Receive, then toss…

When we are in connection with others we can bring a sense of playfulness by trying on what another person is expressing and exaggerating it.

How to do it

  1. Receive a communication from someone. This might be a facial expression, or a tone of voice.
  2. Try on the facial expression or tone of voice.
  3. Make a change by exaggerating it and tossing your version back to the person.
  4. Other person creates something new and tosses it back to you.
  5. Repeat until you feel complete and then switch roles.


  • Opens up connection and fun
  • Increases understanding and empathy
  • Gives new ways to communicate