The Blobs Training Manual - Book
The Blobs are versatile resources enabling adults and children in groups or 1-1 sessions to develop self-management skills and explore their feelings and reactions to situations that occur, through choice or spontaneously. There are a wide variety of card topics and books to guide facilitators that can be used as both educational and therapeutic tools to begin the process of change and healing.
This book guides facilitators on how to use the blobs, with lots of different activities featured for use with groups or individual clients.
Using these tools is a journey as participants often interpret the visual scenarios in a way that is very relevant to them. This manual has lots of different activities such as blob trees, jigsaws, reflection activities and clear descriptions are given of what each can be used for and how.
Guides on how to create a setting that is conducive to working with the blobs with an included CD ROM with downloadable PDF's of worksheets.
Blobs were created to enable those who struggle with words, but want to share how they feel. They are clear and simple black and white line illustrations with no words based on feelings and body language. Pictures can be used to prompt discussion or simply pointed at to convey these have struck a chord.
Different from other tools , Blobs are neither male nor female, young nor old and devoid of culture. They don't tell us what we ought to do, should or shouldn't do, or depict a problem to be solved or a message to be agreed upon, they just show visually the way people may feel.
Blobs have been used for over twenty years with small or large groups, 1-1 individuals, by different professions and are transferrable to both learning and therapy settings.
We have many different Blob card sets as well as books to guide facilitators about the wide variety of ways they can be used for different client groups and different needs:
- Teenage Life
- Feelings (56485)
- Emotions (56486)
- Bereavement (56487)
- Behaviour (56488)
- Family (56489)
- Anger (56484)
- Blob School (56482)
- The Blob Anger Book (56483)
- The Big Book of Blob Feelings (56480)