The Power of Play (Play & Conflict)

Would you associate conflict resolution with play? I asked my little boy last week if he wanted to fight me. We were both ramped up and annoyed, and talking wasn’t helping, so I invited him to rumble.  Sometimes we overthink things and we talk too much. Part of living too much from in a disconnected brain and body is that we deny natural human animal instincts we have that are truly resources for us if we let them be.  Like healthy aggression and play. Impulses we have to express the sympathetic charge we have (and the energy of it in our bodies) with others within the context of safety.  

By the way…

I have a great opportunity coming up in November, 2019, to begin learning how we can learn a new experience of engaging with conflict. It’s the “How to Fight Better - Creating the Conflict Container”. To learn more about that workshop head here to learn more and to sign-up to receive notification when registration opens.

Mentioned in the podcast & Other Resources

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Let’s get more present and regulated. For that, self-regulation techniques can be extremely helpful. I have a pdf guide with 9 Self-Regulation Tools for Anxiety & Overwhelm over here!

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