Building wellbeing

Building Wellbeing using
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

Background

My name is Dr Geraint Wyn Story and I am a qualified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® practitioner based in Cambridge in the UK.

Two years ago I ran my first ‘building wellbeing’ workshop at the University of Cambridge’s annual Festival of Wellbeing, and have continued to run LEGO®-based wellbeing workshops ever since. These have been very successful and received great feedback.

Blog: How I got started building wellbeing with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

With the current global crisis around Covid-19, the restrictions on face-to-face interaction, and the natural feelings of anxiety and uncertainty many of us are experiencing, this seems like the ideal time to explore ways to ‘build wellbeing’ online.

Session overview

The session is designed to be led by accredited and experienced LEGO® SEROUS PLAY® facilitators. If you would like to participate in a session of ‘building wellbeing’, please get in touch.

Please feel free to download the model instructions as a PDF.

Using the Window Exploration Kit

The Window Exploration Kits are great little sets with a mix of pieces and ideal for small builds. Participants on my online ‘building wellbeing’ workshops will receive one by post. Along with fellow LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator Peter Moore Fuller, I have developed a set of instructions for a number of fun and interesting builds using only the Window Exploration Kit. You are free to download these – please consider making a donation to Mind via my JustGiving page.

Workshop format

The workshop lasts for about two and a half hours

Using zoomQuick technical introduction… see my blog on using zoom
Build 1. Build a towerUse the black 6 x 4 base plate and limit the building to two colours
Build 2. Build from instructionsBuild one or more of the models in our special instructions (download resource pack)
Build 3. Modify Modify one of your models to capture something about your wellbeing today
Build 4. Build from scratchA model of a good day for your wellbeing
Build 5. Build from scratchA model of something core to your wellbeing
Build 6. Build from scratchA model of your future wellbeing

How it works online

As LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitators we are used to being in the room, leaning in and getting hands on with the models. Delivering workshops online has limitations, but it is still possible to provide an excellent experience to participants.

I am still developing my own techniques, but this blog will give you my insights so far on using Zoom for workshops…


Book a workshop

If you would like to book a ‘building wellbeing’ workshop with me, get in touch. Workshops are normally for eight people, and are booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

There are:

  • Open workshops for individuals to sign up to
  • In-house workshops for existing groups and teams

If you would like a workshop for a larger group, please get in touch to discuss the options.

Share the skills

If you are interested in any updates to these resources, or have ideas or experiences of your own to share, please join my dedicated LinkedIn group.

Pass it on

I have shared this information freely as I genuinely believe it can be of benefit in this challenging time, and I hope it will be useful to you. If you use any of these resources, please consider making a donation to the UK mental health charity Mind via my JustGiving page.

If you organise a workshop with your clients, also please consider including a donation to Mind via our JustGiving page in your quotation.