Have you ever tried debriefing with individual journal writing instead of inviting group discussions after an experiential exercise? Thiagi in his article entitled “Debriefing through Journal Writing” says this can have a number of advantages.
- It permits participants to reflect on their personal reactions without being distracted by argumentative, defensive, or self-glorifying conversations.
- It is better suited for introverted individuals who don’t want to reveal their feelings and for members of reticent cultures that frown upon self-disclosure.
- It protects the confidentiality of participants’ thoughts and opinions.
- It better fits each participant’s personal pace and schedule.