I’ve woken up the past 2 days feeling energised and ready to attack my projects.
Right now I’m just waiting for my coffee to be ready and I’m going to get on with making more cards for therapy.
I bought more colourful card at the weekend and have typed out more emotion words.
I had originally wanted just bodily/dissociation cards in my pack because you can get emotion cards and lists anywhere. But using the cards in my session on Saturday while feeling pretty dissociated, I realised I needed some cards that weren’t there.
I thought I was pretty good at naming emotions but I felt stuck for words whilst dissociated, so now I am creating more cards.
I’m worried that there’s going to be way too many. Yet they’re all needed.
I suppose this is the whole point of prototyping products…. eeking out all the snags.
But in using the cards I think my therapist and I found a really important way of visualising my experience. Because as we know, those with trauma can sit and look blank or still and it belies the traumatic reactions that are going on underneath.
It felt very connecting for the young parts to have a safe way to “talk”. And to have Sienna respond to them…. Because the cards allowed her to see who was there with us and what they were feeling.
It felt important and connecting and safe.