Mind Monster Card Deck: 52 Cards To Conquer Cognitive Chaos


Mind Monster Card Deck: 52 Marvellous Monsters To Help You Conquer Cognitive Chaos. Digital Download (PDF, JPG and PNG Formats). Humorous Gift To Give A Family Member Or Friend. A4, A5, and A6 sizes. Download. Print. Play.

Created by George Watts, a BWY Yoga teacher with Adult ADHD, and creator of the Online Yoga Lesson Planner.


52 Cards.
Instructions on how to use the cards.
Organised by number and colour.
Digital download.
Digital file type: JPG, PNG and PDF.
A4, A5, A6 sizes.

Mind Monster Card Deck

Introducing Mind Monster Card Deck: Conquering Cognitive Chaos with 52 Marvellous Monsters – Your Gateway To Calming The Mind. Created By George Watts, A Seasoned Yoga Teacher With Adult ADHD, These Downloadable Cards Offer A Lighthearted Approach To Conquering Cognitive Chaos.


Mind Monster Cards

Greetings and Namaste!

George WattsI’m George Watts (that’s me over there in doodle form), a seasoned BWY Yoga teacher and the creator of the Online Yoga Lesson Planner and the Chakra Chair Yoga Deck. I’ve been teaching yoga since 2010 and have taught hundreds of yoga classes.

I created the 52 cards in the Mind Monster Deck for myself because I have adult ADHD. I wanted a playful way to conquer cognitive chaos. 

The Mind Monster Cards are a humorous journey through the tangled landscape of cognitive distortions brought to life by the cute mind monsters. In this deck of cards, we embark on a playful adventure, exploring the quirks of our thought patterns with a dash of humour and a lot of fun.

Within the 52 cards of this deck, you’ll meet a delightful array of mind monsters, each representing a different cognitive distortion. From the exaggerated Black And White Thinking Mind Monster to the quirky Emotional Reasoning Mind Monster, these monsters offer a lighthearted glimpse into the whimsical world of the mind.

These Mind Monsters bring a sense of serenity to the tricky terrain of cognitive distortions.

By embracing the playful spirit of the Mind Monster Cards, we gain a fresh perspective on our cognitive quirks, empowering us to challenge and outsmart these pesky distortions with humour.

Whether you’re a seasoned psychology adventurer, someone with adult ADHD, a curious soul seeking insight into the workings of the mind, or simply a lover of inner calm, you’ll enjoy the Mind Monster Cards.

So shuffle the deck, draw a card, and immerse yourself in this delightful expedition into the world of cognitive distortions. Let the playful Mind Monsters tickle your funny bone, and may you emerge from the journey with a smile, a twinkle in your eye, and a newfound appreciation for the joy of playful psychology.


21 Reasons To Get The Mind Monster Deck


Reason 1.
Artistically Crafted

Designed by a yoga teaching artist (George Watts), ensuring eye-catching artistry and ease of understanding.

Reason 2.
Versatile & User-Friendly

Whether you’re a seasoned psychology adventurer, someone with adult ADHD, a curious soul seeking insight into the workings of the mind, or simply a lover of inner calm, “Mind Monsters” invites you to play.

Reason 3.
Step-by-Step Guide

Each card includes a cognitive distortion (mind monster) and steps to counter it.

Reason 4.
Engaging & Educational

Learn 45 cognitive distortions and 7 Yogic breathing techniques. 

Reason 5.
Printing Options

You can print them out in multiple sizes (A4, A5, or A6). I recommend using the A6 size to fit four cards on one A4 sheet.

Reason 6.
Quick & Easy

Whether you have a minute or an extended break, flip through the cards and choose one that resonates with you.

Reason 7.
Multiple Formats

Download in PDF, JPG, and PNG formats and print in various sizes for convenience.

Reason 8.
Play Daily

Use a card in your daily routine, selecting a new Mind Monster card each day for a diverse cognitive practice.

Reason 9.

Use the cards to guide your journal sessions, focusing on a specific Mind Monster card for enhanced mindfulness.

Reason 10.
Mind & Body Practice

Integrate Monster Cards into your Chair Yoga (Chair Yoga Cards) or Breathing Exercises (Blissful Breathing Cards), selecting cards that align with your practice goals.

Reason 11.
Stress Relief

Pull a card during stressful moments for a humorous way to learn effective strategies for managing stress and anxiety.

Reason 12.
Group Sessions

Share the cards in group settings for a collaborative and varied Mind Monster experience.

Reason 13.
Sleep Aid

Play with the cards to promote relaxation before bedtime.

Reason 14.

Pull a card when you need mental clarity and focus. 

Reason 15.
Personal Exploration

Use the cards to explore different cognitive distortions and discover which Mind Monster Cards to revisit. 

Reason 16.
Cognitive Challenges

Create challenges with friends or yourself, drawing cards to explore new cognitive distortions regularly.

Reason 17.
Thought Patterns

Develop a better understanding of your thought patterns.

Reason 18.
Negative Thinking Habits

Challenge negative thinking habits in a fun way.

Reason 19.
Emotional Intelligence

Enhance your emotional intelligence and resilience.

Reason 20.
New Perspectives

Discover new perspectives and outlooks on life.

Reason 21.
Not Alone

Find comfort in knowing that you’re not alone in facing cognitive challenges. Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.


Mind Monster Card Layout


Mind Monster Card Layout

Mind Monster Card Layout


Each card has the following six features:


  1. Cute monster
  2. Number
  3. Colour-coded categories
  4. Overview of the cognitive distortion
  5. How to counter the cognitive distortion
  6. Affirmation to counter the cognitive distortion


52 Cards In 8 Cognitive Distortion Categories


Mind Monster Cards

52 Cards In 8 Cognitive Distortion Categories


The 52 cards are organised into the following 8 cognitive distortion categories:

  1. All-or-Nothing Thinking:
    • All-or-Nothing Thinking
    • Black and White Thinking
    • Polarized Thinking (Perfectionism)
  2. Magnification and Minimization:
    • Catastrophizing (Magnification or Minimization)
    • Discounting Positives
    • Magnification and Minimization
    • Overemphasis on the Negative
  3. Mind Reading and Fortune Telling:
    • Fortune Telling
    • Jumping to Conclusions
    • Mind Reading
    • Misinterpreting Situations
  4. Emotional Reasoning:
    • Emotional Reasoning
    • Exaggerated Responsibility
    • Exaggerated Standards
    • Overvaluing Certainty
    • Unrealistic Expectations
  5. Should Statements and Personalization:
    • Labeling and Mislabeling
    • Should Statements
    • Personalization
  6. Control Fallacies and Fallacy of Fairness:
    • Blaming
    • Control Fallacies
    • Fallacy of Fairness
    • Fallacy of Change
  7. Fear-Based Distortions:
    • Fear of Abandonment
    • Fear of Authority
    • Fear of Being Alone
    • Fear of Change
    • Fear of Conflict
    • Fear of Confrontation
    • Fear of Criticism
    • Fear of Disapproval
    • Fear of Failure
    • Fear of Inferiority
    • Fear of Inadequacy
    • Fear of Intimacy
    • Fear of Loss
    • Fear of Making Mistakes
    • Fear of Rejection
    • Fear of Success
    • Fear of the Future
    • Fear of the Past
    • Fear of the Unknown
    • Fear of Uncertainty
    • Fear of Vulnerability
  8. Comparison-Based Distortions:
    • Comparing and Despairing

Blissful Breathing Mind Massage Cards

I’ve snuck in a bonus ninth category called “Blissful Breathing Mind Massage” with the following seven cards: 

  • Accompanied Breath Retention
  • Against The Grain Breath
  • Alternate Nose Breath
  • Bee Breath
  • Belly Breath
  • Breath Counting
  • Equal Breath

Learning breathing techniques is one of the best “coping strategies” for conquering cognitive distortions! 


Explore The Mind Monster Cards on Your iPad/Tablet


Mind Monster Cards Tablet

Explore The Mind Monster Cards on Your iPad/Tablet


Unlock the versatility of my cards by accessing the PDF on your iPad or Tablet. Seamlessly integrate them into your digital routine – just download the PDF, take a seat, and effortlessly swipe through each card for a convenient and accessible Mind Monster game.


5-Minute “Printing Options” Video Tutorial For The Mind Monster Deck


Mind Monster Cards Printing Video

5-Minute “Printing Options” Video Tutorial For The Mind Monster Deck


Hey, maybe it’s just me, but my printer is a wild beast that has a mind of its own.

So, just in case you’re as wary of your printer as I am of mine, I created a 5-minute video tutorial on how to print the cards using your printer. I also show you how to get your local printer to print them. I suggest printing 4 cards per page, which means you’ll only need to print 15 pages (so they will be cheap to print).

But heck, if you prefer larger cards, go wild and opt for the 2 cards per page!


The Mind Monster Deck Is A Thoughtful, Humorous Gift


Mind Monster Cards Present

The Mind Monster Deck Is A Thoughtful, Humorous Gift

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a seasoned psychology adventurer, someone with ADHD, a curious soul seeking insight into the workings of the mind, or someone who wants to get mentally healthy from the comfort of their sofa? Then get your hands on my 52 Mind Monster Cards.


What You’ll Receive


You’ll receive:

  • A link to download high-quality, printable versions of the 52 cards as JPGs
  • A link to download high-quality, printable versions of the 52 cards as PNGs
  • A link to download a high-quality, printable version of the 52 cards as a PDF
  • A guide on how to use the cards


Digital Download 



No physical product will be mailed to you. After your purchase is confirmed, you will receive an email from GeorgeWatts.org with a link to your downloadable, high-quality PDF file.

You’ll also receive instructions on downloading the cards in JPG and PNG formats. It could take a few minutes to show up in your inbox.

Check your spam/junk folders if it does not arrive within a few minutes.




You can print the digital cards from your home printer or send them to a local or online printer. 


Please Note


The PDF, JPG, and PNG files will be made immediately available to download via links sent to your email address.


Terms Of Use


The files are for personal use only. If you’re a Yoga teacher (or school teacher), you can use them in your classes. They cannot be used commercially, resold or redistributed. 




Is this an instant download?

Yes. You can download the cards as PDF, JPG and PNG files to your device. 

Where can I find my digital purchases in my account?

To access your digital files from your account:

You’ll be directed to GeorgeWatts.org and the “Your Account” page. Next to the order, select Download Files. No limits exist on when or how many times you can download a file. You can access your files anytime on the “Your Account” page.

Who created the cards? 

George Watts is a BWY yoga teacher and creator of the Online Yoga Lesson Planner.

What size are the cards? 

You can print these out in multiple sizes (A4, A5, or A6). I recommend using the A6 size to fit four cards on one A4 sheet.

Can I use the cards as teaching aids in my yoga classes?

Yes. Though, please don’t give the cards away to your students. If you think they’d benefit from the Mind Monster Deck, please direct them to this web page. 


“Hey George, I love your Mind Monster Deck and can’t wait to download, print, and enjoy playing with them.”


George Watts
BWY Yoga Teacher
Creator of the
Online Yoga Lesson Planner


P.S. Please email me if you have questions about my Mind Monster Deck. 

P.P.S. If you like this deck, you’ll love my Chakra Chair Yoga Deck and Blissful Breathing Deck.

P.P.P.S. If you’re a yoga teacher and have a few minutes spare, take a quick peek at my Online Yoga Lesson Planner