As a Helping Professional could you use: Practical tools to assist clients in accessing their own creative resources?

Trauma-informed techniques that enable clients, students, and ourselves to lessen anxiety, strengthen self-confidence, and learn to trust the wisdom of our bodies? Body wisdom practices that encourage deeper, non-verbal connections

A more playful approach to addressing tough issues in your workplace setting? Art-based activities to release stress, create joy and elicit fun and healing laughter while the work is getting done?

More encouragement and support as you carry out the demanding assignments of your helping profession? Somatic skills to help navigate the work of racial equity & transformation? Community accountability for self-care while you practice community care?

The Secrets of InterPlay for Helping Professionals  is a time for self-care, self-reflection and skill-building.   As Audre Lorde reminds us – “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Join us for a  “Secrets of InterPlay” live online retreat 2 Saturdays.  Immerse yourself in the InterPlay philosophy and practice the tools of artfully unlocking the wisdom of your body in the company of a supportive and creative community.Learn how you can use the tools and ideas of InterPlay to enhance your work and collaborations with clients, patients, students, interns and other staff. Get your body, mind, heart, and spirit together.  Learn more about yourself through connection and community, and how this learning can enhance your effectiveness  in your helping profession. Create more ease and fun in your life and in your life’s work. This multiple-day event will give you direct experience in many aspects of the InterPlay system.  It is also an essential element of the  InterPlay Life Practice Program for Helping Professionals  that will follow, should you choose to participate.   This program will be a way to deepen your practice over 6 Saturdays.

You are welcome to attend this Secrets of InterPlay retreat, whether or not you are planning to do the Life Practice Program.  You can attend the retreat to help you decide if you want to do the whole Life Practice Program.

Secrets will be taught through Zoom.* A free, easy to access and use virtual platform.*Your facilitators have extensive experience with providing online, interactive offerings.*We have found ways to make the virtual classroom accessible, connective and restorative. Tuition$400 tuition ($300 for repeaters) A $100 deposit secures your place in the program.  Tuition for Secrets is included in full Life Practice Program tuition of $1,950 (a $300 savings while we are online).Repeating the ProgramAnyone who has previously completed the Secrets of InterPlay is eligible for the $300 repeaters rate.Financial AssistanceDiversity is a great gift in the InterPlay experience. Based on our commitment to Racial Equity and Transformation.

Read our statement here and our understanding of other structural and personal inequalities that exist, Body Wisdom is committed to making our programs financially accessible.

Financial considerations need not be a barrier to your participation. Financial support and flexible payment plans are available. Please email (or call 510/465-2797), or feel free to speak to one of the leaders of this program.  Continuing Education CreditUp to 15 CE credits for various healthcare and allied healthcare professions are available for those practicing throughout the U.S. and for educators only practicing in Illinois.  CE pre-registration is required before the start of your event.  Email Jane Siarny at to APPLY for CEUs.   There is a charge of $25-$40 per program.  CEUs are offered through Continuing Education Institute of Illinois or Cassidy Seminars.Community building is an integral part of the InterPlay system. To experience the most out of a Secrets of InterPlay weekend or the Life Practice Program, we recommend that you attend all of the sessions. This immersion program into the forms and tools of InterPlay is most effective when the group can stay together over time. If you are considering becoming an InterPlay leader, participation and attendance for the full program, including attending a Secrets of InterPlay weekend, will be necessary to complete the Life Practice Program, which is the first step in becoming a certified InterPlay leader.