Playfulness is serious business. It helps us connect to one another in an authentic way, recover from high-stress situations, enjoy our job more and remain curious about the world around us. While we can do without play in the short-term, if we deny ourselves play over our lifetime, we can lose our optimism, our sense of pleasure and our lives can begin to feel mechanical.
In this full day workshop we will explore the biology and neuroscience of play and why this apparently ‘purposeless’ activity serves a very important evolutionary role. We will discover why, after our basic needs of survival are met, humans are hard-wired to spontaneously play. We will learn how to integrate different types and states of play into our lives in order to regain perspective, build on our creativity and develop a stronger sense of self.
In this full day workshop, we will:
- Explore the science and history of play;
- Discover our play persona;
- Re-think our personal notions of success, time, leisure and idleness;
- Consider the role of play in our relationships;
- Practice using play to generate creative ideas;
- Learn ways to make our daily routine more adventurous and playful.
10.00am Warm Up Play
11.00am Play Theory
11.45am Play Practice
12.30pm Lunch Break (times may vary)
1.15pm Finding Play
2.00pm Playing With Games
3.00pm Playing At Work
4.00pm Playing Through Life
5.00pm Workshop Concludes