The Big Book of Blob Feelings uses questions linked to specially selected, photocopiable pictures to help you explore feelings with those who struggle to communicate about their emotions. Tried, tested and loved internationally, this inspirational resource includes a wealth of material around: Blob Theory - the feelosophy, our open-question approach and the importance of allowing people to express their choices freely; Emotions - every day we all experience a wide range of feelings, a broad selection of which have been illustrated to kick-start discussions; Developmental issues - the objective of each of the sheets is to see people of all ages grow in their awareness of who they are, their uniqueness, and how they can develop those gifts further as they share with others. Each picture is accompanied by ideas and questions to kick-start class, group or one-to-one discussion so that everything in the book is relevant to your needs in your setting. The complete book is also included electronically on the accompanying downloadable resources so that you can print and re-use resources as often as you need to. The perfect companion to this book is The Big Book of Blob Feelings 2, which provides a huge range of new material while following the same structure and approach.
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Blob Drawing the Line
Pip Wilson is a trainer, author, group worker, gamester, husband and father of two daughters. He has also spent his life as a street gangs worker in East London, a residential care worker in Cheshire, a homeless charity CEO in London, a games show designer and host worldwide. Ian Long has worked as an artist with children, youth and adults. He has been a youth and children's worker in Gloucestershire, an artist-in-residence in Lambeth and is currently a teacher in a school in Chichester. He is married to Jane and enjoys life with their two girls. Ian has illustrated many books for Pip and is currently preparing more no-reading tools for publication.
"I was a formal teacher once and turned to Social worker working with the most vulnerable, previously homeless, mentally ill and chemically dependent humans in a residential setting.
I find this book and the blob illustrations to be incredibly helpful in communicating with my clients/tenants.
Blob feelings book I came across recently and after reviewing the pages I thought it will be an incredible book for people from all walks of life and profession.
I bought this to give this as a Christmas gift to my aunt and uncle who were both teachers.
I personally have used blob illustrations successfully with hard to reach clients and tenants who are homeless to express their thoughts, emotions and feeling successfully.
I have also successfully using this tool in group setting while working with teens, young adults and all age group respective of gender, religion, caste, nationality, etc.
Hope you will find this book helpful too.
The authors have done a great job in explaining how to use this blob tools in our line of work or our community groups. We can also use this for self-reflection." — Vinod Richard-Webber, Social worker