The effect we are looking for here is safety, vulnerability, and openness. The pioneer starts by presenting his/her self-board to open up, by doing this they set the standard for the group. It is important that the pioneer does this in an open, reflected and vulnerable manner. If it is done correctly it will increase the feeling of safety right of the bat and the participants will follow their lead. The intention of the task is to become aware of your own self-concept, by this we mean how you view yourself and can include past, present, and future selves. We do not do this to find an "authentic self" or an "ideal" self, but to become aware of the narratives/stories we tell others and ourselves. We also want to start a process of working consciously with the beliefs, narratives and assumptions we hold about the world, other people and especially ourselves.


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