Love Smart Cards are designed to support parents, teachers, counselors, mentors and therapists to empower those they serve with skills in emotional intelligence. This card set and the processes included in the instructions booklet are based in the wisdom of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), The Virtues Project, and skills often to empower transformational thinking. Regular use of these cards builds the vocabulary and line of thought that supports successful conflict resolution, trains and attitude of gratitude, compassion, and forgiveness, builds character, and supports emotional resiliency.
The Love Smart Cards™ address emotional literacy by building and somatically reinforcing a core vocabulary of needs, values and emotions, essential to being in touch with our authentic and empowered state. The Love Smart Cards™ are a wonderfully designed, highly useful tool to raise ones emotional intelligence as an individual and in relation to others. – Ayman Sawaf : pioneer in the field of emotional intelligence (EQ). He developed the “Four Cornerstone” model as described in Executive EQ: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership and Organizations (1997), his international best selling book co-authored with Dr Robert Cooper.
I am writing to endorse the Love Smart Cards designed by Katrina Vaillancourt as an amazing teaching tool. Having been a teacher for kids grade K-12 for over 20 years, I am always keenly aware of anything I come across that supports me teaching a new or difficult concept to eager or reluctant learners. I discovered the Love Smart Cards almost two years ago and have been employing them personally, with clients (Transformational Coaching) and in courses I have been teaching (Conscious Communication Skills). My observation in a variety of situations when working with all ages of people is that the cards are simply powerful and powerfully simple. Clients, friends, partners, family, and workshop participants leave feeling heard, seen and valued. Most importantly they leave a session with the cards feeling EMPOWERED. There is nothing more rewarding for a teacher than seeing her seeker/student feel empowered by a teaching/facilitation she has offered. I have tried other tools to teach these compassionate communication skills and nothing has worked as effectively or efficiently as the kinesthetic experience of using the 4 special decks inside the Love Smart Card collection. They are truly magical. – Lynda Switzer , B.A., B.Ed. Teacher, Coach, Facilitator