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Writing Kits & Self Development Kits

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Over the years I’ve really enjoyed working with different writing kits and card decks that I’ve used on a variety of workshops, courses and retreats. This has grown into a collection of card decks and kits that are focused on writing, coaching and self-development. I also have some card decks in my collection, which introduces the different energy’s of the trees we live with, which I’ve posted on my tree blog.

Card deck and kits are a great way of stimulating and engaging learning on workshops and retreats. I’ve never had a participant whose been disappointed when I’ve introduced card decks and kits onto our programmes, in fact the opposite, these resources have always been welcomed.

I also use them as part of my coaching tool kit when working in one to one coaching sessions. They can be a really helpful tool for getting unblocked or for finding a new way in or a different perspective around an issue that is being explored. Some of the decks can be used as a prompt at the start of the session as a form of free association to see what connections there might be to the card, word or image that has been selected.

In the early days when I used kits and card decks a lot more many people would express their resistance to using the cards thinking that they were tarot cards mainly because tarot cards are presented in similar packaging and design it was easy to see why this assumption was made. I always take care and time in explaining that these are different from tarot cards although those with the names Oracle in the title might be more closely aligned to the tarot card decks. I always offer using or working with any card deck or kit as an option.

For those of us who are either visual or more kinasethic learners a card deck or kit can be more stimulating and motivation for learning and reflecting.

Card decks can quickly go out of print and circulation so it’s good to catch them when you can. I’ve grown my collection over 10 years with a vast majority of my card decks coming from Hay House. However I have stumbled over a couple in second handbook bookshops and charity shops including a Tree Oracle Kit and Phases Of The Moon Kit.

I’ve listed below the title of the writing kits and card decks featured above starting from top left to right:

The Observation Deck Naomi Epel, The Writer’s ToolBox Jamie Cat Callan, Tree Affirmation Cards Victoria Sofia Lewis (I snuck that one in), The Complete Writer’s Kit Scott Edelstein, A Creative Writer’s Kit Judy Reeves, The Writer’s Workshop In A Box edited by Sandra Bark, The Writer’s Retreat Kit Judy Reeves, Inner Outings Charlene Geiss & Claudia Jessup & The Autobiography Box Brian Bouldrey.

Here’s a list of the self-development & coaching card decks and kits starting from top left to right:

Labyrinth Wisdom Cards Tony Christie, Archetype Cards Caroline Myss, The Letting Go Cards Melodie Beattie, Best Year Of Your Life Debbie Ford, Tips For Daily Living Iyanla Vanzant, Wisdom For Healing Cards Caroline Myss, The iFactor Cards Ken Barnes, Goddess Guidance Oracle cards Doreen Virtue The Healing Cards Caroline Myss, Karma Coaching Cards, Coaching Cards For Relationships, Coaching Cards For Business Owners, Coaching cards for Everyday Use, Coaching Cards For & Coaching Cards For Managers (coaching cards all available from http://www.barefootcoaching.co.uk/category/catalog/Coaching%20Products), Soul Coaching Oracle Cards Denise Linn, Self Care Cards Cheryl Richardson, The Spa Deck Barbara Close & Susie Kushner, The Healing Deck Monte Farber & Amy Zerner, The Daily Affirmation Cards Cheryl Richardson & The Grace Cards Cheryl Richardson.

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