Here are a few exercises that I recently did it the Museum of the Southwest.
“Be the word, you wish to see in the world!”
Exercise 1 / Visual
Materials needed: Something to write on, and something to write with.
Sit around a table with family, friends or familial f o l k s. Each person writes their name at top of paper. Pass the card to the left. Participants write two positive words that describe the person who’s name is at the top.
When each person receives their own card back, the exercise is complete.
We have been known to carry our cards around with us, or keep them in sight as reminders.
Exercise 2 / Tactile
I want to be…
Materials needed: Scissors, Glue Sticks, Recycled magazines and newspapers, paper.
Think about words that can build identity. s t r o n g, s a f e, b e a u t i f u l, s m a r t...
A word can be specific for you or chosen at random from a word bank. You do have a word bank, by now? Strong, pretty, smart, loving, kind…
Thumb through the pages of magazines to find pictures that show that word as a visual representation. Cut images, arrange, and paste into a collage.
Also called “Be the word, you wish to see in the world!”
Exercise 3 / Auditory
Find literature that expresses positive thought and high self esteem ideology. At least weekly share and read positivity text, and say loving words often. Need somewhere to start? Try pictureless ebooks, A is for Angel and A is for Apple.
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