Hancock Symposium at Westminster College

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Hancock Symposium at Westminster College

September 14, 2022 - September 15, 2022

Dr. Rhea will be presenting at this event. Day/time of presentation TBD

Presentation title: The secret sauce of a healthy life

Summary: Although play often appears to have no end or purpose and is treated more as a child’s role, it does have profound biological effects on the normal functions of living across the lifespan. Consequently, this has direct effects on how we feel, behave and function at all ages. Interestingly, play promotes survival, problem solving capabilities, joy, intellectual flexibility & dexterity, and social competence. This presentation will focus on 1) how unstructured, outdoor play is the secret sauce for children and adults to find the true work or school, life, play balance and 2) steps needed for individuals, families, and employers to shift what truly drives production and lifelong health.


September 14, 2022
September 15, 2022


Westminster College
Fulton, MO