Avoiding the post-lunch lull
Gill and I facilitated a very rewarding day-long Engage introduction program on the Central Coast on Saturday. The feedback at the end was positive about the mix of standing & sitting, high-energy & personal reflection, etc.
One person commented that the ‘post-lunch lull’ was hard for him. Because of where we were up to in the program, Gill used the first forty minutes or so after lunch for the ‘3 ways of responding to violence’ and the ‘2 hands of nonviolence’ exercises, both done personally and/or as ‘body learning’ exercises. At the time I thought they went very well, but in hindsight I can see that maybe we needed more high-energy exercises at that time.
The problem is, we can’t just mix up the order to suit the energy cycles of the day! So what’s the solution?