Pick-a-Postcard Kit Metaphoric Conversation Starter & Reflection Tool
Use the power of metaphoric imagery to inspire, engage, connect and reflect!
The kits are now available in both a 30 card set and 50 card set that includes a decorative tin and facilitation ideas. Larger or smaller quantities of postcards are available, please email email@example.com for questions and bulk pricing.
30 Card Set $34.95 •50 Card Deluxe Set $49.95
This carefully selected collection of unique postcard images capture a group’s attention and inspire meaningful reflection and conversation. The postcard collection is popular with teachers, counselors, trainers and group facilitators looking to start off a class, training session or team-building program with style, or as a way to reflect or celebrate the strengths and achievements of individuals or the group. The postcards are an impactful tool for vision setting, helping participants resolve conflict or establish group norms, or as a dialogue prompt in restorative justice circles. Postcards inspire creative writing and can be used as journaling prompts for self-reflection. The Pick-a- Postcard Kit is a compelling and engaging tool for practicing the use of metaphor and figurative language.
People often find it easier to express themselves through a picture or symbol rather than through verbal means. Because participants can talk about the object or image rather than about themselves directly, they sometimes express thoughts that would otherwise be left unsaid. The thoughts, ideas and connections inspired by the imagery lead to broader and deeper reflection sessions than when using dialogue alone.
“I wanted to send you a quick thank you. As a clinical intern at an addiction program, I am always using any sort of resources for processing and group check-ins. I have been using your postcards for years to gauge the group experience during adventure work or in group work. Earlier this week when using them, a new client chose the postcard with ‘The Kimball’s Special’ on it. She shared that it was one of the few joys that she remembered from her childhood and this card gave her some perspective to look forward to something later in the summer… Thank you for creating engaging and positive tools.”
Ideas for Using the Pick-A-Postcard Kit:
- To begin a group, or facilitate Introductions and goal-setting
- As a processing, debriefing, or reflection activity
- For individual reflection or writing prompts
- To stimulate group dialogue and consensus
- For group goal setting or as a tool for creating group norms agreements
Postcards can be used with learners of all ages in group building, therapy, coaching or academic settings. Use your creativity, the possibilities are endless.