Applying InterPlay

InterPlay is being applied in many settings, professions and locations and can be of value in many different situations. This list is divided according to subject matter with the names of InterPlay leaders who are interested in these different areas.

On the InterPlay Outreach page, you can read more about how InterPlay can be of service in the world.

Select a specialty name link below to see all the InterPlay Leaders who are applying interplay in this way.

People and Settings

Children 10 and under

InterPlay helps kid learn through creative, whole-brain processes, in addition to giving a whole lot of permission to just be themselves.


InterPlay with Elders supports joy in life, increasing vitality and creativity. Since no particular abilities are required, everyone can join in.


InterPlay teaches individuals launching or growing a venture how to listen and use inherent tools found in the body to support inspired entrepreneurship.

Jewish community

InterPlaying in Jewish communities supports the physical aspects of prayer and celebration.

Parents of Young Children

InterPlay teaches new parents embodied skills for healthy parent child development and is a great outlet for parents who just need to play themselves.


Using InterPlay to notice our feminine bodies and rejoice in them.

College/University/Graduate Schools

InterPlay with people in Higher Education provides a mind-body method for doing action research that leads to new insights in familiar areas of study.

Faith Communities

InterPlay with people where they worship helps spirituality become a whole body experience.

Health Care/Self Care

Workshops for professionals in health care settings, using InterPlay to assist in their own selfcare.

Junior High/High Schools

InterPlay in junior high and high school truly teaches students to affirm genuine expression as a balance to negative peer pressure.


Using InterPlay as a tool box for understanding body wisdom in reducing stress, and renewing collaboration, creativity, and productivity to your work world.


InterPlay with people who are incarcerated supports them in reclaiming their lives by reclaiming their bodies.

Therapeutic Settings

InterPlay supports therapeutic processes and gives both therapists and clients more embodied paths for self-discovery and personal healing.


Cancer Recovery

Using InterPlay to rediscover joy and wisdom as a survivor of cancer.

Community Development

Building and deepening circles of people engaged in mutual support in many forms, including economic, spiritual, and emotional.

Creative Opportunity Exploration

Using InterPlay as a tool to open up to your muse, new opportunities and creative adventures.


A proactive practice for increasing health in mind body and spirit. A tool for managing depression and chronic illness.

Ideas, Dreams and Visions

Using Interplay to playout ideas, dreams and visions for a visceral understanding of the messages we give ourselves.


A tool to develop new partnerships, unite different cultures and rejoice in diversity. A means of creating performances that affirm diverse cultural experiences.


Playing outdoors, interacting with wind, water, trees, rocks, soil, leaves, sky--and each other.

Peace & Social Justice

Using InterPlay as a tool for social change through community building, mediation, partnership-building, performances, fund-raisers, mulit-cultural consciousness raising experiences, all for the creation of peaceful communities in the world, for promoting peace and other social issues.


Using InterPlay as an active way of living the 12 steps in mind body heart and spirit creating greater fullness in recovery.


Audio/Digital Recording


Using InterPlay as a tool for helping people discern and listen to what works best for themselves.


Using InterPlay to support people in healing, grieving and celebrating.

Massage/body work

Listening to the bodies (recipient's and body worker's) to support improvised massage and body work, unique to the moment. InterPlay is a tool to open up the range of healing work.


Listening to the body to support healing by involving personal body wisdom, imagination, and health as a resource for the healing journey.


Use InterPlay as a tool to improvise meditation in the full gamut of movement, voice, and stillness.


Improvisational music, drumming, and development of live music for InterPlay gatherings.


Dancers, musicians, actors and other artists use Interplay's improvisational techniques to create spontaneous and surprising elements in set pieces. InterPlay practices are also ideal for mining personal material that will develop into set artistic works.

Sacred Clowning

Using InterPlay to deepen improvisational skills and awareness of the Sacred Clown in themselves and others.


Playing with our voices and all the sounds we can make to become better singers. Making fun music for all experience levels, solo, duet and choral.

Social work

Using InterPlay as a tool for use with individual clients, in groups and in supervision to build community, demonstrate healthy social practices and create venues for healing.

Spiritual Direction

Using InterPlay to support listening to your body, noticing whole experiences of Spirit and for discernment.

Traditional Healing - Shamanism

InterPlay body wisdom practices are seen to intersect with embodied imaginal healing traditions such as divination, vision quest, circle healing, stone healing, soul retrievals.

Writing/Visual Art/Performance

Using InterPlay to inspire and influence writing, art, and performance in community.

Short Stories About Applying InterPlay