Erica Marx

Parallel Universe (Swedish Story variation)

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One person begins telling a true story and the instructor hands slips of paper with Emotion, Place, or Object for them to incorporate into their story.

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Goal

How easily can you accept something that is not true?
Discover joy of letting go of your story

Materials

    Instructions

    Prep: Have player write down Objects, Emotions, and Places on individual slips of paper and put in envelopes (3 envelopes, 3 colors of paper)

    Form pairs
    Choose topic for stories (ie. your first date / job / road trip etc.)

    Round 1:  Each person tells 1 min story while the other person listens.
    Round 2: Person A begins to tell a true story and has to incorporate the info on the slips of paper that the instructor is handing out into their story. 

    Note: I walked around the room at a steady pace delivering slips of paper, about 8-12 per storyteller. 

    Variations: 

    Have the partner say random words for the person to incorporate (ie. Swedish 
    Story)
    Lead into "Remember the time" and two people go back and forth
    Remember the time + the slips of paper


    Background

    Erica/Jim adaptation of Swedish Story to use slips of paper (easier for beginner class or applied context)

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