Fun Coaching – workshop
First session (what’s fun for you)
Opening Game: Identity Exchange (losing and finding yourself)
Overview of course and introduction to Fun Coaching
Fun list (interview each other – begin a list that describes what’s fun in your life)
- be sure to include ativities and experiences including both extremes of fun
- some key questions:
- What’s fun for you (make list)
- What’s the most fun (organize list)
- (Pick an item that interests you.)
- What’s fun about that
- How do you make it more fun
- What happens when it’s not as much fun as you wanted it to be
- What else can you add to the list
- (Pick another item)
- What does it feel like when it feels “good” (right, satisfying, rewarding…)
- Game review (we’ll be using this process frequently, together and in pairs)
- Identify three “fun moments” during the game.
- What did you do to make the game as fun as it was?
- What were other people doing to help make it fun?
- What else contributed to making it fun?
communing with community
games anywhere – creating fun
- Found object scrabble
- Found object golf
- Food Games
- – Review
- Review and revise your funlist
- Meet (face-to-face and/or virtually) with your coach/partner – describe moments of fun as you go about:
- Resting, napping, sleeping
- Getting massaged
Second session (expanding the fun repertoire)
- The Endless Blessings Game – maybe one of the potentially most loving of the semi-games
Report and review: what is fun for you? how does fun coaching heal?
A tour of deepFUN.com, and an introduction to computer-supported coaching
The games we will be playing this session can be played as a group, in pairs, as well as in solitary contemplation.
Begin with these group games:
Then these games, which can be played in groups, in pairs, and in solitary contemplation:
group games, playing with meaning
- It Could be Worse – a good game to keep things in perspective
- Dayeinu, the game
- Kvetch Kakaphony
- – Review
Discussion: the connections between fun and joy
Elements of fun coaching
- the most important question: what are you doing for fun
- find someone else to be your fun coach
- keep exploring your own fun
- begin with a survey of what the client does for fun
- the main goal: help the client expand that list
- always focus on fun (with your client and yourself)
- make conversation itself fun
- in subsequent meetings, review the client’s fun list, add to it, prioritize
- use deep fun for quotes, thoughts to email client between meetings
- work with individuals in as many different settings as comfortable: online, via email, Skype; face-to-face – on walks, over coffee, watching kids at a playground…
- working with groups:
- use the games follow the processes we used in these two workshop sessions
- whenever possible, follow up with individual meetings as above
A playful path is the shortest road to happiness.
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