For the Play of it

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SCHOOLS

My feeling is that the majority of students are not excited about school and getting frustrated in an antiquated system. How do we make a change? Simply allowing our children to Play is a huge step in the right direction. There are three programs available for schools. The first is for any age group and focuses on the Why of Play. The second is a practical on the infinite possibilities of Play with the Ultimate Play Tool and includes custom HACKiDOs for all participants. The third focuses on graduates of High School, sharing personal experiences from my travels as well as some wisdom from my college history. Simply profound, the gift of the Ultimate Play Tool will open up infinite possibilities of self and group engagement, outdoor and indoor fun, social and personal confidence! Spontaneously endless opportunities for awakening the Play brain. Happy Humans = Happy World!

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BUSINESSES

Does going to work have to be a chore? Regardless of your work environment a little Play will be a positive influence on morality and performance. Many top companies are recognizing the importance of a happy team working together and evolving to a place where the employees want to come to work. Usually a “team builder” will come with inspirational words for the company and get everyone excited about possibilities. When their time is done, they leave and the motivation slowly dwindles back to the usual routine. By spending the time with your team and showing them how to Play together they form bonds of trust and cooperation; a team that Plays together Stays together. Leaving the team with custom branded HACKiDOs will continue the positive attitude and reminding them to enjoy their Playground. Play Building, see what a difference it can make.

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RETREATS

People seek out retreats with unique qualities that will help them to relax or better themselves. I cannot think of anything that is as beneficial to your mind, body and spirit as Play; it can work into any program and helps with every situation. How do we activate this essential instinct in ourselves? Experience has shown that the most effective way to do something is simply to do it. I have developed the Tool and I enjoy sharing the wisdom of how to Play. Focused breathwork is amazing, stretching with awareness is worthy, Playing overshadows all of it. The best part, you don't need a guru to show you the magic, just doing it works. Knowing the basics helps and calling on years of experience I can bring the best possible results for you and your clients. Custom HACKiDOs are created and once introduction is made, you are on your personal journey along the Path of Play.  

 

Why Play?

What is Play and why is it so important?

Although Play comes in many forms, the unfiltered, spontaneous creativity flow of a child's mind is the optimal state. Igniting our brain, the bodies senses are heightened as the ability to absorb information increases exponentially. Whether sponging up information or handling project driven goals, the Playfilled brain can adapt to finding the optimal path to achieving any objective.

What separates mankind from other species?

Fortunately, Play is not one of the traits that separates mankind from other species; from what we can observe all life Plays. Humans do have an amazing ability to radiate and stay in a playful state for an extended period time, even continually. That, and opposable thumbs separate us; but only if you exclude monkeys and apes from the “other species” list and define thumbs as only hands excluding feet thumbs, which other creatures have.

What is the Play instinct and its significance?

The Play instinct is our need to enjoy our experience. This drive is not limited to children nor even to mankind. In nature we can discover many examples of usually hostile species finding ways to Play with each other; predator and prey become Playmates when the magical vibe is communicated. Even the Hunger drive will be overridden by the Play instinct if the right signals are shared.

What does the Play state do for the brain?

There is a growing list of scientific research that is showing how significant the Play state is for proper brain functioning. Most of the hard data is coming from the research done on other species, however, it is easy to extrapolate the results into humans. The brain becomes relaxed as well as focused. Having the ability to absorb more when the brain is less stressed, playing brings the whole being into a calm, safe place where the brain signals are functioning optimally.  

Why children love to Play?

Simply put, Play is our most comfortable state; children naturally want to stay in their comfort zone. We feel safe... the child in all of us wants to Play and feel the joy it brings.

What are they trying to teach us?

The world needs Play more than ever. We need to retrain ourselves and dismiss the fear-based control system that we have inherited. We don't need to be stressed out about all aspects of life. Humans are amazing creatures and the rest of the life on the planet would appreciate if we could get on board and realize that we do not need to be at war with anything; it's time to Play!

 
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