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Combat the PLB

When should you use an experiential activity and when should you not use it? The empirical evidence in this area is inconsistent and contradictory. But all participants agree that you should use an experiential activity after lunch.

After the lunch break, all participants suffer from a syndrome called the Post-Lunch Blahs (PLB). They have an urgent desire to take a nap. This is the time for using an icebreaker or an energizer. Actually, this is a better time for an icebreaker than the beginning of the workshop.

Short, fast-paced activities that involve physical activities are especially suited for combatting the PLB. For example, check out KNOTS (later in this section) or FOOD CHAIN (in the Games section).

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