Card hacks for… Storycatching

Posted: 02/04/2024

Narratives, metaphors and ‘restorying’ are all important elements of strength-based conversations. They help us think differently about the challenges we’re facing and offer alternative ways of thinking about solutions and ways to move forward. Stories invite us to listen, help us make sense of…

Card hacks for… Shadows and deeper shadows

Posted: 02/04/2024

Shadows is an image-based, conversation-starting tool, designed to invite people to explore the aspects of themselves that they may struggle to talk, or even think, about. Each Shadows card is intended to be a window into those parts of us that are often closed…

Card hacks for… Up and downs

Posted: 02/04/2024

The vagaries of the sea, with its tides, waves and unpredictable weather provide a great metaphor for the ups and downs of life. In Ups and Downs, the ‘everyperson’ character—who takes to the high seas in nothing but a bathtub—captures life in all its…

Card hacks for… Stones…have feelings too

Posted: 02/04/2024

For some children, talking about feelings can be difficult. But what if there was a cast of stony-faced characters who could help them find their voice and explore their feelings in a fun and relaxed way. Each card has a colourful, illustrated character on…

Card hacks for… Next Steps

Posted: 06/02/2024

We’ve all heard the expression ‘to put one foot in front of the other’.  But when we are managing mental health issues or other life challenges, even the simplest actions can feel hard. Next Steps was designed to remind us that every journey starts…

Card hacks for… Funky Fish Feelings

Posted: 06/02/2024

For some kids, talking about feelings can be difficult. But what if there was a cast of funky fish characters who could help children find their voice and have those important conversations. Funky Fish Feelings, like The Bears cards and Stones…have feelings too!, can…

Tools for building social & emotional literacy in children and young people

Posted: 03/11/2023

In this highly-engaging workshop, we explore diverse range of original resources developed especially for building social and emotional literacy in children. The resources are tools for generating change and strategies to encourage children to recognise body signals, sooth worry and anxiety, build strengths and…

Recognising and reframing anxiety

Posted: 16/06/2023

Everyone experiences anxiety at some time. Helping clients understand their experience of anxiety can often provide an alternative way of engagement, and help clear the path to enable the other work to continue.

Tools for building social & emotional literacy in the early years

Posted: 30/05/2019

In this highly-engaging workshop, delivered over four 90 minute sessions (or timed to suit), we explore diverse range of original resources developed especially for building social and emotional literacy in children. The resources are tools for generating change and strategies to encourage children to…

Tools for wellbeing in human services work

Posted: 14/05/2019

Every work place has its stressors, especially professions that support others such as human services and education. Whether you work directly with clients or students, or are located primarily in an office, you will be aware of the toll your work can take on…