HEALTHY WHOLE INSPIRED
Faith Development Week
JULY 17-24 2022
STAR ISLANDIsles of Shoals, NH
There is a continuum of growth and experience that leads to an embodied sense of belonging, reciprocity, and kinship with all beings on Earth. At a young age our first connections with nature are full of wonder. Guided by curiosity, we explore and gradually build knowledge and understanding of the natural world. We build relationships with plants and animals and develop an ever-widening sense of place…and of belonging and kinship with that place.
The energy and permission of play are some of our best secret weapons for replenishment, rejuvenation, and even rest. In this workshop we will revisit the notion of what it means to cultivate and regenerate play as a restorative practice in our adult lives.
More specifically, we will explore simple, accessible forms of the internationally renowned program Interplay as we hold the mystery of what it means to uncover the spirit of play in a pandemical context. Participants will be invited to mine old and new songs, tools, shapes, and stories that exist within us but that perhaps we’ve forgotten amid the seismic shift of Covid 19. If you are craving some time and space to integrate mind and body, to nurture playful creativity, and to feel a sense of blessed wholeness and trust in body wisdom, this workshop is just right for you!
Jennie Mulqueen is a Singing Chaplain who is training to become a certified Interplay leader. As a Singing Chaplain, she is a celebrant, teacher, performer, and activist. At the heart of all of Jennie‘s work is a commitment to the spirit of play as a force for healing and peace as we balance gratitude and grief on this human journey. She is excited to invite her mentor and fellow UU CC King to join us on Star for some guest leading and playful fellowship. Wheeeeee! www.
CC King is a certified InterPlay Leader and trainer. She has been practicing the joyous unfolding of Interplay for over 20 years. CC is an expressive therapist, visual artist, teacher and community activist. As the co-founder of an arts and environment program, she facilitates workshops in organic sculpture and organizes public performance. Play with elders and Memory Cafes are a special interest, as are cancer support and racial healing & transformation. Her background includes nonprofit management, art and family therapy, trauma-informed InterPlay and a life-long commitment to finding sustenance, creative activism, and joy in the natural world.