There are many ways to begin a learning process with an experience. Simulations and role plays bring the experience into that particular moment of the group. A closed-eye exercise can access multiple experiences from each group participant around a certain topic. That allows the group to debrief, generalize, and learn related to that topic.
Depending on the nature of the topic and the types of experiences people may access in their own memories you might want those experiences shared with the group or kept personal. If you don’t say up front that people will be sharing, then protect those who might not want to share a memory they accessed by saying nobody will share the particular experience or story. Rather you can explore together feelings and dynamics within the experiences.
To access Training for Change’s facilitation guide for Closed-Eye Experiences, click here.