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Learn How To Navigate Your Inner System So You Can Identify And Heal Inner Your Child Wounds And Continue Your Inner Child Healing Journey.


Learn How To Navigate Your Inner System So You Can Identify And Heal Inner Your Child Wounds And Continue Your Inner Child Healing Journey.

your map

when you map out and understand the terrain of your inner system you can live as much of your life as your true self.

your true self

As humans we are complex, and the perception and interpretation of trauma we can experience as a child can form an emotional wound which means we think the event or the care giver's behaviour is actually BECAUSE of us.

Then, as we get older, our inner system is driven to ensure we never EVER feel this Inner Child Wound because it's just too much pain for us to go through again. It's why when we hit a rock in the road of life that we didn't see coming, it may feel like we turn into an entirely different person, or a part of us we haven't expressed in years suddenly rises to the surface.

And that's why I created this 58-card deck to light your way as you venture down the bumpy road of inner child wound healing. Designed to map your protector parts with your nervous system to release shame, these cards can be used in conjunction with Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy.

it's time to lift the shame, self-criticism and blame.
it's time to heal.

time to heal


Each card, featuring beautiful artwork by Katie Manning, is designed to give the sub-personality parts, or Inner Guardians, that each and every one of us has, a voice and image.

Because when we get curious about why they are present, we can start to lift the negativity, destructive behaviours and harmful impact they show up with to start living the life we deserve. Plus, they make the entire experience of self-discovery and healing your trauma more visual.

In addition to the cards, this deck comes with a companion booklet to explain the system and how to use them, plus a QR code that gives you access to an exclusive online membership portal. In this online membership, you'll be welcomed into the world of Self Navigation through a detailed explanation of each card and how you can relate this exploration back to your daily life.

living a joyful and deeply connected life, free from inner child wounds and trauma, is everyone's birthright!

your birthright

that's why anyone can use these educational cards

educational cards

And as someone who has suffered from complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, and even self-harm to numb the pain from an abusive marriage to a narcissist - believe me, I understand how hard it can feel to unravel some of these complex inner child wounds!

Through my own journey of self-healing trauma, and later as a Trauma Therapist and Coach my goal is to lift people's shame, judgement, and guilt. I've been there, and I want to help you push past that feeling, because I know what's possible when you do!

I created these cards to help you discover your own SELF Navigation Map™ and get curious about the everyday behaviours that cause distress, chaos, and blockages. We all have a TRUE SELF, which is the very essence of who we are. It is not learned - it's who we are, and it carries traits such as compassion and curiosity. Think of these cards as a physical tool to help you access deeper parts of your psyche, with compassion and curiosity leading the way.

Whether you are an educator, coach, or therapist, even a parent, teacher or friend, or simply for yourself, these cards are perfect for anyone needing help to process their emotions.



  • Destructive behaviours that block you from living the life you deserve
  • Everyday behaviours that cause you distress, blockages, and anxiety
  • Feeling helpless in the face of painful triggers that bring out parts of you that you're ashamed of
  • Inner turmoil from drowning in shame, guilt, self-criticism, blame, or fear


  • Get curious about your Inner Guardian parts so you can understand harmful behaviours
  • Offer yourself more compassion when facing inner child wounds and healing trauma
  • Give your parts a voice and image to express externally what you may struggle to share
  • Build context around how your nervous system responds when perceiving danger

Don't let emotional roadblocks keep you from moving forward towards the life you desire!

Are you ready to move past your past?

We are all so unique. Our wounds, traumas, and fears manifest in a wide range of expressions. But the archetypes of our inner guardian or protector parts can have similar motivations. Beneath all the programming and wounding we've picked up in this life, we all have a true self who is only ever motivated by compassion, curiosity, and a desire to connect.

Born from my extensive work as a multi-award-winning Trauma Therapist & Coach, with qualifications such as Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, EMDR, Hypnotherapy and Positive Psychology, this 58 card deck will help you, your clients, students, patients, friends, or family to give a name and an image to their various parts.


features of the Self Navigation MappingTM cards.
what your deck includes...

  • 50 Inner Guardian Cards - The various expressions of our Inner Guardian protector parts
  • 4 Inner Child Wound Cards - The four core inner child wounds
  • 1 True Self Card - The essence of who we are and how we were born
  • 3 Blank Cards - Haven't found the right card to describe it? You can create some yourself!

The Traffic Lights of ToleranceTM

The Traffic Lights of Tolerance™ is a fun and easy tool to use with your Self Navigation Mapping™ Cards as you create your own personal Self Navigation Map™. With this, you can track how you react and behave from your autonomic nervous system, which stores your lived experiences in the body. The lights represent your nervous system from safe (ventral vagal), fight/flight (sympathetic) and freeze (dorsal vagal). You can map the wounds, Inner Guardians and True Self against the lights relative to where they are in your nervous system.

Access to the Self Navigation MappingTM Online Membership Tutorial

Along with your card deck, you'll receive a booklet with a brief description of this system and how to use the cards. It will also include a QR code which you can scan to gain access to our exclusive Self Navigation Mapping™ Membership portal, where you'll be greeted with a video tutorial from me where I walk you through using the cards in-depth with Nervous System Education.

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together we will build a bridge from your inner guardian protective parts to reach your true self.

A first of their kind, these uniquely designed Self Navigation Mapping™ Cards will make the journey easier to understand and navigate simpler than ever. Created to make inner child work feel approachable for anyone through eye-catching designs and a straightforward presentation of complex psychological concepts there is no tool out there like this to support you on your journey of SELF Navigation!

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  • Build a more deeply connected, compassionate relationship with your Inner Guardian parts by stepping back into your True Self.
  • Express what you struggle to understand.
  • Understand and navigate your inner system free from shame, anxiety, guilt, self-blame, and pain.
  • Avoid messy emotional crashes.
  • Stop judging yourself.
  • Realise that there is nothing wrong with you.
  • Step back out of judgement and into compassionate curiosity from your True Self.

That makes all the difference, but like anything, it's a skill that needs practice and open-mindedness.

And with these cards, you will not only receive a valuable tool for Self Navigation, identifying protector parts and inner child wounds, but you will receive access to my SELF Navigation Mapping™ online membership tutorial! This is an exclusive space where you can learn how to use your cards effectively.

There is no tool out there like this to support you on your journey of SELF Navigation!

new territories

are you ready to explore new territories with a trustworthy tool charting the way?

This unique 58 card deck was beautifully designed and strategically developed to help you pave a path through your messy inner terrain of wounds, trauma, and Inner Guardians, on your way back home to your True SELF.

It will completely revolutionise how you view yourself and others when Inner Guardian parts arise through chaotic, messy behaviours. It will give you the ability to express easily, to both yourself and others, the conflicting feelings and core wounds you've faced.

Ultimately it will put you back in the driver's seat of your True SELF while you continue to navigate this imperfect human life - full of bumps in the road, twists, turns, and dead ends!

Disclaimer: These cards are not meant as a diagnosis or medical treatment for mental health issues. The information given is not intended to constitute medical advice.



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  • Educators
  • Counselors, Therapists, and Psychologists
  • Coaches
  • Healers
  • Parents
  • Friends
  • Humans of any age, gender, race, or nationality who experience feelings!

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Here are some FAQs about the Self Navigation Mapping Cards!


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Caroline Strawson

hello, I'm Caroline Strawson.


I'm a multi-award winning Trauma Therapist & Coach and founder of The School of Trauma Informed Positive Psychology.

In 2010, I experienced a series of life-changing traumatic events. My mum, who was my rock, died very suddenly, and my husband walked out on me and our two children. I was left with over $85,000 worth of debt and at that time; I didn't even realise I'd been in an abusive marriage with a covert narcissist. I was at rock bottom, a shell of myself.

Eventually, I was diagnosed with complex PTSD, and realised that I was suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and self harm. All the while thinking "How could an intelligent woman like myself, with a medical background, find herself in this situation!?!"

I felt alone, isolated, and in a very dark place as no-one seemed to understand what I was going through. This just perpetuated my feelings of not feeling worthy or good enough.

Today, my life looks VERY different to those beginnings. Prioritising my healing as I built and scaled my business was a key factor in my success. I had to do the inner work to make this outer growth possible. And I now run a very successful multi-7 figure business.

I'm here to use my personal experience and training in many cognitive and somatic techniques to help as many others as possible! I would be honoured to guide your healing journey, I know that together we can do amazing things!



  • BSc (Hons)
  • Post Grad Cert Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (Advanced)
  • Brainspotting Phase 4
  • EMDR (attachment focused)
  • Internal Family Systems Level 3
  • Safe & Sound Protocol Practitioner
  • Clinical Hypnotherapist & Master Trainer
  • ICF Accredited Trauma Informed Coach
  • Certified High Performance Coach
  • Polyvagal Informed
  • Breath Work Teacher
  • Accredited Divorce & Breakup Coach
  • Advanced Certifcate Domestic Abuse


I'm the author of the #1 bestselling book, 'Divorce Became My Superpower' and 'Unseen Wounds of Women' and have recently signed a book publishing deal with Hay House about Post Traumatic Growth After Narcissistic Abuse.

Divorce became my superpower


I host the #1 iTunes Podcast 'The Narcissistic Abuse & Trauma Recovery Podcast' with over 4.5 million downloads, over 160,000+ Instagram followers and over 1 million Youtube views providing my community with additional tangible tools and techniques to help them on their recovery journey.



I also have a FREE, private Facebook support group called 'Narcissistic Abuse & Trauma Recovery for Women' with over 30,000 members.


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I've appeared on national television, radio, in national newspapers, magazines, and made many in-person appearances as an expert in my field.

reframe your mindset

taking the road less travelled doesn't have to be scary…

If you have a map and an inner guardian to guide the way!

This one-of-a-kind card deck is the secret weapon you didn't know you needed, but once you try them, prepare to be hooked!

The way you use these cards may shift and evolve as you continue to grow and heal, but we will always still have parts that rise up when life triggers that trauma again.

While the system will always be there, how you perceive it will continue to change. These cards will be there to help you witness and process every new inner terrain you're pulled to explore.