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Play that cultivates connection and coping. 

I'm Listening: Family Deck

 

A card game that inspires connection and interpersonal skills. Players get to know each other and themselves better through listening well and sharing about things that matter. (Ages 7-adult)

This game was created out of COVID-19 Sheltering-in-Place order, when we all learned quickly how to use technology to virtually visit with our friends and family. I’m Listening lends itself well to zoom gatherings by providing structure and invitation to listening and sharing. This is also a great way to get closer to those at home with you.  *Special discount for 1st edition due to a few typos $17 (tax included) + $5 shipping/handling.  Contact Jennifer with your shipping information and any questions.Paypal

Stay tuned for Diving Deep: Adult Deck  and Coping Cards for Kids.

Coping Cards

Practices to grow by—especially in challenging times. These cards have categories of coping practices: stress buster, expression, sense-sational, and building the inner helper-team. These are based on mindfulness, breathwork, trauma informed therapy, EMDR resource tapping, communication skills, and art therapy. The game is simple: take turns choosing a card. Many cards include all players and some cards are guessing cards and must be read to silently. It helps to have an adult play and facilitate. Colored crayons or markers and paper. not included. Discounted 1st ed. due to a few typos. $14 includes tax, plus $5 shipping/handling.

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All S.E.T. for the Land of Uncertainty - Deck

This is the big deck-only version (no board or tokens) that lends itself especially well to virtual group and individual sessions where the focus is supporting a child (6-12++) who has a seriously ill loved-one. These cards teach resiliency and coping through S.E.T. literacy (Somatic, Emotional and Thought). These are made into 3 decks of 75 cards: Growth cards (S.- somatic) teach coping practices, Heart cards (E. emotion) promote empathy, validation and communication, and Compass cards (T. thought) provide bite-sized psychoeducation. Easy to play: shuffle well and pick a card. Because the heart cards have some intensity, the other two cards help titrate with practices and thinking. Requires an adult therapist/parent/helper to facilitate.  First ed. Discounted due to a handful of typos. $29.94 tax included + shipping $5

*These are the same cards from the All S.E.T. for the Land of Uncertainty board game, so if you purchase that, you won’t need additional cards; however the quality of this deck is excellent and cards in boardgames are perforated cardstock. Cards are 2″x3″ and come in a box.

All S.E.T. for the Land of Uncertainty

A game to support kids through the serious illness of a loved-one (ages 5-12+)

Created by Jennifer Allen, LMFT-ATR-BC and  Charles Ahern, Ph.D

A colorful board game shaped as a map, The Land of Uncertainty reflects the journey of ups and downs implicit to a child’s experience of having a loved one with a serious illness. There are four main quadrants on the map representing common experiences in anticipator grief: the hope-worry roller coaster, riding the waves of emotions, the confusion cave, and the stuck swamp.

Designed in accordance with both clinical and neuropsychological principles the Land of Uncertainty addresses the experience of anticipatory grief and promotes the child in coping and growth in the midst of this experience. There are 3 decks of cards that support S.E.T. literacy: which includes Somatic, Emotion and Thought.  As they develop S.E.T. literacy, children are better equipped for healthy coping and long-term resilience and growth.

This is a play therapy game is intended to be facilitated by a helper, teacher or therapist.  $38  incl tax +  $8 shipping.  

All S.E.T. for Healing Hearts

A game to support kids through the loss of a loved-one (ages 5-12+)  Coming soon!

Created by Jennifer Allen, LMFT-ATR-BC and  Charles Ahern, Ph.D

Designed in accordance with both clinical and neuropsychological principles, Healing Hearts reflects a child’s journey through grief with colorful metaphors, such as the worry whirlpool and the memory lane mapped out on the board. There are 3 decks of cards that support S.E.T. literacy: which includes Somatic, Emotion and Thought aspects of experience.  As they develop S.E.T. literacy, children are better equipped for healthy coping and long-term resilience and growth.

This is a play therapy game is intended to be facilitated by a helper, teacher or therapist.