Self-Care is VITAL during this time of Crisis - Come join us to play with tools & skills of self-care

Radical Self-Care While Physical Distancing

Online InterPlay Class with Christine & Sheila
Sheila K Collins and Christine Gautreaux, MSW

Online, ONLINE

Tuesdays at 11:30 AM/EDT 8:30 AM/PDT 9:30 AM/MDT 10:30 AM/CDT This class is an hour long.

How about some movement? Creative storytelling? Community play? It’s important that physical isolation doesn’t turn into social isolation. Self-Care is VITAL during this time of crisis. Join authors and dancing social workers Sheila K Collins, PhD and Christine Gautreaux, MSW Join us LIVE on-line using zoom (a free easy to use program) on the theme of Radical Self-care. Authors of the book, Stillpoint: A Playbook for Caregivers to Find Ease, Time to Breathe and Reclaim Joy know that in these trying times, as we take care of others, it’s especially important to take very good care of ourselves. The duo use tools from the system of InterPlay - an active, improvisational, creative approach to unlocking the wisdom of the body. InterPlay is a social movement dedicated to enabling ease and balance in human relationships across cultures and between people of different generations and backgrounds. They will use principles from their book along with the simple, anyone-can-do-them InterPlay forms of movement, storytelling, song, and stillness. We’ll connect with our own creative inner wisdom, share snippets of stories with one another, and collaborate on behalf of who and what we love. Tuesdays at 11:30 am EDT beginning March 31st any questions- email to Christinegautreauxmsw@gmail.com or sheilakcollins@gmail.com if it's close to class time text Christine at 770-256-9191 $10 fee - more if you can/less if you can't *We know that COVID-19 is affecting all us financially and some more than others. If you are able to support our work as teaching artists at this time we are grateful, and if finances are an issue, please come anyway. All welcome! If you need tech help we will be on 10 min before class starts.

Cost: $10 More if you can Less if you can't

Registration/Information: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArf-yrqTspGNxgj6P8pBTRqZ5UTaUGvcMU

Venue

Online

Online, ONLINE
This will be an online event which could originate from anywhere in the world and would be open to anyone around the world.
Leaders
Sheila K Collins
Sheila K. Collins is the director of InterPlay Pittsburgh and the Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players, an InterPlay-based performance troupe that assists human service agencies in accomplishing their noble purposes. A former professional dancer, Sheila describes herself as a "dancing social worker," since she has taught social work and co-founded and directed a behavioral health care clinic in Texas.

Sheila is the author of Stillpoint: A Playbook for Caregivers To Find Ease, Time to Breathe, and Reclaim Joy and Warrior Mother: Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss and the Rituals That Heal. She's been known to travel the country enlisting InterPlayers to help her "Perform her Books," demonstrating how InterPlay tools help us get through life's ordinary and extraordinary, "tough stuff."

Christine Gautreaux, MSW
Christine Gautreaux holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work and is dedicated to the pursuit of play, joy, art & social justice. Christine’s superpowers include connecting people, helping folks manifest their dreams, standing up against injustice and using art to make a difference in the world. She currently uses performance art, movement, poetry, storytelling and Interplay to address issues of oppression with women who are incarcerated, people living with severe and persistent mental illness and homelessness. She also works with activists and artists to maintain balance and self-care during these intense times we find ourselves living. Christine Gautreaux has professional experience with successful grant writing, community organizing and social media marketing. She is a life coach for caregivers who are burnt out and ready to take back their own life and make it delightful again. She is the co-author of Stillpoint: A Caregivers Playbook to find ease and to take a deep breath and reclaim joy.

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