Our emotional intelligence games are designed to help people connect to their own and to others’ inner worlds.
Players discuss and select from a range of possible responses to positive and negative emotions in this fun game for ages 5-10 and adult. These include methods for reducing stress, ways to manage difficult emotions, prosocial behaviors, and activities that support emotional awareness. Through discussion and reflection, children can recognize the value of positive self-management techniques that they might not have previously considered. Play the game, or just use the cards to build emotional vocabulary and to review constructive responses to emotional situations.
A limited print run of Dreamkindlers was produced for GLS 10.0, and includes beautifully illustrated cards by Mary Recchia and Katherine Jameson. Contact Gabe for a copy!
For individuals who want to meaningfully connect across long distances. The game takes on the following rhythm, but players should be intentional about the frequency and timeline they desire:
Requesting: Players request an art-based medium, “I would like to receive a picture” “I would love a short little poem” “a drawing please!”
Creating: Using the requested medium players craft an artwork that is designed to carry a message that emotionally connects to the requester.
Giving: Players present their art creations, and enjoy staying emotionally connected across long distances.
Example: if a photograph has been requested, and you want to encourage and edify your fellow player, you could choose a photograph of them that calls out a specific part of their identity that you love (their playfulness, their kindness, their sense of adventure, etc.) and write a personal message that goes along with the photo to make this clear: “I love how free and spontaneous you are. Here’s to chasing after more rainbows!”