Purpose: To illustrate what happens when fear of change or fear of rejection leads our lives or determines our actions.
Have You Ever? Active, fun group activity to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of people’s past experiences. Works well with large groups. Equipment: None. Can be done indoor or outdoor. Time: ~10-15 minutes
Let’s Talk Objective: To break the ice in a group of strangers, or merely to illustrate one’s use of gestures and how natural these gestures are to us in verbal communication. This exercise can also demonstrate that verbal communication may become awkward for us when nonverbal gestures or actions are prohibited.
Purpose: To promote safe risk-taking and to remove stigma from making minor mistakes.
We often forget things that we are very familiar with, don’t we? How many parts of the body can you name, in polite company, using three letter words? Learning Point: When under pressure it is often difficult to recall things that we know quite well.
Source: Emily Sylvester’s “A Book of Surprises: Games, Stories and Magic for Career Practitioners”
Super Model Exercise: Ice breaker or energizer. Great for laughs and relaxation. Shedding of status and roles.