TOOL 2.6 – LISTENING TO COUNT

AIMS OF THE ACTIVITY
It is asked to the group to count in any order from 1 to the number corresponding to the participants in the courtroom but not in a position to order or already established but randomly. Whenever two voices overlap, the game restart until it succeeds or if we are unable, the group start a reflection on what were the difficulties.

The goal is to experience the attention ability and deep listening of the rest of the group in an atmosphere of relaxation and to reflect on the strategies we put in place in listening

DESCRIPTION / METHODOLOGY
The exercise is more difficult if the number of people present is higher. It is asked to the participants to try to say their number when they have the perception that it is their turn even if there is no rule that determines it. Usually this exercise succeed when there is a good atmosphere and a good harmony in the group and therefore a degree of deep listening. Is advisable to propose this exercise only when we perceive that the group is focused and in harmony; for example, not at the beginning or end of the tranining meeting. Whether the exercise succeed or not succeed, (you can try it for 5-10 minutes is not the case relentlessly creating frustration) it is possible then to reflect on the strategies that each participant was using and the emotions and feelings that this activity has produced.
SUGGESTED TIMING
20 minutes debriefing included
MATERIAL AND RESOURCES NEEDED
 
COMPETENCES DEVELOPED
Development of active listening

Harmony in the group