Based on Shamanic principles and the philosophy that laughter and play are basic human needs that feed the soul and unleash natural creativity, the tried, tested and proven activities in this book can be used with all ages. They are helpfully split into different sections, covering everything from warm-up games to verbal improvisation games, theatre games and warm-downs. Drawing on decades of experience in this substantially revised and expanded new edition, the author shares the games, improvisations and dance structures that he has found most effective in his work as a group leader and participant, and includes tips throughout on how to be a good facilitator and run a successful group.
With lists of resources, including a musicography, the book is an inspiring and practical resource for anyone running a group.
About the Author:
Leo Rutherford started his life as an engineer. After more than a decade in a stressful job as managing director of a manufacturing company, he made the break which led him to California and an MA in Holistic Psychology and then back to England where he now lives and runs Eagle's Wing, a centre for contemporary Shamanism. He teaches Shamanic practice including the wisdom of the medicine wheel, Shamanic journeying and trance-dance, healing the inner child, sweatlodge, visionquest and other ceremonies, dance and playfulness. Leo has authored many books including 'Shamanic Path Workbook,' 'The View through the Medicine Wheel,' 'Principles of Shamanism' and 'Spirituality versus religion.'