Signs that you may need some InterPlay

February 9, 2010

by Phil Porter

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you might could use some InterPlay!

Would you like to be around people who will look for the best in you?

Could you use some support in getting the things you want in your life?

Do you want to have more fun in healthy ways?

Is the stress of your life wearing you down?

mister stress-o-matic person could use some InterPlay

mister stress-o-matic person could use some InterPlay

Do you find yourself consumed with fulfilling the needs of others?

Are you looking for connections with others?

Would you like to get some attention for yourself?

Do you want to be less “in your head”?

Would you like to be around people who are willing to both laugh and be deeply moved?

Is your creative side yearning for some expression?

Do you wish you had more confidence in yourself?

Would you like more contact with others that feels safe?

Would you like to get to know some new people?

Are you dealing with a change in your physicality that you are having trouble adjusting to?

Are you tired of words, words, words?

Do you need to relax for a bit?

Does your spirit need to be refreshed or renewed?

Do you feel like you want the benefits of meditation, but you can’t or don’t want to sit still?

Do you learn best through movement or other activity?

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Jumping Into the Pool

December 21, 2009

by Phil Porter

InterPlay can change your life in large ways or small, it just depends on which end of the pool you choose to jump into.

Because it affects all parts of our experience—body, mind, heart and spirit—InterPlay gently reorients us, gives us a new way of looking at things, provides a place where we get to know ourselves and each other. It may seem strange that the simple practices of telling stories, of moving, of using our voices can have such an effect. But these are the activities that for millenia have given people the place to explore and understand their own experiences and even more importantly to do that in community.

Pair these completely doable activities (which also, it turns out, are a lot of fun!) with some simple InterPlay tools and practices—like exformation, affirmation and incrementality—and you have a framework for exploration, revelation and transformation.

But back to the pool.

Portrait on an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), a painting by David Hockney

You can step into the shallow end—come to a class, hear from a friend, just do a little bit. It is quite possible—even from a brief foray into InterPlay—to have an experience or glean helpful information. An easy way to stick your toe in is to come to an InterPlay Free Sample at InterPlayce in Oakland, CA. They happen every first Sunday of the month from 2:00 to 3:15 pm.

You can jump into the middle of the pool—come to more classes, attend an “Untensive” retreat for a few days of InterPlaying, hang out in the community on at least a semi-regular basis. From this you will probably get more of the effects of the way that InterPlay can be life-altering. You will begin to integrate some of the practices and ideas. You will have a greater sense of connection to community which is a huge source of support and such an important element in over-all well being. Check out classes and events all over the country.

You can jump into the deep end. As you come into contact with the InterPlay community, you may notice that there seem to be some folks who are “hard core” InterPlayers. You, too, may discover that InterPlay is just the right practice for you. You may reap the benefits of being connected to InterPlayers in other parts of the country and the world. At this end of the pool, there is almost no question that InterPlay will change your life in some powerful, incremental, surprising and delightful ways. The Life Practice Program can give you the whole InterPlay picture and can help you shape the life you want to have. It is offered in several locations around the country. A program starts in January in Oakland.

So welcome into the pool, regardless of where you jump in! It’s your choice!