In this blog post, Jess looks at self care and uses a personal experience to explore our difficulty with hearing criticism. Although we know in theory that feedback and constructive criticism are essential for development professionally and personally, why do we find it so hard to receive? And is that ok? How do you cope […]
Why Play? The benefits of play for children have long been documented, but there is increasing evidence to show that the use of play, (and the attitude of playfulness) and creativity can promote a sense of wellbeing in adults in daily life and in the workplace. In the ever-increasing pressure of the modern, busy lives […]
A pioneer in research on play, Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults — and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age. Stuart Brown’s research shows play is not just joyful and energizing — […]
Come and Play – Child’s Play “for the child inside the adult” The central aim of the workshop is quite simply to help the group to let off steam and have fun. It is not often in our adult lives that we can “let go” and play unreservedly. We use the power of play and […]
“Play and depression may be opposite sides of a coin,” says Dr. Jaak Pansepp, Baily Endowed Chair of Animal Well-Being at Washington State University. He explains how “real play” is essential to a child’s development. He also describes his serendipitous discovery of rat laughter. Enjoy!