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

Radical Self-Care Series

Online InterPlay Class with Christine & Sheila
Sheila K Collins,PhD 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.

In these challenging times, as we take care of others, it’s particularly important to take especially good care of ourselves.

Whether you are a professional or family caregiver, or both, it’s critical that, for you, social distancing doesn’t turn into social isolation.
As things open back up and we stand up for racial equity and transformation self-care is vital.

How about some movement? Creative storytelling? Community play?

Join authors and dancing social workers Sheila K Collins, PhD and Christine Gautreaux, MSW as they share wisdom from their book Stillpoint: A Playbook for Caregivers to Find Ease, Time to Breathe and Reclaim Joy. The duo use art-based tools from the system of InterPlay - an active, improvisational, creative approach to unlocking the wisdom of the body.

A social movement, InterPlay is dedicated to enabling ease and balance in human relationships across cultures and between people of different generations and backgrounds.

Event participants will learn the five skills of self-care, connect with one another through snippets of their own life stories, share creative wisdom and inspiration, and collaborate on behalf of who and what they love.

This is class one of a six-part series. You can join us for one, several or all of the classes. Each class stands alone and attending the entire series can deepen your self-care practice which leads to better community care.

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/j/84685370328?pwd=a3g3cHVndEZ4M3pjUjY4NnpyTTZ4UT09

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,PhD
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." Since Covid sent her to her room, she's teaching, presenting, and performing using InterPlay on-line, surprising herself by how much she's enjoying it.

Christine Gautreaux, MSW
Christine (she/her) 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.

Pivoting with the times Christine has been called an expert on Zoom and utilizes this online platform to facilitate connection and ease in an online, interactive learning environment.

Christine Gautreaux holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has professional experience with successful grant writing, community organizing and social media marketing. Christine 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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