Blind Walk

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Identification
Level of process: 
Method
Intent or purpose: 
Participants are asked to think in a different way, it could be called 'transforming thinking'. It also uses metaphors.
Used as component of: 
This can be used as a team building exercise or as an opening / ice breaker or energizer
Types of Participants: 
any
Optimal amount of time needed: 
15 - 30 min.
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
awareness of giving and receiving trust.
Level of participation: 
high
Ideal Conditions: 
Room large enough for people to walk around in blindfolded.
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
any
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Facilitator Personality Fit: 
any
Setting and Materials: 
blind folds for 1/2 of the participants.
Procedures: 

Context

1. We want to do a little exercise about being helpful.

2. I will take about 20 minutes to do.

Steps

1. Find a partner.

2. For each partnership one person puts on the blind fold. Close your eyes also.

3. Move around the room randomly.

4. After a few minutes stop them and ask them to change
places.

Conclusion

5. What were some things that happened?

6. What made this easier?

7. What made it harder?
8. What does this tell us about 'helping'?

9. What are the learnings of this exercise?

10. How can we apply the things that we learned in this exercise to our work situation?

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
none
Background
Developer: 
unknown
Derived from: 
Material sent to the GRP-FACL listserve by Marie Martin at marie.martin@learningconversations.com.au
History of Development: 

Unknown

References: 
None
License Model: 
Open
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