Let’s play with flowers after dropping phones into water!

Beloved Flower Lover,

Three member of our team just dropped their phones into  a bucket water and we all screamed for them. Everyone has told them to separate the phones, cover up the holes with sellotape and dunk into rice or oats. They did that and now are in the world of telephone silence and going back to their email!

With all that stress, we decided we needed to play. We all knew why it happened. We were rushing to a client and there had been a little ‘argue bargy’ in camp. A little shouting, too little listening, too much I am right,  and just too much…. and it ended up like that.

Everyone went their separate ways to complete tasks and came back and after a little tearing up we decided to do something-different. Who cares about a phone if you can’t have friends!

We thought back to a flower workshop we did last year which was so much fun and decided we needed to loosen up.

Play is often considered frivolous and unproductive as we enter into the ‘serious’ role of becoming adults. However, play is an important activity that simultaneously provides relaxation and stimulation to the brain and body. We had developed the flower workshop from inspirations from board games, live gaming and playful interactions with role players, as tools which bring about humour.

We had done this because it  encourages audiences to feel safe when entering into new experiences, reduces their barriers to interact with one another, and fosters flexibility in learning.

We notice that it also permits them to tap back into a child-like state and cultivate their imagination, creativity and problem-solving skills. Play is also a powerful tool for changing behaviour through fun, as people are more likely to consider their actions and willing to adapt them if they are enjoying the activity.


Indulge your playful side

The London Flower Lover

 “We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play” – Dr Charles E.Schaefer, Professor of Psychology and co-founder of the Association for Play Therapy

About Thelondonflowerlover

Welcome to The London Flower Lover. We are florists who create floral collections to tell your real life story. With colour and texture, we take floristry into an entirely new direction based on the challenges and joys of your life. Offering what we call 'heart based floristry' we use style, fashion, and life situations and merge them with heart based lifestyle support. This inspiring blend creates so much more for those who love flowers. Using flowers in the traditional way of course, but always using flowers to open up a floralicious conversation about relationships of all kinds. We are a sort of work in progress of compassionately confirming how we are already on the inside, the love we want to see out in the world. That is mission of The London Flower Lover. So saying yes to recognising that is at the heart of this blog and using flowers to honour that inner world is how we use the beauty of giving and receiving flowers. This blog is your blog. It's as much about cultivating your heart, as it is about enjoying the physical beauty of flowers. It offers story, poems and video to reflect the life you actually live whilst showing beautifully inspiring collections of flower designs. Hand-tied bouquets, arrangements and more. All this with sought after tips from well established experts on how to keep a happy heart. This is what makes The London Flower Lover unique and magical. Yes, and that's how we make the difference that we do. When life looks, feels, or sounds challenging, we offer a sanctuary that you may dip into. A well of refreshment and strength that you may draw from. Sharing what others have found to be successful ways of being happy in the face of challenges, whilst letting flowers do the talking when we have no other way to interpret what is going on. Use flowers to help you re-discover, reveal and remember how you can still be despite challenges. Use flowers to celebrate and to embody the possibility of your heart felt desire, fulfilled. Use flowers in your life, to remind you of the beauty of your life. Use The London Flower Lover today. We invite you to stay curious in this floral universe as you explore the love in the heart. This is a floralicious world.
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