This creative methods site was compiled by Kelli Rose Pearson and illustrated by Réka Livits (visualive.eu).
|Purpose||This activity is used to develop the theme of identity and self-perception and to increase the trust and connection between participants.|
|Time||15 minutes to one hour|
|Description||The process of creating a body map can encourage self-reflection and also develop self-esteem and confidence. It creates a way to understand individuals' life journeys and experiences, and encourages respect for differences as well as highlighting common themes within the group. In general, sharing with others who are attentive and show interest builds trust and respect among the group. This activity has the potential to bring about significant, emotional shifts in the participants’ perception of themselves and others. It encourages people to connect with each other more intimately. Both of these things can positively affect the quality of future collaborative activities. Finally, it supports an expanded sense of empathy, namely, the ability to identify with and understand another person's feelings or difficulties.|
|Describe the Materials/preparation needed||
Medium preparation time
|References & Resources|
|Appreciative Inquiry||Discover, Positive Core|