Thanks to all 646 Kickstarter backers who are helping us make new, high-quality decks of Tea & Empathy cards by backing our project! If you missed the Kickstarter campaign but can’t wait to get your own deck of cards, watch this space - we’ll be arranging pre-orders soon. You can still listen to Kate talk about the project in the Kickstarter video at right.
When we can be present with others’ emotions – without immediately offering unsolicited advice – it transforms relationships. Professional and personal relationships benefit tremendously from improved empathy skills.
Empathy is the antidote to burnout. We often feel overwhelmed when we don’t feel seen, heard, and understood about the challenges we face. Wellbeing, creativity, and harmonious relationships thrive when empathy is present in micro-cultures (like within friendship groups, families, and workplaces).
Tea & Empathy are feelings cards that can be used to exchange empathy between partners, with groups of friends, or as a solo self-care practice. They're designed to help the users feel seen, heard, and understood.
You can also play with them as journal prompts, tools to break writer's block, or inspiration for stories.
There are 120 cards, each with one primary feeling and three adjacent feelings printed on them. They are designed to help build your emotional vocabulary and linguistic accuracy.
To get started identifying your feelings, you can download the “Find Your Feelings” sheet here.