Our wide range of resources and books are carefully selected based on the constant needs of our clients. Our resources consist of products for Social-Emotional Learning, Restorative Practices, Circle Time, Bullying Intervention Tools, Conversation Starters, Mindfulness, Parenting, and more. Kindly drop us an email to obtain the price list and order form.
As part of reaching out to a wider audience, we play an active role in displaying our resources at conferences. Should you be keen to collaborate with us, kindly drop us an email.
We are the Master Distributor of Innovative card sets, stickers, books and picture books are used to enrich conversations about the important stuff in life — feelings, hopes, strengths, relationships, values, stories and goals.
Our card sets are sold internationally and are known for their originality, practice wisdom and striking visual styles. They have found their way into boardrooms, kitchens, jails, classrooms, school camps, conferences, job interviews, hospitals, meetings, research papers, workshops, university courses, family dinners, community houses, celebrations, big business planning days and team building events.
Through innovation, collaboration and research, Innovative Resources creates materials and delivers training to help empower people to make choices and take action.
Quirky Kid is a niche publishing house producing unique therapeutic resources for young people and families. Their tools have won various awards like the Book Industry Innovation award (2016) and the Best Educational Resource (Primary, Humanities (2014).
Face It, Just like when, Tell me a Story and How to be a Friend are just some of their popular resources that we carry.
Inyahead books, cards and posters are for those caring for children and young people in schools, homes and other settings. The focus is to provide materials that help schools to promote thoughtfulness and fun, promote contemporary teaching and learning principles and practices, create environments that are protective for young people, develop the skills and strategies for young people to persevere through to well-being and success and support families and communities to nurture young people.
Commonly used for Teaching & Learning, Resilience, Circle Time, Restorative Practice, Character Education, Thinking and Strengths.
Kimochi (KEY.MO.CHEE) means “feeling” in Japanese.
Sometimes kids (and adults) have strong feelings that can fuel challenging behaviors. Sometimes it’s hard to know how to communicate when you are in an emotional moment. Kimochis are a playful way to help children (and adults!) learn how to identify and express feelings. When kids can communicate their feelings effectively, they develop positive social skills that lead to lasting friendships and success in all aspects of life. Kimochis teach the fourth “R”—reading, writing, arithmetic, and RELATIONSHIPS. This “R” is the foundation for success in ALL areas of life.
We have two specialized card sets, Roads and The River, psychological tools for settings of individual therapy and group therapy. The sets are helpful resources for mental health professionals working with children, adolescents or adults, having a wide range of needs. Look out for their third card set, The World of Trains that is coming soon!
Free Spirit Publishing is known for its unique understanding of what kids want and need to navigate life successfully. They are grounded in books and other learning materials that are practical, positive, pro-kid, and solution focused. They are not afraid to tackle tough topics such as teen depression, kids and anxiety, grief and loss, juvenile justice, and conflict resolution. They also offer sound advice with a sense of humor on relevant issues including stress management, character building, puberty, school success, self-esteem, service learning, and more.
We carry all 20 titles of the very popular Thumball, a soft stuffed ball to throw, roll, or pass in a circle or randomly. Catch it! Look under your thumb. Respond to the prompt. Kids absolutely love this interactive tool that will get them talking and sharing. Without even knowing it, you will be encouraging the use of interpersonal skills including taking turns, eye contact, listening, responding, valuing similarities and respecting individual differences.
Stop Bullying, Group Starter, Personal Strengths, Anger Management and Team Building are just some of the highly sought after Thumballs.
Thought Bubbles is a card game like no other, Thought Bubbles was created by psychologists to help kids and adults notice and choose their thoughts in a fun and light-hearted way. Its versatility is limited only by your imagination! An excellent resource for therapists and counsellors and a great way for friends and family to bond, this game offers a wonderful platform for growth and learning at all ages.
Bringing Thoughts to Life!
Dr Patricia Sherwood Phd, Graduate Diploma in Special Education, B.A. (UWA), Graduate Diploma in Arts (counselling), BSW, Diploma in Holistic Counselling, Advanced Diploma in Holistic Counselling, Diploma in Buddhist Psychotherapy and Counselling, Diploma in Training and Assessment Systems, Graduate Certificate in Artistic Therapies.
AHHCA, ACA, AASW, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
College director & principal counselling theory and skills teacher, principal supervisor of Artistic Therapies, Holistic Counselling textbook author.
Dr Trish Sherwood is qualified to teach all units in the Holistic Counselling, Artistic Therapies & Buddhist Psychotherapy courses which she designed and accredited.
Dr Sherwood is also a sought after presenter at conferences both within Australia and overseas having delivered in South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Europe and the United States of America.
It can sometimes be a challenge to connect with our children. These resources opens doors for meaningful conversations which in return gives a parent the opportunity to connect on a deeper level with their child. It allows parents to assist in building critical thinking skills, to identify individual and family strengths, to talk about their aspirations for the future and to manage and process different emotions. Our resources encourages you to bond closely with your loved ones and to build on your child’s self-esteem.
Every person and every school has unique and sometimes surprising strengths. Through our strengths we learn and grow. We call on our strengths, and those of others, in times of challenge and difficulty. Through our shared strengths, we help prevent bullying, and build capacity, hope and resilience for everyone. Building a culture of strengths, respect and fairness in the school community not only enhances learning, but makes it an enjoyable and accessible environment for students, staff and parents. Our wide range of resources and books has been used in various schools for Pastoral care, CCA, CCE, Circle Time Sessions, Managing Conflicts, Grief and Loss, Bullying, Self Esteem Issues, Anger Management, Stress Related Issues and more.
Our products connect with the heart of people. We carry high-quality resources that arise out of organisational best practice such as the ‘Strengths Approach’, ‘Choice Theory’ and ‘Appreciative Inquiry’. These are ways of motivating progress, building teams, encouraging innovative thinking and creating change by focussing on strengths and possibilities, rather than on problems and deficits. We can conduct lunch time talks based on our resources.
Thousands of practitioners who work with groups of all different sorts, have discovered the power of using simple hands-on ‘artifacts’, or conversation-building resources, to add energy and insights to their sessions. Our colourful, high-quality resources can play a significant role in building meaningful and engaging conversations with groups. They can also help change the pace and introduce a sense of fun and play into the room. Each of our card sets has a booklet brimming with many creative suggestions you can use or adapt for your group.
Card sets are very useful tools for inviting reflection, conversation and hopeful possibilities to emerge. They are a way of building colour, creativity and variety into your practice—something that can inspire and energise you as well as your clients. Counsellors, psychologists and therapists are confronted by a huge range of difficult situations. Issues of grief and loss, mental health, trauma, and navigating the ups and downs of emotions and relationships are seldom easy. Our Resources can help play a part in approaching these issues with a view to generating hope and positive change.
Social workers in diverse roles will readily recognise the intent to embed principles of self-determination,
respect, and social justice in our card sets. Client groups may include children, families, individuals with disabilities, addictions and mental health issues and people struggling with an array of personal and social problems. All human service professions can incorporate these materials in their conversations.
Those who work in roles that provide spiritual or pastoral support often have conversations with people about their values, hopes, challenges and ways to create a life that is meaningful to them. These subjects are natural territory for the card sets because they are designed to prompt conversation, storytelling and reflection about feelings, strengths, hopes, goals and choices.