GROUP - WORK
Leading groups over the years
I have asked people to write ......
Each given an index card
asked to write out something
they have never told anyone about.
As you can imagine
this is a big ask.
All with the objectives of -
*Awareness of own feelings
*Growth and development
The card are then pic&mix - a shuffled pack
Each person taking different card
and then each being read to the whole group
feeling the feelings
+ empathy with others as their revelation is read.
I have found a bunch of cards from distant past.
I don't know who wrote them.
I am planning to post one at a time over time.
Here is one::
I once went through fear of life.
My wife was depressed for so long, so often
I thought she would commit suicide.
It was horrible, I didn't know how to cope.
It was the sort of thing you couldn't tell others about.
So many men
Men especially struggle with disclosing their vulnerabilities.
(12 UK men commit suicide EVERY DAY)
Vulnerability is a strength
not a weakness.
We are being real / authentic
when we naturally share ours.
Experiencing doing it
is a learning process
* sharing our own
* LISTENING to other people's disclosures.