Taking decisions

Why should you do this exercise? It’s a way to realize that we are all in charge of our lives. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The peer-supporter presents his situation. What is the objective of the exercise? Share life experiences Promote self-determination What is the method to be used? […]

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? […]

Self-portrait

Why should you do this exercise? This exercise is a good way to getting to know each other at the begining of the training. It allows people to speak about themselves. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The peer-trainer presents his self-portrait and gives instructions The peer-trainer hands out the […]

I like and … I don’t like

Why should you do this exercise? It’s a way to speak about feelings and tastes. It’s also a way to notice that others may have a different opinion and that’s ok. Explain difference between truth and opinions. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The peer-trainer lays and picks up the […]

Inclusion starts with an I

Why should you do this exercise? To understand the concepts of inclusion and exclusion, from each participant life experiences. 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 explain the concepts and […]

Can I help you?

Why should you do this exercise? To share with other participants some good experiences and problems in your life. When we share this kind of things we can help other persons and find some support for us. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? When preparing the training session, the Peer […]

What has changed?

Why should you do this exercise? To understand the importance of observation skills. To be a peer supporter you need to learn how to observe the signals and all types of communication from your peer. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The Peer Trainer can explain the exercise. The Peer […]

The Direction of my Life

Why should you do this exercise? We all want to improve something in our lives. To solve a situation it is very important to understand what the problem is. For this you have to know yourself, to evaluate your life conditions and to think about what do you want for the future. What can be […]

Inclusion Experiences

Why should you do this exercise? Everybody has inclusion experiences. The group should talk about experiences of inclusion in their lives. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The Peer Trainer can explain what a successful experience of inclusion is. The Peer Trainer can talk about his/her experiences of inclusion. For […]

Compliments

Why should you do this exercise? It is important to know not only your strengths, but also how to praise other people. The task encourages other people to see good qualities of other people, to praise them. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? Prepare and distribute the material. Participate in […]