Everyone stood in a circle. One person starts by throwing an imaginary ball to anyone else in the circle while saying any word. The receiver catches the imaginary ball, repeats the word, and then says a new word while throwing a new imaginary ball to someone else. This continues around the whole circle in any order.
- There should be no judgement on what words people say, people should be free to say whatever comes to them in the moment.
- Don’t worry if you go phases of swear words or other things you don’t usually get to say out loud. Keep going and you’ll find new levels.
- Keep it going even when feeling stuck, just make a sound and carry on.
- Keep a rhythm as you go.
- Words have to be associated with each other.
- Words have to be dissociated from each other.
- Following themes.
- Make a sound first and then see what word comes out.
- Words or sounds.
- Saying the first thing that comes to you.
- Warming up.
We first learnt this from Alan Marriott at The Crunchy Frog Collective in London.