Flexibility, versatility, and fun!
The I Think, I Feel, I Am cards were designed to be open-ended in order to encourage creativity between therapists, teachers, and families. Cognitive Behavioral therapists are using them to help clients recognize critical thoughts and feelings as well as black and white thinking. EMDR therapists report success with clients as they work in the Assessment Phase and during resourcing. I find kids and teens like to see that thoughts they were having are not isolated – others have them too and often the pictures speak louder than the cognitions themselves.