The “Junk Rope” Exercise
Throughout the month, whenever “junk” (knots/conflict) comes up between two people, pull out the “junk rope”, tie a knot in the middle and hand an end to each person.
Have Person A and B walk away from each other till the rope is tight, then have them sit down. They must remain seated until both parties say, “I’m ready.” then walk them through these 4 easy steps:
- Person A takes a step towards Person B and says, “You’re my (sister, brother, mom, etc.), then B takes a step towards A and says the same.
- A takes a step towards B and says, “I was mad/hurt because (insert reason), then Person B takes a step and says their reason.
- A takes a final step to the center and says, “I’m sorry” to B. And B takes a final step and says the same.
- Then A and B work together to untie the knot between them and return it to the table.
(You can repeat this as often as necessary to bring peace home this month.)
Watch this video to see a visual of the “Junk Rope” Exercise:
Want to know how to do this exercise between a parent and a child? Watch Parent Secrets.