The leader asks for volunteers from the group and waits till they come forward. Then the leader asks the volunteers to share with the rest of the group what went on in their heads between the voice that said “you should volunteer” and the voice that said “you shouldn’t volunteer”.
Two chairs are then used to represent the two voices. The leader should ask the first person the various questions below (plus any others that may come from the group). The person moves towards whichever chair is applicable.
- Which voice seemed stronger?
- Which voice usually wins?
- Could you label the two voices eg. ‘bossy’, ‘cautious’, ‘scared’ etc.?
- Which voice is more reasonable?
Leaders could also ask these questions to those who didn’t volunteer to come forward to see which voices they heard and what they may label them.