I did a simple exercise today with a group today – it was surprisingly successful . There were some very powerful emotions evoked
so I thought I would share. There are no pictures I am afraid because it was so personal
Materials and kit
I provided packs of single coloured papers- filled with magazine pages, printed paper and coloured papers. Glue stick , scissors , words. Free publicity postcards
I invited the group to choose a colour and decoupage / cover a post card with different bits of paper as they wished, they could have scissors or rip the paper . It was attached with a glue stick.
As they worked I asked them to be mindful and think about what emotions were coming up for them.
I also provided of words used to describe emotions and a pack of words that describe emotions cut out from a novel.
After 20 mins , they had talk to the person sitting next to them about the process and then say something to the group.
Here are the words if any one wants to reproduce the exercise. (Taken from a hand written poster design on the wall where I was facilitating )
joyful excited sexy playful creative aware daring fascinating stimulating amused extravagant delightful
Powerful proud respected appreciated hopeful important faithful confident intelligent worthwhile valuable satisfied cheerful
Peaceful content thoughtful intimate loving trusting nurturing
Pensive relaxed responsive serene sentimental thankful
Sad guilty ashamed lonely bored sleepy bashful stupid miserable inadequate inferior apathetic
Mad angry hostile hurt jealous selfish frustrated rage hateful critical furious irritated skeptical
Scared rejected confused helpless submissive insecure anxious bewildered discouraged insignificant weak foolish embarrassed