Towards the end of my BA (Hons) in Counselling, I woke up one morning with a rare light bulb moment!  I saw clearly that, for my dissertation, I needed to write about Hope and its therapeutic potential.  After coming through a difficult time of pain and struggle,  I had begun to learn to press into God for the hope He brings.  Not just hope for eternity, but hope found and expressed through pain and suffering in the here and now.  Walking in the dark places, I had learnt how to lament and find a voice for despair and hopelessness.   And in my work as a counsellor, I saw what it meant to become a ‘hope-bearer’.  My Hope and Despair Resource Cards have developed out of that time.  I am amazed to see and hear how the cards are being used as a powerful tool to access and express pain and the incredible impact that hope brings to our healing’.

10% of profits from the sale of the Hope and Despair Cards go to The Courage Foundation – a charity which provides joy and hope to bereaved children and families.

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