Sunday, August 30, 2015

Workshop 4: Let's learn more about emotions!

Workshop 4: Let's learn more about emotions!

August 27th, 2015

Workshop at SOS village Sarajevo - n. 4

Main goal:

Improve emotional alphabetization 


- improve team trust and intimacy

- Improve and develop vocabulary on emotions

- improve self esteem

- improve creativity/authenticity


- Song of the emotions (Emocija pjesma):

(2 min)

- Game: London bridge 

(To let them play and get tired)

(5 min)

- Dance of the emotions

(Emotional awareness, creativity)

 (sara will play a music and they will have to portray with their face and body the emotion that I am conveying with the music)

(5 min)

- The game of talking with numbers

(For emotional body awareness)

(Divide them in couples. They will have to talk saying only numbers instead of words, and use the tone of the voice and non verbal skills to express themselves)

(5 min)

- The game of the emotions in the body (they have to guess ):

(Emotional body awareness)

a- what emotion is conveying a person tilting the head forward? (ostility) - try!

b- titling the head on the right side (invitation)

c- on the left side (surprise)


d- half-closing the eyes (ostility)

e- open-wide the eyes (surprise)

f- turning the eyes to the left (suspicion) or to the right (inviting), 

g- or high (hope), down towards up (ostility)


h- tight lips (ostility)

i- down (sadness)

l- up (joy)

m- one up and one down (distrust)


n-down (discourajement, dejection)

o- towards the back (challenge)

p- one shoulder up and head turned to left (resignation)

And what about the hands? they are so expressive that we can even speak only with the hands and without any word.

Divide in couple

Let's try.

(10 min)

- The game of guessing the emotion through the posture

(I will walk in front of the kids with different postures and the kids will have to guess what feeling I am having)

- The kids (one by one) also do the same

(The kids have to walk and the others guess) 

(10 min)

- Mouse and cat game

(Let the energies go out)

(5 min)

- read the poem: THE GUEST HOUSE

"This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still, treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.

meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond."

— Jellaludin Rumi,

translation by Coleman Barks


(10 min)

- music musica song

(2 min)



- walking with emotions

Anger, fear, tired, hungry, sleeping, scared, happy, worry, nervous, sad, in a hurry, nervous, happy, full stomach satisfaction, feeling good, satisfied

- game "the human knot"

(For team building)

(5 min)

- rhythmical circle (with emotions)

(5 min)

- drama.

Divide them in 4 groups.

Pick an emotion and make a drama about it.

(10 min)


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