Awakening Women Group: Finding Our Balance
Research has finally documented the secret of women’s resiliency. To the well known “flight” and “fight” responses to stress, women have added a third even more functional one. Now labeled, “the tend and befriend response,” it turns out women who thrive do so through the support of other women, often in women’s groups. Women of all ages ask the question: “How do we best balance caring for ourselves and our families while making a contribution to the world? One suggestion is to join this six-week group to explore the question and your own creative answers. We use the transformational forms of InterPlay: movement, music, song, and stillness to access individual and collective creativity, to tell our stories, share our dreams, and support one another in becoming more fully who we truly are. Contact Sheila (information) to arrange a free phone consultation to see if this women’s group series is right for you, and to learn when the next group will be starting.
Using the expressive forms of InterPlay: movement, music, song, and stillness, we tell our stories, share our dreams, and support one another in becoming more fully who we already are.
Leader: Sheila K. Collins PhD is a multi-talented elder who lives in the Pittsburgh community. A therapist, dancer, teacher, author, Sheila has a deep dedication to women and girls and their emerging roles in a transformed community. She directs Wing & a Prayer Pittsburgh Players, an InterPlay-based performance troupe and InterPlay Pittsburgh. She is on the national board of Body Wisdom, Inc. the non-profit organization that oversees InterPlay activities around the world.
Contact Sheila to participate in the Women’s Group – Awakening Women: Finding Our Balance.
The InterPlay® Life Practice Program
This is an active creative way to unlock the wisdom of your body. Learn to shape your life in the ways that work best for you. Minimize stress. Maximize ease. Learn the importance of community to support change—it is so much easier than going it alone. As you change, your relationships, your communities, your world will change. InterPlay® is easy, incremental, and affirming. Learn more about InterPlay® program.
This five week class begins with an exploration of the basis of creativity – embodiment. We start with activities that get us into our bodies since in our computer-focused culture, we don’t always live there. As James Joyce’s described one of his characters in Ulysses, “Mr. Duffy lived a short distance from his body.” Participants learn multiple avenues to individual and collective creativity and take home five tools for living a creative life.
Dance as a Sacred Art
This class explores the joy of movement as a spiritual practice. Participants identify the path to spirituality that lies deep within our bodies. If you long to make friends with your body and learn how to trust it as a guide and teacher this class is for you. Exercises and reflections involve dancing alone and in community. And for those who desire, there are opportunities to dance as part of a worship service. We use InterPlay co-founder, Cynthia Winton-Henry’s book, “Dance: the Sacred Art,” as our guide.