How to make a helper card

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You may have purposefully or intuitively created a card that brings out a lot of emotions in you. A card that is fierce a perhaps a little too much. What you can do in such a case is to create a helper card.

A card that supports you, that carries you. This can be a card of a mother figure, or one with a warm, gentle side, full of confidence. It can also be an archetype that assists you, or a card that is the opposite of the fierce card.

If you have made a card that touches on past trauma of abuse, for example, you can make a card about being protected, carried and treated lovingly.

Then when you step into the card that is intense and it becomes too much for you, you can step into the helper’s card. When something is traumatic for us, we often disappear completely into it, we don’t see all those other parts in ourselves that are also there. This part then takes us over completely.

The helper card helps you step out of that part and into another part that is also a part of you. It helps you remain loving toward yourself, helping you see, carry and heal. For example, to a trauma of abuse in the past, you can make a card about being protected, carried and treated lovingly.

When it still too intense and feel you can’t handle it, seek contact with a therapist experienced in working with images.