About Us

I’m Stephen Heart,director of Playworks® Oz

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founder and director of Playworks®Oz. We have been working with businesses,councils, schools, colleges and universities for many years now.

Our aim is for all training and teaching of workshops in wellbeing to be as fun and engaging as possible so the information sticks and is simple to apply.

 Play to your Strengths, Strength based Play™, Team Management Systems® DRUMBEAT® Remo®HealthRhythms Adolescent Protocol® and Lego® Serious Play®. These are experiential programs for educational, community and HR organisations with proven successful outcomes so if you want a safe, engaging, step by step protocol that makes sense, so that your participants have maximum engagement and learning contact us.

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Positive Psychology champions whose work we reference. Dr Carol Dweck, Dr Ellen Langer, Prof. Martin Seligman, Prof. Peterson. Dr Nansook Parks. The VIA-SI Institute, Prof. Kashdan. Tal Ben Shahar, Prof. Barbera Frederickson, Richard Deci, Jenny Fox Eades, Dr Barry Bittman, and many, many others

F U N- Functional Understanding Naturally     Staff PD, Team Development, Wellbeing training and leadership development  around Australia.

What people are saying about Strength based Play™

We had Playworks in 3 years ago to give our year 9’s and 10’s the opportunity to practically apply their learning and challenge them further, they are now a regular part of our staff induction day too.

“…had not considered that creating Strategic Action Plans could actually be this much fun .”

“Being a counsellor, this is exactly the sort of life learning that I am wanting my children to have at their finger tips …”

Some of our clients in Education TRINITY IVANHOE GIRLS PEMBROKE SCOTCH VOSA ECCPA ANGLICARE BERRY STREET DEAKIN UNI VICTORIA UNI ACU VIC.SCOUTS RMIT BRUNSWICK