Pick-a-Postcard: Metaphors for Life Reflection Deck

METAPHORIC REFLECTION CARDS TO INSPIRE MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT, CONVERSATION, GROUP FACILITATION, COACHING, TEACHING AND GOAL SETTING

Transcend the traditional sharing circle and reflection conversation with the power of metaphoric imagery. 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 express thoughts that would otherwise be left unsaid. The thoughts, ideas and connections inspired by the imagery lead to broader and deeper reflection sessions because metaphors and symbols stimulate multiple areas of the brain and involve all senses. This approach can be especially helpful for more introverted or reluctant group members.

This tool is useful for both individual and collaborative reflection and is used in restorative circles and appreciations, group norms conversations, and goal setting.

• Facilitate strong beginnings and optimistic endings to group work or coaching sessions.
• Inspire meaningful engagement, reflection and dialogue that goes beyond traditional verbal techniques.
• Spark creative writing, exploration of personal or group strengths or goals.

Pick-a-Postcard: Metaphors for Life Reflection Deck

By: Jennifer Stanchfield

Genre: Learning & Coaching