Returning to Play as Adults

It’s easy to get caught up with things we have to do rather than things we want to do. It’s easy to worry about outcomes rather than delighting in process. It’s easy to neglect what captures our imagination because we tell ourselves we’re not skilled enough, fit enough, smart enough, good enough… that we don’t have time, mental space, resources, or even the right to put ourselves first. But we do – and we really don’t have to let this toxic conditioning stop us from playing.

Play is about discovery. Play is about experience. Play is about being alive. Play is about being human.

Play is about simply being you.

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Hi, I’m Jaya. I’m a creative artist, coach, and dog mum. I’m fuelled by kindness, curiosity and playfulness. I’m a lifelong learner with an arts degree, two law degrees, and I’m now deepening my learning in mental health and associated fields. After dabbling in work with corporations, NGOs, government bodies, and independent arts groups, I set up my own theatre practice in 2015. Through the work of creating independent theatre shows, training actors and enthusiasts, and being open to letting life happen, I found home among other curious and playful lifelong learners. Playground is where we come together to be ourselves and belong.

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I live and work on the traditional land of the people of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respect to the Elders of these traditional lands and to all First Nations people, past and present.

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