Conversation Starter & Reflection Tool
Each kit contains 36 postcards and facilitation ideas. Larger or smaller quantities of postcards are available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and pricing.
This carefully selected collection of unique images captures a group’s attention and inspires meaningful reflection and conversation. The postcard collection is popular with teachers, counselors, and group facilitators looking for great way 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 have been used as a tool to help participants resolve conflict or establish group norms. Postcards can be used to inspire creative writing or as journaling prompts for self-reflection. They are a useful 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 the 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 objects 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.