Processing Treasure Chest: designed by Jennifer Stanchfield
A unique way to engage learners in reflection and group dialogue. Jen created this tool after requests from facilitator’s looking for a “pocket sized” facilitation and processing tool that would be easy to carry into the field. It has become a favorite of teachers, challenge course practitioners, corporate trainers, camp leaders, therapeutic recreation specialists and outdoor educators on the go.
People of all ages are intrigued by the small figurative charms. Participants are drawn in by the miniature figures, objects, symbols, and animals which invite discussion and reflection. Miniature Metaphors can be used in a variety of ways from individual reflection, to group processing.
They can be used for engaging conversation and reflection around goal-setting, debriefing, resolving conflict and celebrating the individual strengths and positive attributes of group members. Use your creativity the possibilities are endless.
This unique assortment of miniature objects are packaged in an attractive and durable tin. The tins come adorned with pewter designs of either a dragonfly, spiral or heart in hand design. Package includes decorative tin, 30 miniature charms, carrying bag and suggestions for use.
The use of objects as metaphor can enhance reflection and dialogue. Participants can attach their thoughts to a tangible object that can be touched and shown to a group. Because the participants can talk about the object or image rather than about themselves directly, they sometimes express thoughts that would otherwise be left unsaid. Often the thoughts ideas and connections inspired by the objects lead to broader and deeper reflection sessions than when using dialogue alone.
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Posted by Alison on 4th Feb 2014
I used these fantastic little metaphors in a workshop last week with year 11 students and they loved them! They really added something special to the discussion rounds! Thanks for keeping an interesting list of products to keep me inspired.
Miniature Metaphors (by Experiential Tools)
Posted by Claire Dall'Osto (Aspley, QLD) on 4th Jun 2013
"Hi Kylie & Andrew, I just wanted to let you know that the parcel from Outdoor Gear Australia arrived last week. The overseas parcel (with the same product from a different supplier) still hasn't arrived! Thank you so much for arranging this one to be sent out. I used it in my workshop last week and it was fabulous. Thank you."
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Posted by Carol Munns on 7th May 2013
We used these miniature metaphors as a conversation starter within our girls program and they absolutely loved them. We had a few tins and whilst they all had the same amount of 'charms', some of them varied in style. Will use these often! Love the hemp bag too.