What is Social Muscle Club?
What if giving, receiving, communication and commitment were social muscles that could be trained?
At Social Muscle Club you meet new people and take part in a simple sharing game, in which everyone offers something they can give away, and makes a request for something they want to receive.
These unconditional offers and requests can be concrete or practical, abstract or relationship-focused – fresh bread; help with a tax return; a tattoo; a holiday apartment in Costa Rica; a sofa; a shoulder to cry on. They could even be for something that can happen right there at the club – a stage dive; a portrait; a dance move; the hive-mind of 100 people solving one person’s need.
The giving and receiving happens around tables amongst performance, music, food and surprises. It’s a real celebration! Imagine something like an exuberant wedding or a chaotic gameshow, but everyone gives and gets gifts!
Get a group of people around a table. 8 to 10 is a good number. It’s also cool if there are people there who don’t know each other, or who would never normally hang out. You can have 10 tables or more all playing together.
Each person takes a piece of paper, and writes down their name and something they would like to GIVE on it – anything at all! Big or small, concrete or abstract or artistic – even a performance gift!
On a second piece of paper, write down your name and something you would like to RECEIVE. Use your imagination – what do you really need? Ask from the heart.
Put all the pieces of paper in a bowl.
Draw a piece of paper from the bowl and read it out. Agatha has some tips on where to go in Berlin. Anyone interested? Jared needs more time. Who can help him?
Take your time to listen to one another! When someone’s wish or offer is fulfilled, ring a bell!
Keep going until you have worked with every piece of paper. Remember, not everything has to be fulfilled.
Enjoy a performance or a delicious snack!
Offer unfulfilled offers and requests to the other tables.
Social Muscle Club was invented and channelled as part of a healing process for its founders in 2012. It touches the lives of more and more people every day, as it reaches worldwide audiences. People are continually joining our international network of clubs, and spreading the magic to communities everywhere.
If you want to set up a Social Muscle Club in your area, get in touch!