The Proxemics worksheet helps your clients understand boundaries by discussing spacing.  This is a good tool for kids and adolescents.  To utilize this worksheet educate your client on proxemics and go over each spacing type to help them identify when each spacing type is appropriate and provide personal examples.

 

“Proxemics deals with spacing.  There are four different types of spacing. Proxemics and spacing is a big part of respecting the boundaries of others”.

 

  • Public space is the space that characterizes how close we sit or stand to someone, like a public figure or public speaker. So, if you are at an event listening to a professor give a lecture, you are probably about 12-25 feet away.
  • Social space means we're getting a little closer, about 4-12 feet away. This is the kind of space you're probably in if you're talking to a colleague or a customer at work.
  • Personal space is even closer. In this case, you're probably about one foot to four feet away from someone. This is reserved for talking to friends or family.
  • Intimate space is for people who you are very close to. In this case, you're probably less than a foot away and you might even be touching the other person. This is the space you're in with a romantic partner, for example.

 

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