Blobs are delightful characters (without gender or age) that help facilitate and stimulate meaningful discussions about difficult issues or situations. Individuals or groups can start discussions by identifying themselves, or others, with an individual or group of blobs whose actions or feelings represent their own.
This title presents an effective tool to explore teenage issues. Blobs are a way of communicating using two of the first languages which are learnt as children – body language and feelings.
These cards provide a tool to consider and discuss a multitude of positive and negative teenager feelings and behaviours. They can be used individually or for groupwork and cover topics such as Relationships and friendships; Bullying; Addiction; Emotions; Confidence; Self-image; and, many more. It includes cards suggesting over 50 optional activities.
48 colour flashcards, with guidance for use
Pip Wilson is the author of over fifty books and the famous ‘Blob Tree’ tools, which can open the hardest heart, and is able to open up meaningful communication in all cultures and contexts. His work has ranged from street gangs, Hells Angels, people with drug and alcohol issues, and charity housing projects. He currently works as a freelance people worker, conducting groupwork/ training/ facilitation in the corporate and voluntary sectors. Pip yearns for the uncomfortable, unease, dissatisfaction and daily refreshes the irritation. He believes that there is no such thing as a difficult person – only difficult behaviour.
Ian Long is an illustrator who has worked with Pip all of his adult life, drawing, creating and visualizing ideas that they have imagined together since the early 1980s. He has been a youth and pastoral worker in Gloucestershire, a primary school teacher in West Sussex and Hampshire, a carer for his father who suffered with Alzheimer’s and is now working full time upon books. He is married to Jane, and they have two beautiful adult daughters.