Revealed Presence® Story Cards work beautifully in group settings, but can also be used to create more intimacy in one-on-one conversations or to deepen individual meditation practices. Click here to learn more about the story of Story Cards.
Here are some ideas for how you could use a Story Card deck for storytelling, conversation and inspiration:
Group facilitation ice breakers
Photo only: Ask people to chose a card that reflects some aspect of a question related to the work of the group. As an introduction ask them to tell a story about why they chose the image.
Photo and Question: As people enter the room ask them to select an image they are drawn to but not to look at the back of the card. Ask each person to tell a story about why they chose the image, and then have them turn the card over and answer the question briefly without having thought about it in advance.
Photo and Question: Have one person choose a card randomly from the deck and then have each person in the group reflect on the image and/or question by telling a personal story evoked by the card.
Group problem solving
Clarify the problem or issue confronted by the group and together arrive at a question that captures the essence of the problem. As you consider that question, have each person pull a card randomly. Reflect on the image and question. As a group, consider how what the card presents might open or expand your understanding of the problem or issue.
Family/Friend gatherings where you want to deepen the conversation
Photo and Question: Have one person choose a card randomly from the deck and then have each person in the group reflect on the image and/or the question by telling a personal story evoked by the card.
Daily personal inspiration
Photo and Question: Randomly pull a card each day and use the photo and question to reflect on an important quality or focus for the day.