This portable Language of Emotions card deck was created by Karla McLaren to help you increase your empathic and emotional skills, anytime and anywhere. These 24 cards offer detailed insights into the 17 distinct emotions and the unique Empathic Mindfulness practices that support your emotional and empathic awareness.
All emotions are necessary, and all emotions are supportive if they appear at the right time and at the correct intensity for the situation. Emotions are an irreplaceable part of your cognitive skills, and learning more about them will help you become more aware, more appropriately sensitive (instead of hypersensitive), and more comfortable in your inner life, in your relationships, and in your social world.
The Emotion Cards: Each of the 17 emotion cards contains a detailed list of the gifts each emotion brings you, questions you can ask yourself when each emotion arises, signs of obstruction or trouble in that emotion, and a focused, hands-on practice for working with that emotion in your daily life. These cards include Anger, Fear, Sadness, Happiness, Apathy, Guilt & Shame, Hatred, Grief, Contentment, Jealousy, Envy, The Suicidal Urge, Joy, and more … every emotion is presented as a necessary aspect of your cognitive awareness and your social skills.
The Empathic Mindfulness Cards: Each of the 7 Empathic Mindfulness cards were created to help you bring focus and mindfulness to your emotional life. These practices utilize one or more emotions in their “free-flowing” states so that you can begin to identify differing emotional intensities and integrate your mindfulness practice and your emotional awareness. These skills will help you maintain your focus, understand appropriate boundaries, address internal tension, and work with your strong emotions with grace, humor, and intelligence. Includes the 5 main Empathic Mindfulness practices from The Language of Emotions, plus Stress & Resistance, and suggestions for using these cards as a part of your daily practice.
The Language of Emotions Cards will help you quickly identify, understand, and respond to your emotions — and they’ll act as reminders of the Empathic Mindfulness practices that help you integrate your emotional life, your intelligence, your ethics, and your empathy. Thank you for bringing your emotional awareness and your empathy to our waiting world!
The Language of Emotions Cards are printed in the U.S. on recycled paper with soy-based inks!