deep pictures ‘World of Emotions’ – 52 postcards for understanding your feelings and emotions

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The metaFox deep pictures combine 52 evocative picture cards and powerful coaching questions in one postcard set for adults. The deep pictures ‘World of Emotions’ guide you on a journey of self-discovery by getting deeply in touch with your emotions and inner experience.

Pictures representing positive and also negative feelings
Questions about the experience and handling of emotions
52 coaching cards for working with emotions

Non-violent communication, emotional intelligence, therapy, counseling, coaching, soft skills training, discovering personal resources in seminars, training and further education, reflection

Package Contents

  • 52 postcards and an overview card with suggestions for how to use them
  • A6 format (14.8 cm x 10.5 cm), front with matt lacquer for an elegant look and feel
  • Stable 250g cardboard from 100% FSC certified sources


metaFox deep pictures "World of Emotions"

A postcard set to develop emotional intelligence

The deep pictures combine powerful images with coaching questions. The photographs and questions of the “World of Emotions” card deck focus on the themes of feelings and emotions. Images show both sad and cheerful situations, and help to spark association, inspiration and motivation. Use the cards in a variety of situations.

What makes the content unique?

The deep pictures ‘World of Emotions’ is one of the few decks in the metaFox picture card series that doesn’t put focus on bright and colorful photographs but also includes about 40% dark and somber images. Thus, this postcard set represents the full range of human emotions. The open questions that match the pictures address the topic of emotions and feelings in a very broad context.


In coaching and therapy

Spread (some of) the 52 coaching cards on the table and provide your client with a large choice of possible associations.

In training and seminars

Use the image cards to close your emotional intelligence training session on non-violent communication seminar. Read here, how exactly.

For personal reflection and inspiration

Reflect on images and questions. Put the cards as a daily motivation on your wall or desk.

The importance of emotions

Understanding ourselves, our moods and our emotions is often surprisingly difficult. Yet, the ability to be aware and to regulate one’s emotional state is a key ingredient of a fulfilled and successful life. Daniel Goleman and others have popularised “Emotional Intelligence” as a catalyst for successful leadership1 and fulfilling personal relationships2. Increasing our “EQ” has become a common goal of coaches, trainers and therapists.

Goleman’s emotional intelligence model looks at awareness and regulation of the emotions of ourselves and others. By crossing these two categories, it draws a holistic map of crucial skills for the digitised world of the 21st century.



Self awareness
The ability to be aware of your emotions (emotional awareness) and self-assess your state. This is also the foundation for self-motivation and self-confidence.

Others (“Relational”)

Social awareness
This is what we often refer to as empathy. In work environments it can extend to organisational awareness and lay the basis for service orientation.



Self Management
Our ability for emotional self-control allows us to adapt to what we experience and is the basis for optimism and achievement orientation.

Others (“Relational”)

Relationship Management
Being sensible of both our own and others’ emotional states, we can facilitate successful teamwork, act as change catalysts and be inspirational leaders.

How are emotions created?

According to the two factor theory3 and similarly described in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), our emotions are based on a stimulus and arise through the interplay of physical arousal and a cognitive label.

In practice what this means is that we interpret the situation we’re in cognitively (we “think”), possibly connecting what we experience with our memory, and together with a sensation (“feeling”) in our body, this results in an emotion.

Looking at an example situation, let’s imagine that we walk home through a lonely street. We see a person in a long coat catching up to us (“stimulus”) which reminds us of a crime movie we watched recently (cognitive interpretation) and our heart starts beating faster (physical arousal). We experience fear.

What emotions do we experience?

Emotions can be described with words, and they can also be categorised according to their valence (is an emotion pleasant/positive or unpleasant/negative?) and activation (the energy level experienced with the emotion). The Circumplex of Emotions, a model originally proposed by psychologist James A. Russel in 1980, visualises emotions along these two axes. Within this system of coordinates, we can locate our emotional state within the circumplex and without words to label the emotion.

what the users say

I ordered these motiv cards in a set of 2, on the following themes “World of emotions” and “Growing together”. Both sets are ideally adapted for various applications. Especially the combination of a picture and supportive questions make these deep picture cards something special. They intuitively support the users to give free rein to their thoughts. A great investments for every trainer and coach in a further coaching method. I am still delighted with the deep pictures. Thanks a lot


1. Douglas, C., Ammeter, A. P., & Buckley, M. R. (2003). Emotional intelligence, leadership effectiveness, and team outcomes. The International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 11(1), 21-40.

2. Zeidner, M., Matthews, G., & Roberts, R. D. (2012). What we know about emotional intelligence: How it affects learning, work, relationships, and our mental health. MIT press.


Additional information

Weight 300 kg

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2 reviews for deep pictures ‘World of Emotions’ – 52 postcards for understanding your feelings and emotions

  1. linbintsue

    Good quality

    Nice product. Good quality. I use this for adolescent counselling sessions and the kids really like using them to help them explore their feelings. Great for young people who are finding it tough to open up with talk therapy and need a tool to help them break the ice.

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  2. Patricia

    Awesome communication, speedy delivery, gorgeous pictures and amazing quality … These deep pictures are truly stunning.
    Are you still in doubt whether you want to buy these or not? Don’t, because you won’t regret your purchase!

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