IAF Methods

Blind Walk

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15 - 20 any

Participants are asked to experience trust while going for a walk with a partner being blindfolded.

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Goal

Foster awareness to building and receiving trust.

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Materials

  • blind folds for half of the participants

Instructions

Before

Setting: blind folds for 1/2 of the participants.

Types of participants: a team that wishes to build trust and better work relationships

Time needed: 15 - 20 minutes

Ideal conditions: outdoors or indoors if room large enough for people to walk around blindfolded. Not recommended as icebreaker/warm-up on the first day of a team building event, rather use later during the day or on a second day.

During

Context setting

1. In this energiser you are asked to help and trust each other.

2. It will take about 15 minutes.

Instructions

1. Find a partner.

2. One person puts on the blind fold and closes your eyes.

3. Together, move around the room, randomly, for 5 minutes

4. I will ask you to stop after a few minutes for the other person to put on the blind fold.

5. Continue to walk for another 5 minutes

Debrief

5. How did you experience the walk? What were some things that happened?

6. What made the walk easy?

7. What made the walk not easy?

8. What does this tell us about 'helping' others?

9. What did you learn from this exercise?

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

Background

Derived from: Material sent to the GRP-FACL listserve by Marie Martin at marie.martin@learningconversations.com.au

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  • Watch for triggers, if someone has previous trust issues.

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