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    The Willingness Exercise

    What are you willing to give up to get more happiness?

    This exercise explores the extent of willingness to change, the reasons behind our decisions and a plan to move forward slowly to be absolutely willing.





    Analyzing the extremes of Very Much to Very Little, participants explore consequences of their actions and the actions of others and the impact it has on their lives in the present moment.



    Parts Work

    Internal Family Systems developed by Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D. utilizes “parts” to represent sub-personalities in an illustrated guide to your inner life. Cards resonate with the voices in your head when you say, “a part of me feels like this, and a part of me feels like that.” It’s an experiential journey into the core self; Calmness – Curiosity – Compassion – Connectedness-Confidence-Creativity – Courage -Clarity.




     Group Warm Ups

    Group Warm Ups come in all shapes and sizes. Small trinkets, buttons, keys and masks to explore what you’re hiding behind, keys to open and shut doors, buttons to push and addictions to identify.



    The Empty Chair Exercise

    Fritz Perls, founder of Gestalt Therapy developed this experiential technique of talking to an empty chair as a way to say what you need to say to someone when its difficult or impossible to express feelings in person. It is also used to reverse roles and “wear the shoes” of the other person and create an entire picture of the communication. Your subconscious mind does not know the difference if the other person is actually sitting in front of you and this accelerates the healing.



     Four Horses of the Apocalypse

    This metaphor, developed by Dr. John Gottman, is played out experientially along a sociometry line of “Very Much to Very Little.” The couple moves along the line exploring how they feel when their partner becomes defensive, contemptuous, stonewalling and critical. Moving and decorating chairs to represent other situations is another form of experiential therapy.

     Group Therapy