chapter  24
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Exploring Mood Differences: Sports Car and K-Car Metaphor

ByNancy Taylor Kemp

This activity was created for families in which one or more members have bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). The goal of this activity is to increase understanding between family members diagnosed with bipolar disorder and family members who may not struggle with mood instability. This activity can be especially useful for shifting family member’s focus from criticism and blame to viewing contrast with curiosity, ultimately leading to acknowledgements of each family member’s strengths and contributions to the whole.