The Secrets of InterPlay for Helping Professionals

Sharie Bowman, Stephen Condit, Lori VanderBilt, and Krista Gemmell Harris

Seattle, WA

Friday, Sept. 16 9:30 am–Sun, Sept. 18 5:30 pm

Learn how you can use the tools and ideas of InterPlay to unlock the wisdom of your body. Get your body, mind, heart and spirit all on the same page. Learn more about yourself through connection and community. Create more ease and fun in your life and learn to support your clients to have more ease as well. This multiple-day event will give you direct experience in many aspects of the InterPlay system.

This program has been approved for 16 CEUs by the NASW Washington State Chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-402.

This weekend is also the first part of the InterPlay Life Practice Program for Helping Professionals which will begin in Seattle in september, led by Sharie, Krista, and Steve with Lori assisting. You may enroll in the Secrets weekend without committing to the entire program.

Schedule

Friday, Sept. 16 • 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, Sept. 17 • 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday, Sept. 18 • 1:30 am – 5:30 pm

Cost: $400 ($300 for repeaters)

Registration/Information: Stephanie at info@interplay.org or call 510/465-2797

Venue

Queen Anne Christian Church

1316 3rd Ave W & W Lee St
Seattle, WA 98119
Neighborhood parking. Along 3rd Ave W there is a single door entrance with a stained glass window beside it. Come in that door and go up the stairs and through the double doors to the Fellowship Hall. Wear layers!
Leaders
Sharie Bowman
Sharie Bowman, MA is a Mental Health Counselor and Regional InterPlay Leader. She has been leading InterPlay since 2004 and has co-led six Life Practice Programs. She is particularly intrigued with the potential InterPlay has to support people to create healthier lives by following the wisdom of their bodies and taking the lead in their own lives. In her private practice she regularly weaves InterPlay’s life-enhancing forms and philosophies to help individuals and families thrive. For over 20 years, she has been exploring the wisdom of the body through a variety of modalities including InterPlay, Authentic Movement, Core-Energetics, and Biodynamic Psychotherapy.
Stephen Condit
After decades in higher education and technology, Steve rediscovered life-below-the-neck through movement and the embodied voice practices of Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms® and Chloe Goodchild’s The Naked Voice. His explorations have also included taking Aikido with his son and studying embodied leadership with Richard Strozzi-Heckler. But all this was just a prelude to InterPlay. Steve says “for me, discovering InterPlay was like coming home. InterPlay combines my major life interests, movement, voice, storytelling, and stillness and has opened new, easier paths for my personal and spiritual growth, all in the context of play. It has provided balance to my intellectual and serious approach to life and restored my joy and creativity.” Steve has co-facilitated Secrets of InterPlay and the Life Practice so that others may rediscover the joy of play and learn that transformation does not have to involve struggle.
Lori VanderBilt
Lori VanderBilt enjoys the way Interplay helps her be more playful and lighthearted. As a leader, she finds that Interplay’s engaging improvisational forms, using movement, storytelling, and voice, and its body wisdom tools help people explore new ways of being and of connecting more deeply with their own wisdom. This inspires people to have more of the life they want. Lori is excited about offering other therapists and helping professionals the opportunity to unlock the wisdom of their bodies while supporting them in their personal and professional lives. Lori also enjoys teaching SpiritPlay--a playing with liturgical seasons, forms of worship and prayer, and spiritual practice. For 20 years, Lori worked as a counselor integrating spirituality into the work with her clients. Lori also loves to walk, and has practiced yoga for many years.
Krista Gemmell Harris
Krista loves moving and playing with people. She is a gifted teacher and master InterPlay leader who has a long history of inspiring people to find more joy, ease, and wisdom in being bodies. Krista has been leading InterPlay since 1993. She is one of the original InterPlay pioneers who helped create InterPlay communities and Life Practice Programs outside the Bay area. Krista has an M.F.A. in Dance and is certified in both Laban Movement Analysis and InterPlay. Authentic Movement, Insight Meditation and Shibashi QiGong also inform and enrich her life and work. Krista has been an advocate for both deepening the experience of stillness in InterPlay and for bringing more playfulness into her meditation communities. Along with other InterPlayers, Krista is beginning to explore how the InterPlay tools and forms can be used to support social action education and change. 2131 NW 93rd St Seattle, WA 98117 United States Email: kristaharris@comcast.net 206/784-8030

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