Defense mechanisms are the ways that our mind attempts to protect itself from unwelcome or uncomfortable truths. Usually occurring at the subconscious level, defense mechanisms keep us from changing our behavior or thought process. This card deck (and companion Facilitator Guide) describes the most common defense mechanisms and will help you assess which ones you use. Understanding these mechanisms will allow you to avoid their use and adopt healthier, more mature responses.
The Group Kit includes six card decks and one Facilitator Guide – everything you need to run an effective session. Buy additional card decks to match your typical group size. Using behavior-based and color-categorized cards, group members will discover which defense mechanisms they frequently use to protect their addiction. Card activities spur group members to point out the defense mechanisms of others in the group as a learning opportunity. 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. Buy today, and improve your group experience and outcomes.
Group Kit includes:
Six Discovery Card Decks (one card deck 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 (60) playing cards
Width: 2.375 x Height: 3.625 inches x Depth: .75 inches