Participants will take part in a movement-based exercise and follow the leader.
Divide the group into pairs of two. If this is not possible, form a group of three participants.
One participant, the leader, holds his or her hand palm forward, his or her feelers upright and places them about 20-40 cm from the face of another person, the follower. The follower acts as if s/he is hypnotised and should keep his/her face at the same level as the first participant. The distance should always be the same ; the leader starts a series of hand movements (up, down, left, right) and moves to more advanced physical movements. The follower should contort his/her body if necessary to maintain the same distance. After 5 minutes ask them to switch roles. Encourage the leaders to try to get their partner into many uncomfortable positions.
After another 5 minutes, ask half the pairs to join the other half of the pairs, counting as follows: 1 leader and 3 followers. Every few minutes, ask one group to join another, keeping the same leader. Eventually, the whole group will be hypnotised by one leader.
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Mix age groups and ask each member of the pair to be either the leader or the follower.