Uses the 8 Core Emotions Model — Drawn from Plutchick, Handel, Mellody, and Gorski — Anger, Fear, Pain, Shame, Guilt, Joy, Strength, Love
TOPIC: Emotions & Feelings — How can I practice emotional regulation?
Coping effectively with life and creating healthy relationships are signs of emotional well-being. Healthy regulation of emotions and feelings is central toward this goal. All emotions and feelings, even uncomfortable ones, have a purpose. They are also the earliest indicators of unrest or disturbances related to people, places, things, or situations. If unregulated, they often precede and fuel unhealthy behaviors. This card deck will help you explore and communicate what you are feeling. It also provides healthy coping strategies to help regulate your emotions. Allowing yourself to feel all emotions is healthy. Sharing your feelings with others can help you deal with difficult situations.
Discovery Cards are simple, practical, and impactful and increase engagement. Using color-coded categorized cards, individuals will learn a model for Emotions & Feelings, what they are feeling in different situations, so they can better regulate their emotions. The Facilitator Guide provides group leaders with everything needed to run structured, action-oriented sessions, including activity worksheets, and coaching tips. Discovery Cards increase engagement, participation, and self-discovery and spark great discussions in recovery group settings. For the best experience, buy a Group Starter Kit, which includes everything you need to run an effective session.
Six Discovery Card Decks (one for each group member; buy additional decks to match your typical group size). Card decks include:
Category model definition cards
Activity cards with questions to explore
Sixty (70) playing cards
Width: 2.375 x Height: 3.625 inches x Depth: .75 inches