Cards for Calm: A Therapy Tool to Combat Anxiety and Negative Thinking

Cards for Calm: A Therapy Tool to Combat Anxiety and Negative Thinking

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Used by therapists, counsellors, addiction centers, schools, educators, and social workers, With over 10,000 decks sold on Amazon, Cards for Calm provides prompts to help people begin to reframe their approaches to problems.

Small enough to fit in your pocket, this standard poker size (2.5” x 3.5”) deck is made from sustainable forest paper using starched-based laminating and vegetable-based inks. American Made, Cards for Calm is designed in California and printed in Kentucky.

Positive Perspectives
Cards for Calm helps people find better ways to deal with negativity and anxiety.

The cards use techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help users identify inaccurate or negative thinking and respond to challenging situations in more effective ways.

They encourage people to develop pre-prepared, positive responses to stressful situations. To be ready to meet anxiety with calmness and strength.

Better Thinking Through Therapy
It can be a struggle to break out of learnt patterns of thinking. Cards for Calm helps identify fun and creative visualizations that allow people to block unhelpful patterns of thinking and develop more positive responses. It helps address common problems such as confrontation, lack of motivation, trouble focusing.

Promote Positive Mental Health
Cards for Calm teaches positive thinking using mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, visualization and creative thinking. It helps people think differently about the sources of their anxiety and stress.

The deck includes over 20 pairs of Question and Answer cards. Each Question card outlines a common problem that can cause anxiety. The Answer card looks deeper into the issue, then guides the user through visualizations they can create to change their emotional response to the situation.

Cards for Calm can be used by individuals to analyze and change their behavior, as well as by counsellors and therapists to help clients reframe their approach to situations that cause them problems.

Using in Therapy Sessions
The cards can be used as prompts during one-on-one or group sessions.

The Question cards present common problem people get ‘stuck’ on, with some cards focusing on similar issues but approaching them in different ways.

When a Question card resonates with the client, read side 1 of the Answer card and discuss their experience of this issue.

Consider the impact it has on their life and how it affects their happiness. Ask them to consider how they typically respond to such a situation. What is the main emotion they feel? How are they left feeling afterward?

Side 2 of the Answer card suggests visualizations they can use to think about and approach the problem differently. Read through these together and discuss how there are approaches to the problem that differ from the response they’ve had in the past.

Ask them to imagine their future self as they face this problem again. Ask them to choose one of the suggested visualizations, or to create their own. Ask them to picture their future self responding to the problem in this way.

What emotion do they feel after using the visualization to deal with the situation? How does it compare to the emotion they felt when they had experienced this in the past?

Cards for Calm is recommended for ages 15 and over. If you're working with younger children why not try our deck designed for grades 3+, Imaginhero: https://www.etsy.com/listing/776398001/

Imaginhero introduces the same techniques as Cards for Calm, making them accessible through the use of familiar superhero narratives.

Imaginhero™ and Cards for Calm™ are registered trademarks of Cards for Calm LLC.

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Prof2009 Jan 29, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I love having these cards around for when my grief makes me feel anxious. Very helpful!

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Yesenia Apr 7, 2020

Wendy Schwartz Jun 17, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Very well made. Fast shipping. Perfect for helping my superhero loving 7yo. Thank you so much!

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