We engage both body and soul.
Engaging the body and soul is a powerful method for promoting well being, and improving our mental states. Growing research is showing how the body, not just the mind, holds memories of pain or difficulty. Unlocking these "body road blocks" is freeing to a person's growth and potential. These "body road blocks" are found and freed through activity & experience. The soul can mean many things, not the least of which is our unconscious and spirit. The soul has information which is critical to our well-being, and allowing it to speak is enlightening!
We utilize the expressive arts.
Expressive arts (art, dance/movement, drama, music, poetry, and play) are activity-based mediums which "host" and facilitate personal growth experiences. These activity based mediums put the body and soul into a leadership position, while they quiet the mind into a listening position. Mindfulness is exploding in popularity due to the peace experienced by quieting our mind. The expressive therapeutic arts aim to go further than quieting our mind. A quiet mind listening to the body and soul speak wisdom & solutions can become the conversation within that fosters growth and healing. We believe people grow and heal not from being told what to do, but in discovering from within themselves what they need to do. This is how the expressive therapeutic arts engages and hosts personal growth experiences!
Expressive arts are used as an arena for growth.
At Playmore & Prosper we are not teaching the expressive arts in our groups, we are utilizing the medium as an arena for growth. Therefore our instructors are not teachers - they are professionally accredited therapists in their field! They are impressively proficient in their medium; however, the focus remains on a process of experiencing growth, and not producing an "art product" - although an art product often results.
Group settings can be more authentic and boost self-esteem.
The multitude of benefits from participating in groups is longer than we have space for. Lets focus on two significant benefits. When we participate in a group experience we become important participants to the other members experience, and this boosts self-esteem. Most importantly, when we encounter our own personal growth experience within a group, it becomes more authentic, and increases the power of the experience!
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Not a therapist, but you offer health and wellness related services? Playmore is looking for you! Particular professionals we are looking for:
Playmore also offers individual and family counseling for when more personalized attention is needed to grow and heal.
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At Playmore & Prosper we aim to offer a wide variety of health and wellness focused classes. Most of these classes are done in groups ranging in number from 6 to 12 participants. For best personal growth experience, a group of this size has been well documented to be ideal. Several of our groups are designed for specific ages, developmental level, common issue, and therapeutic medium utilized. You can even suggest future opportunities by filling out our class suggestion form!
Many of our wellness activities are based in one of the expressive arts. Each expressive art has it's own history, theory, and research guiding the work. Some of our wellness activities are grounded in holistic health practices. To learn more about each of the expressive arts and holistic health practices, how they work, and what makes them an effective host for personal growth, learn more here.
All of our instructors are experienced health and wellness professionals who have unique skills and areas of expertise to add to our community. Many of them have their own practice and come to Playmore & Prosper to offer group classes.
Playmore & Prosper is a collaborative community of health and wellness professionals who provide a unique, evidence-based, experiential approach to counseling and wellness services for kids and families. Our mission is to invite people into personal growth experiences through activity and the expressive arts.
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