Opening the Fist*

Exercise description

Divide participants into pairs. Person A in the pair has a clenched fist and person B has the task of opening the other person’s fist. Then the roles reverse.



Suggested questions for evaluating the exercise:

  • How did you feel in each of these roles?
  • Which strategy did you use to complete your task?


* Bittl-Drempetic. Gewaltfrei Handeln, p. 372. 372.

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