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, […]

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 […]

What’s the problem?

Why should you do this exercise? Everybody has problems related with their lives. These problems can have the same reasons and solutions. But they can also have different reasons and solutions. To solve a situation it is very important to understand what the problem is. It is important to be able to identify and solve […]

Supported decision-making

Why should you do this exercise? You can learn how to support decision-making without influencing or directing – how to help that someone else will find their own decision. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? This exercise is difficult. Peer-Trainers should do this exercise at first for themselves with the […]

How to better understand

Why should you do this exercise? It helps participants to understand that not all people say what they think. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? This is a difficult exercise. Peer-Trainers should do this exercise at first for themselves with the Trainer. Like this, they can cooperate well and give […]

Who can you trust?

Why should you do this exercise? Here you can learn: If you are a Peer-Supporter you will face difficult situations. To help someone it is important to trust and believe in this person. You can prepare yourself. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The Peer-Trainer can play the role play […]

You are on television

Why should you do this exercise? To understand what mutual assistance is (peer-to-peer support). What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? Peer-Trainers can help to develop real life scenarios. These should be connected to their own daily life. What is the objective of the exercise? To examine fictional situations where peer […]