Empathy Victim

This exercise bring to the surface the cognitive distortion of control fallacy from Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

At least three participants are needed for this exercise. One participant is motionless in ash body while another is a perpetrator, and another an empathy victim.

(Jo) In various ways, the perpetrator attacks the ash body participant even though the ash body participant neither moves nor is affected. Somewhere in the vicinity, the empathy victim feels every single attack given to the ash body participant, and embodies every detail.

(Ha) The attacks gradually culminate.

(Kyu/Kyu to New Jo) The empathy victim is so brutalised, he/she/they dies. The ash body participant then wakes up and walks away. The empathy victim gradually rises and relocates to the ash body participant’s prior place.