The child inside of a BIG person
Play workshop for ADULTS - it's never to late to play!
When we grow up it seems like everything around us gets serious. Our world doesn't tolerate very much the idea of play during daily life activities. Serious people, for example our boss, may say that play is distracting us from "real" work and life. "Leave play to the children", he might say, "it is their activity". (even if also children now a days are more and more being put into structure, methods and IQ tests).
‘If we allow people to shape their own small worlds during childhood, then they will grow up knowing and feeling they can participate in shaping the big world tomorrow’ (Sobel, 1990)
I have great news! We may look as grown ups from the outside, but on the inside we all have saved the little version of our BIG self. So if you create fun moments, also on the workfloor, your inner child will be very grateful. It's present to you will be the sense of freedom, no thoughts, no worries. And in this magical flow you'll see things in a different way, with fresh insights. Imagine how many beautiful new creations or discoveries will be made! I am sure that serious people, will be delighted by this idea and join the playfulness....
"Play is the highest form of (self) research." (Einstein)
Video was made during a workshop 'The magic of movement' for elementary school teachers in Sittard-Geleen (The Netherlands), organized by Sportstichting Sittard, partial conducted by Angelique Felix.
I am breathing with these teachers into their childhood....such magical moments!
You might also like this gallery 'Teach the teacher'.
Angelique Felix on Blogtalkradio where I spoke about the importance of play for children and adults in learning, healing, working and community-building.
Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play, 'Play, how it shapes the brain, opens the imagination, and invigorates the Soul.'
Carrie Lobman, Ed.D., associate professor at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education, and co-author of Unscripted Learning: Using Improvisation Across the K-8 Curriculum.
TED.com >> guest Tim Brown on creativity & play, CEO "innovation & Design" firm IDEO.
Mary Alice Long, PhD, Play coach, Jungian Therapist.