If we can encourage our clients to be naughty with us and the group, they may learn to play in other ways, and ultimately find their true selves. While I have not experienced any contraindication to this exercise, one caution is that some clients initially experience shame (i.e., evoked old feelings) when revealing their naughty acts. The leader must be aware of the strong feelings that can arise, and must be able to guide the client through any shame or humiliation he or she may feel. A playful leader can help reduce shame and help the group itself become playful.
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