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Ways To Say No Resource

Hello,

Just a short blog to share a simple exercise I put together based on an Oasis esteem material. This resource exists to help groups explore ways to say no in a wide variety of situation from ridiculous examples to serious situations. The exercise is aimed to be fun at the start and a bit silly and then it gets more serious. Key to this exercise is having two leaders comfortable to act and react to the suggestions from young people. Improv skills are useful.

Please have a look and let me know what you think.

How to say NO Activity plan

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  1. Great how you've added to the original resource. I used the cinema situation once and it fell very flat.
    You refer to leaders being ready to improv - do you suggest acting out the situations? could work well with a 'Forum theater' approach with young people suggesting the character's next response - but not sure about the last two situations!

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  2. Yeah, getting leaders acting out the situations can add some life and energy to the exercise. I defiantly recommend acting out the last two situations. I have done. The fact that it is a bit awkward, difficult and uncomfortable highlights how in real life it can be difficult to say no.

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