Sensitive New Age Cavepersons
By: Innovative Resources
The Cavepersons cards have a simple aim: to invite men to talk about the significance that different roles play in their lives.
Through the ages men have been called upon to juggle an array of roles—partner, friend, father, son, colleague, confidante. This punchy prehistoric card set, invites reflection and discussion about the pressures and stresses faced by modern men as they undertake a myriad of roles and responsibilities.
Each comical Neolithic character invites rich conversations about male identity, purpose and fulfilment, and offers a cue to help build discussions about ‘the important stuff’—what it is to be a man in today’s world. The cavepersons depicted in these cards are not blindly unthinking male chauvinists. They are responsive, responsible men who are wrestling with the same roles, issues and scenarios as men today.
The cards can be used to reflect on health, roles, goals, hopes and personal identity. Cavepersons also supports conversations about our skills, strengths, virtues and resources, regardless of gender. Women may like to use these cards, too, to talk about the strengths and roles of the men in their lives.
Cavepersons is a unique resource ideal for both individual and group work. Many people who work with men will find this a valuable resource to have in their toolkit, including coaches and mentors, marriage and couple counsellors, men’s health workers, social workers, chaplains, family workers, therapists and carer support workers