Find That Object

Give participants 10 minutes to find an object that represents how they feel today, what they aspire to, what their job feels like, or what they would like to 'let go of to be present'- the possibilities are wide open.

Participants can either hold on to their object or put it in the centre of the room (this assumes people are in a circle on the floor or in chairs.) Have each participant share with the group what the object means to them. You can either go in order, let someone volunteer and then go in order or let it go according to whoever is ready (this option often feels best.) It is helpful to emphasize that they do not have to find the ultimate object and they should not think too hard about it but just let objects speak to them (i.e. whatever seems to catch their eye should be considered.) This is also a good example of 'challenge by choice' in that participants can choose how much they wish to share of their 'inner life' based on the notion that learning requires some willingness to risk. Alternatively, each participant could introduce themselves and then show the group an object they brought into the session (it could be from their pocket, purse, briefcase, etc.) They must then tell the group why that object is significant to who they are.


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