This chapter explores the conditioned view by investigating the role of childhood influences in shaping adult psychology. It explores relationships to place, animals and people. The chapter explores methodology for working with childhood themes, particularly with regard to groupwork, giving examples of practical exercises which can be used. It also provides reflections on how influences also occur in adulthood and on how patterns can be changed through methods such as Thich Nhat Hanh's Buddhist practice of 'nourishing healthy seeds'. The chapter also focuses on practical ways of working outdoors. Recalling childhood places can evoke the past; significant events or ordinary days, some happy, others less so. Warm-up exercises enable people to introduce themselves and get to know one another. Projective methods involve representing groups, systems, psychological processes or abstract concepts in physical ways using a variety of media and techniques. Time-line methods, represent events over a period of time.