerment, mental illness and exclusion. However, many of us struggle to talk about the feeling directly.

Exploring Shame is an evocative collection of 30 photo-based cards created to gently name, unpack and process feelings of shame. Each card helps participants recognise the emotion and find a pathway for healing through constructive, safe and respectful conversations.

Topics include addiction, honesty, body, culture, fairness, forgiveness, relationships and hope – providing a range of prompts that address multiple experiences.

The cards are easy to use and versatile, making them the perfect resource for counsellors, social workers, psychologists, teachers and parents engaging with adults and young people. The toolkit is suitable in one-on-one therapeutic conversations, groups and classrooms.

Exploring Shame includes a comprehensive 54 page booklet with activity and settings suggestions.


NEW! With every card set purchased, you now get exclusive access to an online Toolbox of extras.

The Toolbox includes:

  • a digital version of the booklet.
  • access to a digital set of the cards that you can download and use anywhere, anytime.
  • ideas banks, blogs, card hack videos, interviews and other support material.

We are adding and updating the Toolbox content regularly so check in to see what’s new.

**Look for the download link for the QR code in your order confirmation email.


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Additional Resources:

Exploring Shame Launch video – Michael Derby, Alan Jenkins and Dr Anne Welfare, in conversation.

Creating Safe Spaces video

Published by Innovative Resources
ISBN: 978-1-925657-39-5

30 laminated, full-colour cards
Polypropylene box and booklet
Booklet author: Michael Derby with Sue King-Smith and Karen Bedford
Design: Marylouise Brammer