Thursday, September 20, 2012

Oooo, this feels strange

I had a funny, great experience today making a scribble drawing with a 13 year old.  We drew together using our non-dominant hand.  Her comments were, "Oooo, this feels strange." "This hard to do." "This is really awkward." "Oh, I forgot we were using our other hand and I just did it the easy way."  What struck me was, those comments are pretty darn universal to any kind of change. If it's hard to change something a simple as how you hold a crayon, it really puts perspective on how hard it is to change years of behavior.

(For anyone who may be concerned, this was not a client. Confidentiality was not breached in telling this story.)

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