InterPlay Northeast


Phone: n/a
Web address: https://www.interplay.org/
Email: ccking.interplay@gmail.com

Contact Person:

CC King

Organization Description:

InterPlay is an active, creative approach to connect more deeply with our inner body wisdom and build connection through community through practices of movement, song, voice, storytelling, dance, and stillness.

InterPlay Northeast is the local regional affiliate of BodyWisdom, Inc., a national non-profit supporting an international movement, “changing the world one hand dance at a time.” InterPlay Northeast shares the InterPlay philosophy and practice to build bridges and strengthen joyful, meaningful connections within and between people. We offer programs across Massachusetts and Connecticut, engaging adults and children in ongoing groups and retreats addressing creative wellness, trauma, embodied healing and spiritual practice.

Our priority as a field education placement is to train and support students who share a commitment to 1) healing splits between mind, body, heart, and spirit, 2) the health that results when we cultivate our more improvisational, resilient, and graceful human capacities within our communities and institutions, and 3) racial equity and transformation.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

Students will design workshops and programs for organizations and communities which the student identifies. This field education placement brings the opportunities to: build relationships with organizations and community connections initiated by the student; be involved in existing InterPlay programming; and work on projects created by the student with support of the supervisor.

While the majority of the field education placement will be focused on projects developed by the student, regularly scheduled InterPlay groups in Cambridge and the suburbs can provide opportunities for an HDS student to practice co-leading InterPlay offerings in-person. Students will also have the opportunity to access national & international InterPlay programs and leaders.

This placement will be guided by the interests, passions, and initiative of the field education student, so the ability to collaborate and reach out to people in their area of interest and to organize their time is essential.

Commute/Transportation Information:

There are InterPlay groups that meet in Harvard Square, within close distance to HDS, as well as many virtual offerings. Today, with virtual gathering continuing to be a common venue a student should have adequate computer access to support reliable connection to platforms. For activities outside of the Harvard area, it will be important for the student to have access to transportation.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Denominational Polity
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Peacebuilding and Just Conflict Resolution
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
  • Racial Justice and Healing
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development

Supervision:

CC King is a regional coordinator of InterPlay Northeast, a master leader and trainer in the practice since 2001, and currently mentors InterPlay leaders-in-training rooted in a spiritual/religious context in the Boston area.

As supervisor, CC will meet weekly with the field education student for reflection and project supervision. Weekly supervision can take a number of forms, including using InterPlay tools and practices for embodied reflection and meaning making.

Additional Information:

  • Number of Students: 1
  • Total Compensation: $6000.00
  • Type of Compensation: Work Study
  • Additional Notes: This is a field education placement well-suited for a student who is fascinated by the notion of embodiment in spirituality, and the spirituality of embodiment; someone who is inspired by possibilities of renewal and social transformation via play; someone who has an interest in examining the somatic expressions of societal opportunity and oppression.

    If you are interested in doing field education with InterPlay Northeast, please contact CC and attend at least one InterPlay session to familiarize yourself with the practice and the opportunities. To find a calendar of InterPlay offerings, please visit the website listed above.

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