USE: When a spoken or unspoken emotional process causes tension in your circle, the Frying Pan may be most useful.
SETUP: 4 chairs facing each other placed in the center of the circle, supplied with 2 trash cans, 2 boxes of tissues, and 2 red hand towels. (No, they do not HAVE to be red, but the color delivers a message.)
PROCEDURE: One female and one male Spaceholders - already trained in delivering the Frying Pan - sit in two of the middle chairs opposite each other and explain: "This is the Frying Pan. When these two other chairs are open, anyone in the circle can come sit in one chair and call one or more person to sit across from them to have a transformational conversation. If no one is sitting in either of these two chairs, then anyone in the room can call any two or more people from the circle to come into the Frying Pan and have a transformational conversation. There are no bystanders allowed. If you are in the room, you are in the process.
COACHING: The Frying Pan uses distinctions, thoughtmaps, tools, and processes from Possibility Management to coach participants through shadow lands into new levels of collaboration and community.