I chose this workshop because I am a musician so I was fascinated to learn more about this facilitation technique, which I’d never heard of.
We had great fun. Kaoru started by asking the group to stand in a large circle, she then handed each of us some kind of small percussive toy and asked us to pass the toys around the circle in time with the rhythm she was playing. Lots of laughter as Kaorus’ rhythms got faster and we tried to keep up = toys started flying everywhere.
The next activity, we sat in a circle and Kaoru placed a pile of ‘boomwhackers’ on the floor asking each person in the group to choose one. She then divided the group in half and gave each half of the group their own rhythm to play – now we’re jamming! J How good is that?
People were listening and observing (and getting a bit adventurous with their rhythms!) – and in the process we are creating connections without any words needed (=the power of music), building a shared understanding of the group.
To finish the workshop, Kaoru debriefed the group using a short paper point, encouraging us to reflect and share our learnings/thoughts.
Here are the notes I took:
This was very much an activity based workshop, so not many notes …didn’t even have time to take any photo.
So here is a photo of the Day 1 Lunch (food is always important) J