The purpose of the non-profit OH Cards Institute is to share the growing body of information about ways OH Cards are used. The OH Cards Institute (OHCI) collects, assesses, organizes, and disseminates resources about OH Cards, cataloguing information into three main areas: Methods, Studies, and Context.
While there is and will be some overlap of content between the OHCI and OH North America websites, OHCI tends to focus on scholarly and published works — including videos, books, and material in other languages — and OH North America tends to focus on OH Card stories.
Because information published on the OHCI website may be of interest to OH North America readers, we’ll occasionally post an update here of new material on the OHCI website.
June’s OHCI Articles
Creative Therapies – A description of Kim Atkinson and Catherine Well’s book, Creative Therapies, with an excerpt of the book’s content regarding OH Cards.
Healing Trauma with Metaphoric Cards – Survivors of disasters can fall into a vortex of helpless despair – or climb a healing spiral using a variety of resources. One effective tool to aid recovery is the deck of COPE cards.
Can We Play? – An article by psychologist David Elkin about the importance of play for children and the disappearance of play from children’s lives.
Techniques of Group Facilitation – In his book about group facilitation techniques, psychologist Pedro Bolgeri Escorza presents an OH Cards exercise for groups.
To see articles published on OHCI prior to June, visit the OHCI Updates page.