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Circle Clap

Type:

Group circle

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Benefits:

Non-verbal communication

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Eye contact

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Focus

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Give and take

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Concentration

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Teamwork

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Description:
Form a circle with your group.

Each person should stand with their feet shoulder width apart.The leader begins by turning at the waist toward the left or right.When the leader makes eye contact with the person next to them both the leader and the person the leader is facing clap their hands at the same time.

Then the person who has just clapped with the leader should turn the next person and again when they make eye contact they should clap at the same time. The clap then travels around the circle.

Soon a rhythm will develop.

The pace the clap travels around the circle should be as fast as a consistent rhythm will allow.

Tips:
Don't let a pair get by if they do not clap at the same time. I have seen some pairs have to try 20 or more times in a row. They CAN do it.

Discussion:
I know I always ask it! But how do that feel ? And What did you think about that ? Always brings up some answers.

Applications:
I love this exercise for working together and a group coming to listen to each other and how to over come obstacles. I have also seen a leader emerge in this, someone that takes the iniative to get a feeling of rhythm going in the circle. All very helpful in the healthcare field.

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