This should take around 3-4 minutes.

You will need small bars of chocolate 5g will be enough for each member of the group.

Please read each instruction one at a time before moving on to the next stage

Approach the exercise with an open mind and a gentle curiosity. There are no rights or wrongs, just individual experiences.

 

Look  at the outter wrapped chocolate -

Does the wrapper make a sound?

What colour is it?

What does it say?

Where did it come from?

Open the chocolate, slowly look at the colour,

Do you get a sense of anticipation, or an urge to immediately put the chocolate in your mouth?

What physical sensations do you have?

 

What emotions are you feeling? Just note them.

 

Touch the chocolate Consider its texture, feel the weight…

 

Listen Place the chocolate next to your ear does the wrapper make a noise whats that like? snap the chocolate is it a crisp ringing snap?

 

Smell the chocolate

Does the smell trigger any other senses? Where do you feel your sense of smell?

 

Taste

Place the chocolate in your mouth but DO NOT EAT YET!!

How does it feel as it melts? Where in your mouth can you taste it? What is the consistency?

What is happening with your mouth, teeth, tongue, lips as it melts?

Move the chocolate around your mouth, Does the area of taste change?

Does the taste itself change? What is happening to the chocolate?

How do you feel? Swallow the chocolate, focusing on the sensation.

 Is there a lingering taste?

How do you feel physically and emotionally?

Take a little while to consider the experience.

Group Discussion

How was this different from your usual chocolate-eating experiences?

More intense?

Frustrating?

More pleasurable?

Were you more aware of your emotions during the exercise?

Will you do this again?

Why?

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