Even today, communities of indigenous culture perform the cocoa ceremony to purify the body and activate the connection with heart and spirit. From a team-building perspective, this activity makes colleagues interact on another relational level by increasing mutual trust and confidence.
How it works?
Before the actual ceremony begins, the trainer defines the objectives of the group activity together with the participants, which is customised accordingly. Then, the cocoa drink is prepared together, using fine, raw, unrefined beans of Peruvian origin, which taste very different from what we are normally used to.
Then everyone enjoys the resulting drink in a meditative atmosphere, which induces deep relaxation. The participants, guided by the teacher, are invited to focus on the common intentions set at the beginning of the ceremony.
The experience ends with a general exchange of views and the telling of one's feelings. Through this activity, mutual trust and the ability to set shared goals are strengthened - two central aspects of a winning team.
Focus: team trust, ice-breaking, goal setting, personal development