The second edition of these bestselling cards continues to provide a tool for exploring difficult emotions. Depicting various different family scenarios, the cards provide an opportunity for individuals of any age to discuss all aspects of family life and the situations that arise from it.
Now with updated illustrations, the cards can be used with individuals or groups of various sizes. Each family scenario is colour coded with 6-9 cards telling a short story, which provides a springboard for individuals to unpick their feelings about family life. Over 50 suggestions for use are detailed in the accompanying activity cards; including ways of using individual cards to facilitate discussion, identifying the positive and negative feelings of the Blobs shown on the cards, as well as combining cards to show more complex situations.
Pip Wilson is the author of over fifty books and the famous ‘Blob Tree’ tools, which can open the hardest heart, and is able to open up meaningful communication in all cultures and contexts. His work has ranged from street gangs, Hells Angels, people with drug and alcohol issues, and charity housing projects. He currently works as a freelance people worker, conducting groupwork/ training/ facilitation in the corporate and voluntary sectors. Pip yearns for the uncomfortable, unease, dissatisfaction and daily refreshes the irritation. He believes that there is no such thing as a difficult person – only difficult behaviour.
Ian Long is an illustrator who has worked with Pip all of his adult life, drawing, creating and visualizing ideas that they have imagined together since the early 1980s. He has been a youth and pastoral worker in Gloucestershire, a primary school teacher in West Sussex and Hampshire, a carer for his father who suffered with Alzheimer’s and is now working full time upon books. He is married to Jane, and they have two beautiful adult daughters.