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How you can use The Mood Cards

Whether you are using the cards on your own, with a partner or friend, there are many ways to benefit. Using the card will help you become more self-aware of your thoughts and feelings and will help you to move forward in a positive way.

Couples also find using the cards a great way to dive deeper into emotions and feelings which can be hugely beneficial for relationships.

Choose a card or two that resonates most with you in that moment or shuffle the pack and pick out a card at random. There are always things to learn:

Hold the card in your hand and focus on the image and ask yourself:

  1. How do I feel when I hold this card
  2. Does it resonate with me right now, or perhaps in the past
  3. What is happening in my body, the physical response

Answer the 3 questions on the back of the card which are based on CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Each question is a progression. The definitions, the explorations, the evidence, behaviours, other perspectives which will help you to see and learn more about your typical responses to situations and how to make subtle changes which will benefit you.

Read out the Affirmation at the bottom back of each card

If you like the affirmation, repeat so the positive words embed into the language you give yourself. It is like a rewriting of your script, the story you tell yourself, about yourself.

Goals and where am I now?

Until you know where you are then its going to be difficult to take meaningful steps towards where you want to be.  Quite often we kid ourselves and others about our lives, what we do, who we know, how successful we are or not.  Its all too easy to make things up to impress others or to bury our heads in the sand with the truth. Honesty and truth about yourself will set you free to open yourself up to happiness, creativity, success and freedom. I’m going to show you a little exercise I use with clients looking to make…

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Creating good karma

I often hear the people using the word karma when someone or something bad has happened to them or in society.   It is thought of as a punishment to come for those that deserve it and it is sometimes easier to think that karma will get that person rather than us having to take some action to communicate the problem.  The problem with this is that if we are imaging all the bad things that will happen because of karma what we are in fact doing is creating our own bad karma. On a society level we might think…

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