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Experiential Learning – One-Way vs Two-Way Communication

Group Size: 10 to 50+; must be even numbered group as they will work in pairs Time Needed: 20 to 30 minutes depending on group size Goal: To provide a fun interactive way to experience the difference between one-way and two-way communication Audience: Couples, Parents, Singles, Teens, Children Special Considerations: If anyone is afraid to […]

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Experiential Learning – Blind Instructions

Group Size: 1 to 50+ Time Needed: 10 to 15 minutes Goal: To illustrate the need for two-way communication and to illustrate that people have different perceptions Audience: Couples, Parents, Singles, Teens, Children Special Considerations: None Resources Needed: One piece of paper for each participant Step-by-Step Instructions The facilitator gives each participant a sheet of […]

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09 Jan
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Experiential Learning – Building a Bond

Group Size: Any Time Needed: 10 to 20 minutes Goal: Help participants understand attachment, bonding and how it occurs Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens, Children, Singles Special Considerations: Very powerful, could bring up painful memories. Do not use this activity in your class unless you have had formal training in counseling or a similar field. Resources […]

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Experiential Learning – Communication Train

Group Size: 1 to 50 (8 to 15 participants per train) Time Needed: 10 to 15 minutes Goal: To give participants an opportunity to experience different perceptions in communication Audience: Children, Teens, Couples, Parents, Singles Special Considerations: This activity can also be done with more than one row of people and made into a competition […]

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09 Jan
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Experiential Learning – Feeling Charades

Group Size: 1 to 25 Time Needed: 15 minutes plus time for discussion Goal: To help participants learn to recognize and talk about feelings Audience: Parents, Couples, Children, Teens, Singles Special Considerations: Some adults may find this challenging. Facilitators should act out a feeling or two to make sure participants understand the directions and most […]

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09 Jan
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Experiential Learning – Group Shaping

Group Size: 10 people or smaller (larger groups can be broken down, or some may participate and some may observe) Time Needed: 10 to 15 minutes Goal: Leads to discussion on communication, problem solving and power Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens, Children, Singles Special Considerations: Requires high level of trust among participants. Because some participants will […]

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Experiential Learning – Hands Of Hope

Group Size: Any Time Needed: 15 to 20 minutes Goal: To build group cohesion by sharing common hopes and dreams in relation to children or marriage and help participants focus on what they really want in the long term Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens Special Considerations: This completed exercise can be referred to frequently throughout the […]

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