The Emoshis a Therapeutic Card Game
The Emoshis a Therapeutic Card Game contains 54 Emoshis cards & 72 word cards that enables players to practice, play, express and experience a variety of colorful facial expressions representing common emotions, thoughts, sensation and behaviors. The words enable deeper understanding and enrich the emotional language.
The Emoshis cards can be used as a diagnostic tool or as a tool for psychotherapy. The game can be played with groups or individuals and it is suitable for all ages.
The Emoshis a Therapeutic Card Game game kit contains:
- 54 Emoshis cards, colorfully illustrated amusing facial expressions representing common emotions, thoughts, sensation and behaviors.
- 72 word cards describing emotions, thoughts, feelings and behaviors
- Game instructions, including 18 activities for toddlers, preschoolers, young children, adolescents and adults
- Interpretation map with a suggested interpretation of each Emoshi card
The interpretation map is divided into four categories: emotion, thought, sensation and behavior. The distinction between the different categories is not strict and is open to interpretation. Included in the game kit, therefore, is an “interpretation map” with a suggested interpretation of each Emoshi card.
Emotion – A person’s mental state of feeling in the sense of an affect.
Thought – A mental process that signifies consciousness and that enables people to make decisions, imagine and arrange ideas.
Sensation – Inner body experience as sensed and processed by the sensory system.
Behavior – The range of actions that express feelings, thoughts and sensations.
Possible game options:
- If the Emoshi could speak, what would it say?
- Choose an Emoshi card that expresses how you feel today.
- Choose three Emoshi cards, one each that describes who I am, who I want to be and how I believe that my friends see me.
- Select an Emoshi card to start a session and another to end a session.
- Further suggestions are included in the box.
All rights are reserved to Tal Zaharin, Social Worker-MSW, Trauma Specialist-S.E.P. Instructing therapists, groups and professional teams from various fields – Psychotherapy, Education & Welfare.