Guidelines for Using Experiential Exercises and Self-Knowledge Instruments

Experiential exercises and self-knowledge instruments are macro interventions. Experiential exercises help a group learn about its process in the course of working on some simulated task. A popular example is the “lost on the moon” exercise, in which the group pretends it is stranded on the moon. The group must leave the spaceship to try to be saved; members have fifteen items they can take along. Each member ranks the fifteen items (for example, a flashlight, a parachute, a box of matches) in order of importance for their trip. Next, the entire group agrees ...

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