How to Set Up a Trust Fall

Trust fall is a game where a person deliberately falls while other, maybe one or more than one individual are already prepared to hold him. This is a fun activity usually played among a group of friends, that not only involves joy but the element of trust is very important in this. In this activity, a person stands at a particular height, usually above the height of his/her protectors and then falls backwards, while the protectors are ready to hold him/her.

It should be noted here that the element of trust is very crucial in this game because if the protectors or any one among the protectors does not perform his task completely, the person falling backwards can get seriously injured. Therefore, if you are among the protectors, make sure that no naughty thought captivates your mind and you are fully prepared to hold your friend in the hour of need. In contrast, if you are a person who is going to fall back, make sure that your friends are trustworthy enough and  they will not ditch you.

If you are certain of both things, then you can stand on an elevated stage confidently and after counting backwards from 5 to 1, you can fall back and allow your friends to hold you. This is a very small activity but the extent of fun is limitless.


  • 1

    To perform the activity, a person should be prepared to fall back. He/she should be confident enough and his/her body should be balanced while he/she  surrenders himself to his/her fellows. He/she should find a suitable place, which should be high enough the ground that his/her protectors could hold him/her easily.

  • 2

    To make sure nothing bad happens, protectors should be united, so that they could hold him/her firmly and easily. If the spotter is just one person, make sure that he is powerful enough to catch, if there are plenty of them, make sure they are properly aligned.

  • 3

    On a count of 3, ask the person to fall and advise him to remain balanced and do not turn sideways.

  • 4

    Make sure that the supporters are standing in a semi-circle position, so that everyone is able to protect and catch properly.

  • 5

    The height from where to fall backwards should be appropriate.

  • 6

    Try it with your trustworthy friends and share your feelings about how was your experience.

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