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Life Practice Program for Helping Professionals Apr-Jun 2021 Online

Create more ease in your life and your life's work
Sharie Bowman, Rosemary Senjem, Jiling Lin, and Nancy Pfaltzgraf


Weekend Workshop April 8-11 and
Fridays & Saturdays: 5:00-7:00 pm PT
April 16-June 19, 2021

This program begins with The Secrets of InterPlay for Helping Professionals April 8-11, 2021 where you will be immersed in the InterPlay philosophy and practice. (If you cannot attend this retreat, you may attend another Secrets of InterPlay Retreat.) You are also welcome to take the weekend retreat with no obligation to take the whole program.

As a Helping Professional could you use:

Practical tools to assist clients in accessing their own creative resources?

Trauma-informed techniques that enable clients, students, and ourselves to lessen anxiety, strengthen self-confidence, and learn to trust the wisdom of our bodies?

Body wisdom practices that encourage deeper, non-verbal connections?

A more playful approach to addressing tough issues in your workplace setting?

Art-based activities to release stress, create joy and elicit fun and healing laughter while the work is getting done?

More encouragement and support as you carry out the demanding assignments of your helping profession?

Somatic skills to help navigate the work of racial equity & transformation?

Community accountability for self-care while you practice community care?

The InterPlay Life Practice Program for Helping Professionals is an active, creative way to change your life, your work, and your world.

Learn to lead your life in a more embodied, playful way and receive self-care techniques rooted in the birthrights of movement, voice, story, connection and stillness.

Experience simple creative techniques for building bonds of attachment.

Develop improvisational skills to increase confidence in working with clients and speaking in front of groups.

Immerse yourself in the system of InterPlay—ideas and practices that can move you, and your clients, from where you are to where you would like to be.

Find freedom through movement, story, sound, and stillness, and discover creative ways to change what you want to change in your life. Learn somatic skills to use for yourself and your clients.

You may use this supportive, affirming community to help you shape your life in ways that are best for you and your work. You will get individual attention from the program leaders, and help to identify your personal and professional desires and intentions.

The Life Practice Program will be taught through Zoom.
* A free, easy to access and use virtual platform.
* Your facilitators have extensive experience with providing online, interactive offerings.
* We have found ways to make the virtual classroom accessible, connective and restorative.

The Elements of the Life Practice Program for Helping Professionals

This program begins with The Secrets of InterPlay for Helping Professionals April 8-11, 2021 where you will be immersed in the InterPlay philosophy and practice. (If you cannot attend this retreat, you may attend another Secrets of InterPlay Retreat.)

Meets Friday & Saturday 5-7 pm PT from April – June 2021 with a group of interplaying caring professionals for a series of gatherings with your Life Practice Program group for play, presentation, discernment, and interaction.

Receive individual focus sessions during which you receive personal support from the program leaders to empower you to access your body wisdom, learn a new tool/skill, and apply it to whatever situation you desire.

Be nurtured by an accessible, connective, trauma-informed virtual setting which is restorative vs. draining.

Receive a Core Element Self Study and elective Reading and Writing assignments which will help you apply InterPlay insights to your own life and work.

Although some previous experience with InterPlay is encouraged, there are no prerequisites for taking part in the InterPlay Life Practice Program.

Weekend Life Practice Program Sessions
Fridays & Saturdays: 5:00-7:00 pm PT (6-8 MT, 7-9 CT, 8-10 ET)
April 16, 17
April 23, 24
April 30, May 1
May 7, 8
May 14, 15
May 21, 22
May 28, 29
June 4, 5
June 11, 12
June 18, 19

Download a brochure about this special Life Practice Program here...

**Special $300 discount while online: $1,950 (includes tuition for Secrets of InterPlay) / $1,000 for repeaters. Additional $100 discount if registered by MARCH 8, 2021.

Repeating the Program
Anyone who has previously completed the Life Practice Program is eligible for the $1,000 repeaters rate. You may also repeat the weekends only (without Secrets) for $750.

Financial Assistance
Diversity is a great gift in the InterPlay experience. Based on our commitment to Racial Equity and Transformation (read our statement here) and our understanding of other structural and personal inequalities that exist, Body Wisdom is committed to making our programs financially accessible.

Financial considerations need not be a barrier to your participation. Financial support and flexible payment plans are available. Please email (or call 510/465-2797), or feel free to speak to one of the leaders of this program.

Continuing Education Credit
Up to 55 CE credits (15 for Secrets weekend & 40 for LP follow up sessions) for various healthcare and allied healthcare professions are available for those practicing throughout the U.S. and for educators only practicing in Illinois. CE pre-registration is required before the start of your event.
Email Jane at to APPLY for CEUs.
There is a charge of $25-$40 per program. CEUs are offered through Continuing Education Institute of Illinois or R. Cassidy Seminars.

To Make Tuition Payment or Deposit
Note for Office

Cost: **Special $300 discount while online: $1,950 (includes tuition for Secrets of InterPlay) / $1,000 for repeaters

Registration/Information: Registration Questions: email For financial assistance: email


Online Secrets/Life Practice Programs

Sharie Bowman

Sharie Bowman, MA, LMHC is a Mental Health Counselor and also InterPlay's Regional Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest.  In 2006, Sharie completed her training as an InterPlay leader and also received her degree in mental health counseling, so InterPlay and counseling have been woven together in her bodyspirit from the start.  She finds InterPlay to be foundational in building and maintaining her personal resilience, as well supporting her work with clients.  In her private practice she regularly weaves InterPlay’s life-enhancing forms and philosophies with counseling wisdom to help individuals and families thrive.

Prior to 2006, Sharie worked as a high school math teacher and found InterPlay to be the best Teacher Training she ever received.  The improvisational skills that she developed immediately brought more play, creativity, and expression to her teaching as well as to classroom management.

Now Sharie finds great joy in bringing her organizational and instructional skills to the InterPlay classroom, and she often leads the foundational InterPlay Life Practice Program and mentors new leaders. She relishes sharing the joy of InterPlay far and wide, and supporting each participant in integrating InterPlay into their own lives!

Rosemary Senjem
Rosemary (Rosie) Senjem, MA, LAMFT is an InterPlay Leader and a Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota who specializes in relationship conflict and uses InterPlay as an expressive art in her practice. Her InterPlay journey began in 2000 on her path to recover from back surgery and divorce. She has applied InterPlay to community organizing, workshop leadership, logo design process, business coaching, grandparenting, and a current project to support nurses and nursing assistants. She was also a consultant to the Community-Based Nurse-Midwifery Program before it evolved to be Frontier Nursing University. She is passionate about supporting resilience in helping professionals with InterPlay.
Jiling Lin
Jiling Lin is an acupuncturist, herbalist, and yoga teacher in Ventura, CA. She empowers wild, creative, spirited health through embodied classes, clinics, and more holistic resources. Jiling specializes in treating pain, trauma, and complex chronic conditions. Passionate about living life as art, Jiling brings years of outdoor education, improvisational dance, and global adventures to her Earth- centered Interplay leadership.
Nancy Pfaltzgraf
Nancy Pfaltzgraf has been joyfully leading InterPlay classes and retreats in local and national settings since 2006. Having discovered InterPlay and the Life Practice Program helped her discover ease and joy in her professional life as the pastor of progressive Christian congregations. Her experience as an RN and a Hospice Chaplain has also given her a unique perspective on the way InterPlay can relieve stress and empower people in the helping professions to live and work with more grace and ease. Since leaving pastoral ministry it has been her delight to continue to offer her gifts through Body Wisdom - Deep Play groups for helping professionals, Retreats and Untensives, InterPlay Life Practice programs, Online Body Wisdom Tools classes, online classes and untentsives focusing on the Move to Greatness wisdom and an Online Interfaith Dance Chapel. Nancy holds coaching certification using the FEBI® [Focused Energy Balance Inventory] and Appreciative Inquiry and delights in both one-to-one and group Soul Coaching. Although her home base is in the Chicagoland area, her mastery of online communication forms allows her to serve people wherever they are. All this allows her to fulfill her life mission to "lead with love, follow with trust and dance with joy with those ready to step into the life-giving rhythms of grace".,

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