You are invited to a listening space to share and listen to each other exploring the topic of our relationship to play, playfulness, and spontaneity. As adults, we often compartmentalise play into a category for children, or just when we are doing a sport, computer, or board game, however, playfulness is an innate response to life, to allow us to creatively respond to challenge, lighten our load and learn for ourselves and from each other. This space will give us an opportunity to discover the ways we can naturally bring playfulness and embody this creative wisdom in our lives.
This will be an open and welcoming space, so it doesn't matter if you've been to many listening spaces or if this will be your first one - either way you'll be supported to feel right at home.
This listening space will be co-hosted by The Heart Movement and Network of Wellbeing.
A Listening Space is sometimes referred to as ‘Brave Space’. Listening to others' difficulties and joys and/or sharing our own may touch on our vulnerabilities. This can be very supportive and healing, and it can also be challenging. We invite you to share only what feels ok to share - for you and others in the group - and not to push yourself too far emotionally. If you are holding very heavy issues or trauma we encourage you to make contact with dedicated mental health support.
It’s important to know that a Listening Space is not therapy and the facilitators are not acting as therapists in holding the space.
By reading this statement, you confirm you understand your own responsibility for your mental and emotional health when joining us.