A similar exercise to the weekend magazine idea, but one in which it is important to be non-judgemental.
• What can't you help snacking on, even though you know you shouldn't?
• Do you have a celebrity crush?
• If you are in on your own, what is your favourite thing to slob out to?
• If you are in on your own, what would you ideally watch on the telly?
• What's the most embarrasing CD, tape or record you own?
• Which item in your wardrobe would shock the fashion police?
• What's the cheesiest film you own?
• Which celebrities fascinate you?
• What's been your most humiliating experience?
• What's a habit you are embarrased by?
WARNING WARNING WARNING
A group of us tried this at Making Waves. A few of the questions felt very negative for some people. It may work well with a group of people who know each other well, feel comfortable in a group and do not have an issue with low self esteem or confessing their 'sins'! One suggestion is to simply listen, and not respond to or pass judgement on people's answers. Be aware, this exercise could trigger difficult memories of feeling embarrassed or ashamed.
Some people might not be able to share memories due to the effects of medication or distress. Be aware this could lead to people feeling frustrated at having to listen to other people recalling memories.