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The symbolic me

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To provide opportunity to present oneself to the group in a creative and unstructured way

Description of the tool

People go for an individual exploration of the environment and they need to find any symbol, which would help person to present oneself to the group. Thus the symbol should be somehow connected with the person (character features, values, professions, etc.) Exploration may last 15-20 minutes.
Afterwards participants gather in the circle and present themselves, using the symbol. Later on, the symbols might be put in some nice place all together or hanged on the tree with strings.

The group might come back to their symbols every day during the reflection moments or at least at the end of the course for a last circle.


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Tool overview

This tool is for


and addresses

Group Dynamics

Materials needed:

Could be done outdoor in the nature as well as indoors. There should be some preferably natural objects in the environment


Approx. 45 min. for 25 participants

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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Laimonas Ragauskas (on 19 June 2009)

and last modified

19 June 2009

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