A Change in Terminology

RfG Newsletter, Volume 6, Number 1, Fall 1996

In Rehearsals for Growth (p. xx) I used the term exercise to mean a warm-up used to establish a playful context or to encourage participation, while a game referred to a lengthier enactment involving narrative.

I now use exercise to denote activities for clients in their conventional social roles which are used to acquire skills or to discover how a relationship functions in some particular aspect) while a game is a lengthier enactment that involves taking up dramatic roles while playing a scene.

[Just when you thought you knew the rules…!]