Meet Your Playful Self
Meet Your Playful Self is the title of my book.
Meet Your Playful Self engages people in a playful practice for living everyday life. The approach is similar to The Artist’s Way, which was published when the cover of Time magazine read “The Economy: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?” and found a hungry audience. Facing difficult times again now, people seek simple, practical solutions to relieve stress and enjoy their most personal lives. We can learn to reawaken the joyful playfulness which is already within us just begging to get out. What better time than now?
The book premise is simple and finds the joy of being in a most obvious place. We can communicate playfully by practicing the skills artists, actors, and improvisers have employed since the 15th century. In fact, the skills offer a spiritual connection to our creative source and can be practiced just as we might learn to play on a court, a course, or a riverbank.
The practices for play are presented through 8 personal experiments and 47 powerful group exercises, which help overcome unconscious blocks to realizing our goals: resistance to listening, reacting defensively, and evading and questioning. With awareness and practice, we can find our funny to rise above nagging negativity and become light, intuitive, happier, and more effective in our interactions with co-workers, family, and friends.
I did not set out to conceptualize an idea that would sell books. This work is the culmination of 40 years of leading workshops, creating Web tutorials, and being blessed with the coincidences of my creative life that allowed me to lead the late Chris Farley, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, various writers for The Tonight Show and The Onion, and hundreds of other adventurous souls into a circle of experience I lovingly call the collective we.