The chair

For

anxiety
lack of assertiveness
difficulty speaking spontaneously
low self confidence

encourages participation, sharing feelings, communication, self- expression and spontaneity.

Stage of development

working
able to improvise

Materials

chair

Procedure

  • Make a circle – chair in centre
Participation
  • Volunteer to sit in chair
Centre of attention
  • Object of the game is to persuade the person sitting in the chair to get up from it, using any means apart from using the chair or physical force.
  • Any player may approach the chair, and set the scene. (buying a pair of shoes) (someone elses seat in a theatre) (waiter spills soup on you) (sitting on a park bench)
Self-expression
  • Converse to persuaded seated player to move
Encourage seated player to stay
  • Audience participation encouraged
  • Winner takes seat

 

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