Does your family (know how to) talk to each other?

When was the last time your family sat together and talked and played a game?

Do you find yourself wishing your family could connect more? Does everyone spend evenings alone with their own electronic devices? Do you feel like you hardly know your partner, children, parents, siblings? I just heard about Describe cards , a card game designed to help stimulate conversation. Personal conversation. The kind where you walk away feeling like you know people better.

I really wish I had known about these when I was working in an agency, running counseling and therapy groups with as many as 20+ people or as few as two. The Discover cards include activities to get people to describe one another’s attributes, what they like about them, what they want to know better about them, and what individuals think of themselves. They include ice breakers, which I REALLY wish I had when I was running groups, as anyone who runs groups knows, this can be the most challenging element of group work.

I haven’t tried them yet myself, as I just learned about them this morning, but if you’re wishing your family, friends, or partner would talk more, you would like to know them better, or you’re just looking for a way to get people away from their screens and talking to each other, maybe give this a try. If you do, let me know how it goes!

Original Blog October 1, 2019 on Counseling For Resilience: Does your family (know how to) talk to each other?. Check out more of my Blogs on my website.

Lina Lewis-Arévalo MA, LPC, LCADC, NCC and is a Board-Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor. She encourages her clients to think of therapy as part of a journey of Wellbeing, which includes attention to sleep, nutrition, self-expression, connectedness, and bodywork. She is passionate about putting people at ease and helping them to reclaim their Best Selves. Whether your issues stem from early life trauma, ineffective communication skills, poor coping, low self-esteem, etc., she can help you recover that essential you and find joy in your life again. Call (609) 414-7978 or email to set up a session. Visit Lina Lewis-Arévalo’s Profile.