CHANGE YOUR LIFE ~ CHANGE YOUR PRACTICE

Self-Paced InterPlay Life Practice Program

Move through the program at your own pace
Sharie Bowman, Hazel Lobo, CC King, and Lisa Laing

Online, ONLINE

Program timing flexible

The InterPlay Life Practice Program is an active, creative way to change your life and change your world.

Immerse yourself in the system of InterPlay ideas and practices that can move you from where you are to where you would like to be.

Find freedom through movement, story, sound, and stillness, and discover creative ways to change what you want to change in your life.

Shape your life in ways that are best for you, using this supportive, affirming program

Receive individual attention from your program mentor to help identify your personal and professional desires and intentions.

The Self-Paced Life Practice Program gives you the flexibility to put the program components together at your own pace, with the guidance of a Life Practice Program Mentor.

You may be able to apply previous InterPlay coursework to this program.

Although some previous experience with InterPlay is encouraged, there are no prerequisites for taking part in the InterPlay Life Practice Program.

The Elements of the Self-Paced Life Practice Program

Multi-day event, such as the Secrets of InterPlay (15-20 hours)
• Deep dive into the 8 tools and basic forms of InterPlay (16 hours) with the Online Tools Class or another equivalent
Three focus sessions with a Life Practice Program mentor (3 hours)
• Complete the reading/writing/reflections found in the Secrets of InterPlay booklet
• Complete the InterPlay 8 Core Elements Self-Study

For more information on the Life Practice Program in general click here.

Financial Assistance
Diversity is a great gift in the InterPlay experience. Based on our commitment to Racial Equity and Transformation (read our statement here) and our understanding of other structural and personal inequalities that exist, Body Wisdom is committed to making our programs financially accessible.

Financial considerations need not be a barrier to your participation. Financial support and flexible payment plans are available. Please email info@interplay.org (or call 510/465-2797), or feel free to speak to one of the leaders of this program.

Self-Paced Life Practice Program Attendance
Community building is an integral part of the InterPlay system. To experience the most out of any Life Practice Program, we recommend that you attend all of the sessions. If you are considering becoming an InterPlay leader, completing the reading/writing and the 8 Core Element Self-Study and participating in a full 55 hours of the program will be necessary to complete this Life Practice Program, which is the first step in becoming a certified InterPlay leader. If you have questions about this please visit: InterPlay Leader Training Program.

Continuing Education Credit
Up to 55 CE credits for various healthcare and allied healthcare professions are available for those practicing throughout the U.S. and for educators only practicing in Illinois. CE pre-registration is required before the start of your event. Email Jane Siarny at interplaychicago@sbcglobal.net to APPLY for CEUs. There is a charge of $25-$40 per program. CEUs are offered through Continuing Education Institute of Illinois or R. Cassidy Seminars.

Wondering if this program is for you? Please contact Life Practice Coordinator Jane Siarny at interplaychicago@sbcglobal.net or 630/715-8590

Cost: (Save $300 while Online) $1,950/$1,000 for repeaters

Registration/Information: Registration Questions: office@interplay.org. For financial assistance: info@interplay.org.

Venue

Online

Online, ONLINE
Zoom link will be provided after you schedule an appointment.
Leaders
Sharie Bowman

Sharie Bowman, MA, LMHC is a Mental Health Counselor and also InterPlay's Regional Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest.  In 2006, Sharie completed her training as an InterPlay leader and also received her degree in mental health counseling, so InterPlay and counseling have been woven together in her bodyspirit from the start.  She finds InterPlay to be foundational in building and maintaining her personal resilience, as well supporting her work with clients.  In her private practice she regularly weaves InterPlay’s life-enhancing forms and philosophies with counseling wisdom to help individuals and families thrive.

Prior to 2006, Sharie worked as a high school math teacher and found InterPlay to be the best Teacher Training she ever received.  The improvisational skills that she developed immediately brought more play, creativity, and expression to her teaching as well as to classroom management.

Now Sharie finds great joy in bringing her organizational and instructional skills to the InterPlay classroom, and she often leads the foundational InterPlay Life Practice Program and mentors new leaders. She relishes sharing the joy of InterPlay far and wide, and supporting each participant in integrating InterPlay into their own lives!

Hazel Lobo

Hazel is an artist, activist whose passion is to create safe and nourishing spaces. PLAY continues to be an integral part in her work on gender, sexuality and restorative justice. Playing with communities at the margins in India have continued to give her the courage to show up and lead play in different spaces and context with the common desire to belong to community.

CC King
CC King is a certified InterPlay Leader and trainer, Boston-area coordinator and a memory play specialist. She has been practicing the joyous unfolding of Interplay for over 20 years. CC is an expressive therapist, visual artist, teacher and community activist. As the co-founder of a local arts and environment program, she facilitates workshops in organic sculpture and organizes public performance. Play with elders and Memory Cafes are a special interest, as are cancer support and racial healing & transformation. Her background includes nonprofit management, art and family therapy, trauma-informed InterPlay and a life-long commitment to finding sustenance, creative activism, and joy in the natural world.
Lisa Laing
Lisa Laing is a Certified InterPlay Master Leader, fitness professional and Certified Cancer Wellness Specialist. She incorporates the practices and forms of InterPlay in each of these aspects of her career. Lisa has brought InterPlay to incarcerated women at York Correction Facility in CT, interdenominational clergy groups, as well as students at The Juilliard School, Yale Divinity School and Southern CT State U. Lisa co- developed and co-leads an ongoing cancer wellness group, Hope Is Power, very much informed by InterPlay. Lisa co-leads the InterPlay Life Practice Program and Secrets of InterPlay in the northeast with both Katrina Browne and CC King and is an InterPlay Leader Training Mentor. She has served on the InterPlay Body Wisdom Board. "I am blessed to be a part of this world-wide community of creators, instigators, healers, nurturers, adventurers, huggers, grace-operatives, activists, artists; InterPlayers All!"

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