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"The crooked body house" - an exercise for your self-management training


Our "inner weaker self" has many facets. Thinking about its causes and discussing them is helpful, but often not enough. Because his home, our body and our emotions must also be taken into account. In order to transform our blocking inner roommate into an inner co-worker led by us, it makes sense to use the interplay of posture and emotions. The exercise of the "crooked body house" can be used in self-guidance training to bring participants closer to the influence of posture on mood.

If we have knowledge of how the interaction between body and psyche can be used, we have the freedom to decide for ourselves which mental state we would like to have. The starting point of the exercise is therefore the positive basic position. First, put your participants in this position:

The positive basic position

Stand in a relaxed position and let your arms hang relaxed. Position your feet hip-width apart in a slight V-position. The soles of the feet step evenly on the ground. The knees are relaxed with the kneecaps pointing straight ahead. The pelvis is in the middle.

Keep your mouth slightly open and actively pull the root of the tongue back and up towards the roof of your mouth. Straighten your spine so that it is as vertical as possible. You tense your shoulders outwards, your upper arm muscles also turn them outwards. The wrists and hands are completely relaxed. Raise your head, neck, neck and facial muscles are relaxed. Smile!

Once your participants have taken in and consciously perceived the positive basic position, guide them through different inclined body positions. We would like to introduce one of these positions to you here:

Position: "You can only rely on yourself"

Create a "bull's neck" and put yourself in an attacking position. To do this, pull your head in and block your arms in the roof of your shoulders. Tense your upper arm muscles. Push your lower jaw forward, the brows drop, the eyes narrow and suspicious. The pelvic and outer gluteal muscles are tensed, the legs go into the O, the feet fall on the outer edge.

In this position, a choleric and suspicious mood arises. Let your participants stay in this posture for a minute or two. Then explain and discuss the effects of the position on mood.

Then guide the participants back into the positive basic position. Repeat the process with a different posture. Then the participants reflect on the experience from this exercise themselves, for example with the help of the participant's booklet. Your participants will see the effect that posture has on emotions.

Further inclined body positions and more detailed information on the exercise and the model can be found in the trainer guide for the persolog® self-management model.

Have you ever tested the “crooked body house” in your training sessions? Share your experiences and tips with us and other trainers. We're glad!

One answer to "" the crooked body house "- an exercise for your self-management training"

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