"Don’t do anything that isn’t play!”
Marshall Rosenberg used to say this often, paraphrasing Joseph Campbell.
This concept seems easy when life is flowing, but what about when it’s not? What about when “shit happens” and we find ourselves face-to-face with strong emotional pain, dismay, or uncertainty?
Elena and Christiaan have certainly had their share of struggles over the years. They have had to navigate some particularly stressful situations, such as their children’s battle with cancer.
What they have discovered on this journey is that NVC practice offers guideposts that can help us return to Play, even amidst the storm. Play — the connection to that sweet flow of life — is what has allowed them to stay connected to the mystery and sacredness of life.
It has helped them steer through the storm with more grace, and now they are here to show you how you can, too.
In four sessions, you will explore:
- How to stay present to your own pain, fears, and doubts
- How to transform these into life-enriching joy and playfulness
- How to access this sacred Play in the face of pain and fear
We will practice the art of staying present and returning to presence, the art of mourning, as well as the art of gratitude. You are encouraged to share your own life circumstances. By sharing, you can experience a sense of companionship while also making space for creativity and play to emerge — and find new ways to deal with your own "shit”!
Come play with us!