The interview

Why should you do this exercise? It’s a way to practice “listening skills” which are very important in peer-support. When someone tells you a story and you report it to someone else, it’s important to keep the meaning and not to change the information. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? […]

History of pictures

Why should you do this exercise? This exercise makes the people work in a playful way by manipulating images. It is accessible to every public. It allows to exercise the capacities of communication and observation. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The peer-trainer can show quickly all the stories on […]

Emphatic Skills

Why should you do this exercise? To understand what are empathic skills. When we are peer supporters it is important to know what the other person feels. Empathic skills help you to understand what is the other person problem. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? When preparing the training session, […]

The importance of confidentiality

Why should you do this exercise? To know what means confidential and non-confidential information. Confidentiality is an important issue in peer support relationship. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? When preparing the training session, the Peer Trainer should do this exercise by himself/herself with the trainer. The Peer Trainer can […]

Tell the story

Why should you do this exercise? It is very important to listen attentively communicating with other people. This task demonstrates how important it is. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? If it is necessary the co-trainer can help to select the participants. The co-trainer can read the story. What is […]

Emotions

Why should you do this exercise? All of us feel emotions. All of us have similar emotional expression. It is important to learn to recognize emotions. It facilitates communication. It is easier to understand how the other person feels. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The co-trainer can give photos/pictures […]

A Training Talk

Why should you do this exercise? This is a training for conducting talks as a peer supporter. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? This exercise is done by 3 people: A peer supporter has a training talk with a person. The third person is listening and helps to evaluate. What […]

How to make a Presentation

Why should you do this exercise? Sometimes, experienced Peer Supporters will give a lecture to others, for instance about their own experience. Here you have some advice, how Peer Supporters can prepare themselves. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? For training, you can run this exercise together with the Trainer. […]