Some linguists believe that the Chinese developed their writing system according to the rebus principle and Egyptian hieroglyphs sometimes used a similar system.
Essentially you don’t really need an instruction manual, for if you give the cards to any person without telling them what to do; they will eventually find a way to see what the puzzle or connection is.
Don’t believe us? Try it. Leave a deck of any cards on a desk or table and watch what happens when you place a ‘post it note’ with the words ‘Open me’ on!
Lay all 54 cards out on a table in sequence order to see the bigger narrative picture (solitaire method). Learning style - Solitary: The solitary learner prefers to learn alone and through self-study.
If you familiarise yourself with these cards they can help you to facilitate and teach key words for anger and emotions, self-esteem and happy words enabling you to gain a greater understanding of connections as well as to create narrative and anchor links.
Part of your role as a facilitator or player is to listen to the user; and as you look at the cards placed in sequence order on a table, begin to visualise the sort of conversations that will come about; myriads of possibilities depending on the field one is in. Within a short time you will have created your own techniques and games.