Exercises, Templates and Checklists
Here are some resources for you to use.
Feel free to adapt any exercises or refer to checklists or templates when you work with clients or groups. Exercises are typically step by step processes. Checklists are categories in list form, and most templates are graphics, grids or visual maps.
In this exploration, we take a step back and look at the world we create, the environment that exists inside our mind.
Here we explore alternate lives in the way a child would imagine “if I were….” You daydream. Be playful with this.
It’s an understatement to say we have experienced big changes in 2020 and 2021. How did we spend our time Before? How do we spend it differently now?
“Modeling” is a simple process: Find someone who has achieved what you want to. Watch and listen. Then break their action down into manageable chunks and you practice until you are able to achieve the same result.
Framed space for any thinking exercise.
Virginia Satir created an exercise that she called a “parts party.” When we host a parts party, we check in with bits of ourselves and invite them to get to know each other.
Clearing may be in the air this time of year. We’re in our homes and offices more in the winter, the nights are longer, we want to nest in a cozy and comfortable space.
Use with: Tim’s Office Transformation Exercise
Several years ago I started using a circle to create a different map of a year. In this exercise, you think about your personal time and you map out how the next year of it might be used.
Use with: The Year Wheel Exercise
This exercise is adapted from the textbook Actor for Life.
This exercise prompts you to explore your own unique relationship with time. When you discuss your discoveries with another person, you deepen the learning.
Use with: Perfect Time of Day Exercise
I do this exercise to celebrate and review the end of each year. I describe the exercise as a personal review, but you can adapt it to teams, families or groups as well.
This exercise helps you notice changes in breathing which can give you hints about a person’s state of mind.
Learn to say no; it will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin. -Charles Spurgeon
See, Look, Bright, Clear, Picture.
Hear, Tell, Sound, Resonate.
In this exercise, you talk to yourself.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Grasp, Feel, Hard, Tickle.
Many of us are afflicted with terminal seriousness.