This is one of my favorite group activities to get students to talk about the important people in their lives. The original author lianalowenstein.com suggests specific symbols for people who are close as well as people who have caused hurt or upset. My students like to use dots and various stickers. The students always place those people they love the most on the center. It always promotes rich discussion as they share about people in their lives with the group. These are the plates of students in my grief group. All of them placed their deceased family member in the center. It is good for them to see how many people they have that provide them support along with a few people they find challenging.