Your guide for running an effective session with the Discovery Cards — for counselors, peer support providers, educators, and more
Uses the 8 Core Emotions Model — Adapted from Plutchick, Gorski, and Mellody — Anger, Fear, Pain, Shame, Guilt, Joy, Strength, Love
TOPIC: Emotions & Feelings — What am I feeling?
Emotions and feelings are the earliest indicators of relapse. They often precede our drinking or using behaviors. This card deck (and companion Facilitator Guide) will give you a model to help you better understand and communicate what you are feeling. This will enable you to better regulate your response to situational triggers and help you build alternative coping strategies. Sharing your feeling with others can help you get the support you need to better deal with difficult situations.
Facilitator Guide — An essential companion to the Discovery Cards, the Facilitator Guide provides group leaders with everything needed to run structured, action-oriented sessions, including activity worksheets, and coaching tips. Discovery Cards are simple, practical, and impactful and increase engagement. Using color-coded categorized cards, group members will learn a model for Emotions & Feelings, what they are feeling in different situations, so they can better regulate their emotions. Discovery Cards increase engagement, participation, and self-discovery and spark great discussions in recovery group settings. For the best experience, buy a Group Kit, which includes everything you need to run an effective session.