We want you to tell a story about how you feel, about how you are coping with strange times. If you feel ill or if you feel well, it doesn’t matter, it’s just important to communicate. Be as playful as you like. The most important thing to remember is that the use of the cards is up to the people who use them and it should be an intuitive process that begins first of all through play. Shuffle the cards and lay them out, which ones do you like, which ones don’t you like? Why might that be? Can you think of a story behind the ‘not liking’, what sort of reason might lead you to decide one card is bad and another good? Sort the cards into types, such as similar colours, inside bits of the body, outside parts, illnesses etc. but once sorted think about what these collections of similar cards means to you. What colours do you like, what sort of colours don’t you like? You will find dots and triangles of different colours appearing on the cards, what do you think they mean? Now look at individual cards, what do you think they are about? Once you have an initial feeling about the cards, start shuffling and laying them out in different patterns, what do these patterns suggest to you? Is there any sort of logic emerging from your play? As you explore the deck make your own associations, and continue to think about what each card might mean to you?
You might give a pack to someone else and let them play with it for a while and then compare thoughts. It suggests a way to play with the cards on the side of their box, is this a way you think is good, would it be better to play with them in another way?