Fear in a Balloon

Recurso 21

Fear is a primal emotion. We all experience it. This exercise asks participants to identify, share and act out their fears. The activity looks at how young people engage with their community, build empathy, and welcome fears.

Recurso 14

Written by

Anna Wohlrab and Gioel Gioacchino

Edited by

Mattieu Ramsawak

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Our Experience Using this Technique

Anna used this technique for conflict resolution facilitations with at-risk youth, while working with Global Majority at Rancho Cielo, Salinas, California. Through this exercise she realized that young people can have very particular fears because their experience is rooted in a very specific context. The exercise also pointed out the universality of fears. This helped to build empathy and spark new conversations within the group.

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