5 03, 2021

The Power of Play


Reading Time: 2 minutes A couple of times in the past weeks I’ve been asked variants of “So, what’s all this play stuff about? Why is it play so important and how can it help adults?” It isn’t complicated. Study after study over the past decades has shown links between a whole host of benefits from increased creativity to general all-round better health. And yet we still limit the amount of play we allow into our lives. Work is still primarily seen as serious business where play isn’t appropriate and people hold back out of fear of [...]

The Power of Play2022-01-17T11:17:26+00:00
13 01, 2021

Nourishing our Playfulness


Reading Time: < 1 minute As many of you know I’m currently researching play in coaching but my passion for play goes well beyond this. I’m also really curious how adults nourish their playfulness. It is so easy to drift out of play as an adult and increasingly shut it away. Carl Jung argued that as many of us grow older we take on the Senex (wise person) archetype, essentially eschewing play that isn’t somehow practical or productive. And yet there is a strong argument for keeping that child alive and nourishing their play and not taking ourselves too seriously. [...]

Nourishing our Playfulness2022-01-17T11:27:10+00:00
23 11, 2020

Taking Play Seriously in Coaching


Reading Time: < 1 minute I'm currently researching play in coaching as part of a Master's programme and have been surrounding myself with the work of some amazing play theorists and researchers. I've been blown away by how much work on play has been done over the past decades showing the wide range benefits of play and yet many of the organisations I’ve encountered over my life have failed to harness the benefits. The same is arguably true of the coaching profession despite some great research over the past number of years. Anyway, I just thought that I would share [...]

Taking Play Seriously in Coaching2022-01-17T11:27:25+00:00
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