Think Like a Superhero

BE AN IMAGINHERO

Ever faced a problem so big it seemed impossible? Or been continually distracted as you tried to get things done? Play Imaginhero and you can solve these problems like a superhero!

Turn anger into super-strength, raise forcefields to block negativity, meet new people with the confidence of a superhero, stop negative thoughts with a freeze-ray, use your laser vision to laser focus on a task. Each superpower you imagine is something you can use to help you deal with challenges in your everyday life.

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Imaginhero is a therapy tool that teaches kids how to use visualization, creative thinking, and mindfulness to deal with anxiety, stress, and confrontation. It teaches them that imagination is their superpower.

A deck of cards, Imaginhero is designed for people aged 10 and over who are looking for ways to deal with stress or anxiety, whether they’re working through this alone, in a group, with a therapist, a counsellor, or an educator.

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HOW IT WORKS

Imaginhero uses techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a form of treatment that’s suitable for people of all ages. CBT focuses on modifying the dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and thoughts of an individual.

Our thoughts and perceptions influence our behavior, and CBT is structured to help people identify when they are having unhelpful thoughts, then develop alternative ways of thinking that positively influence behavior.

This can be a difficult thing to do. Imaginhero makes this easier through a familiar framework of superhero stories. To be an Imaginhero, all you need to do is focus on something that is causing you anxiety, and imagine a superpower that can overcome it.

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How To Play

EVERYDAY PROBLEMS. SUPERHERO SOLUTIONS.

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SINGLE PLAYER RULES

FACE A CHALLENGE

Pick a Question card and think about the challenge it describes. Find it’s Answer card and discover superpowers that can defeat anxiety, bad habits, loneliness, negative thinking.

POWER UP!

Imagine having these powers. Develop your own that make you stronger. Be your own hero.

PLAY IRL

When faced with a challenge in real life, think of your superhero power for the strength to overcome it. The more you play, the more powers you’ll have.

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MULTI-PLAYER RULES

ASSEMBLE YOUR HERO TEAM

Players take it in turns to be the hero of the team. The hero picks a Question card at random and reads it to the team, along with the Answer card.

POWER UP YOUR IMAGINATION

Using the ideas on the Answer card, team members suggest superpowers that will solve the problem. Get creative. Let your imagination run wild. The more you describe a superpower, the stronger it will be.

TEAM PLAYERS ARE WINNERS

The hero awards the Question card to the player they think gave the best answer, and the player with the most cards wins. The way to win is to run your imagination in overdrive and help your friends overcome problems!

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Important Note

Imaginhero is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It should not be used as an alternative to professional healthcare. If you feel you are struggling with anxiety, depression or another form of mental illness please consult your doctor.

If you’re struggling and need someone to talk to, you can go to crisistextline.org or just text “HOME” to 741741 from anywhere in the US.

If you’re having thoughts of hurting yourself or others, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on ( 1 (800) 273‐8255) or dial 911 immediately. Help is available.

Know that you are loved, and that you are not alone.