Personal exercise (then shared) about experiences of change
Types of participants: any
1. List on a timeline the major change events in your life from birth to now. Describe, don't analyze. (15 minutes)
2. Share your story with a partner (10 minutes each)
* Partner with someone you don't know well.
* Partners just listen.
3. Share with your partner any themes you noticed about your partner's relationship to change. What themes did you notice about yourself?
4. Share with your partner themes you notice about yourself.
5. Individually code the types of change events in your life.
* Unexpected, surprises
* Intended, sought after
* No control over
6. What patterns do you notice about yourself? Share with partner.
7. Whole group discussion:
* What did you notice?
* What did you learn about yourself and others?
8. Closing feedback
Follow-Up Required: Short training on William Bridge's change and transition concept.
Usual or Expected Outcomes: Participants are aware of the different ways they handle change.
Source: Newell Eaton
Derived from: Shared on the GRP-FACL Listserve at http://www.albany.edu/cpr/gf