A leader must learn to sense the appropriate moment at which to start ‘closing’ a session. It is ill-advised to over-run the planned time and then to say, three minutes before the end ‘It’s time for us to stop’. However, beware of interrupting a valuable piece of work that is proving very absorbing or intense, simply to impose an ending of the session. It is the leader’s responsibility to bring about a ‘de-climax’, gradually working towards the closure. If members are deeply involved in an activity they should be brought slowly ‘to the surface’. For example, if people are engaged in improvisation, they should be warned in good time, ‘You have five minutes more, then we shall present this work to the other group members’.