The Emperor’s New Clothes

The Emperor

Meaningful Interactions in Stressful Situations

See the Emperor in all his glory! Which role do you play? We all interact with different types of characters in our daily lives which may lead to stressful situations. Together, we can learn how to communicate more effectively with others, especially at times of stress, by transforming our behaviour from incongruence to congruence.

Learn how to begin transforming your behaviour from one of incongruence to congruence by thinking about interactions in terms of Self, Other and Context.

The Goal

The goal of The Emperor is help you recognise when you’re under stress and how you cope in stressful situations. By becoming aware of how you respond to threat, pain and fear, you can learn to banish the grey cloud of stress that stands between knowing your goal and reaching it.

Success Criteria

[ ] Understand what congruence is
[ ] Recognise incongruent behaviour in yourself
[ ] Recognise incongruent behaviour in others
[ ] Have fun!


  • Presentation
  • Coping stance cards, 1 set per group of 5 people
  • Scenario card, 1 per group of 5 people
  • Congruence stance card,  1 per person
  • Download as one bundle

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