Spotlight on…Icebreaker as Introduction, Icebreaker as Intervention

This post is courtesy of Alix McMurray, a therapist in Sterling who has keen insight into group facilitation and the complexities involved. Please let us know what you think by adding a comment. No matter how you look at it, everything we do in groups is an act of mindfulness, every intervention or "micro-intervention", an intentional … Continue reading Spotlight on…Icebreaker as Introduction, Icebreaker as Intervention

ACTIVITY: Sorting Commonalities

Purpose: To develop cohesion and practice starting conversations Materials: None Steps/Instructions: Ask group participants to walk around the room. When you say stop, you will call out a particular category (e.g., favorite season; number of siblings; favorite movie type; etc.). They will then have to organize themselves into smaller groups based on that category. Once … Continue reading ACTIVITY: Sorting Commonalities