High Holy Days 2021/5782

Playing Forgiveness

Thursday September 16th
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

What is it like to play “forgiveness” forgiving yourself?  After warming up to each other and sharing our feelings we will work in pairs.  You will move to another chair in your room, face yourself, and begin to play a role of a forgiving force/part, and then start speaking to yourself, forgiving yourself.  While you are doing this your partner will be a witness, and repeat back some of the words of forgiveness at the end.  Then we’ll switch.  And at the end we will come back together to process, share and integrate.

Aaron Finbloom is a philosopher, artist and pedagogue, and is the founder and director of The Deep Play Institute (DPI).  His practice involves expanding transformative inquiry through games, performance art and structured play.  With training in Circling, Authentic Relating, and Psychodrama, Aaron also facilitates group workshops and one-on-one sessions inspired by these practices.  He holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities & Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, and is currently teaching Philosophy at the City College of New York and the University of Portland.