Professional Development Workshops that Feel Like Recess

Our stress management and team building workshops help individuals and organizations reign in stress,
and unleash energy, productivity and more good stuff.  We’ll come to you, or you can take our courses online.


Happy Clients Who Have Hired Us To Deliver Our Workshops

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From Monica Scalf, Founder

From Monica Scalf, Founder

Stress is everywhere, and unfortunately, it’s skyrocketing.  When creating The Playground Group, I wanted to develop and deliver information that could change the relationship that people have with stress.  Over [...] Read More
What We Can Do for You

What We Can Do For You

Are you looking for fun and results driven Professional Development? Make your employees happier and more productive by giving them a little recess.  Our workshops, online courses, retreats, and coaching [...] Read More
Get Certified to Teach Our Workshops

Want to Teach Our Workshops?

Are you the kind of person who wants to change the world one stressed out person at a time?  We’re looking for people to expand the mission of The Playground [...] Read More

Free Resources

5 Quick Ways to De-Stress at Work

5 Quick Ways to De-Stress at Work

5 Quick Ways to De-Stress Even When You’re Super Busy 1.  Smile.  Yes, it sounds so simple, but using the muscles in your face to smile releases tension, and you can’t help but feel better when you’re smiling.  Take a 5 second Smile Break. Go ahead, try it.  Smile for 5 full seconds right now. […]

Help for Chronic Stress

Help for Chronic Stress

My daughter just learned to drive.  The learning process was a stressful endeavor for both of us.  On one of our first outings, she encountered a yellow light.  She hit the brake, then she accelerated, then she hit the brake again.  As we came to a stop in the middle of the intersection, I said […]

How to Say No and Not Feel Guilty

How to Say No and Not Feel Guilty

If you’ve ever spent any significant time around a 2 year old, you know that one of the first words we master in the human language is “No!”.  But somewhere between our terrible twos and the terrific thirties (and forties, and fifties), some of us forget how and when to use that simple two letter […]

Want More Energy?  Pick One.

Want More Energy? Pick One.

At any given time, I have a laundry list of things that need attention.  These are the tasks that easily fall to the bottom of the list because they aren’t urgent.  Things like changing light bulbs, fixing a glitch with the computer, or printing digital photos that have been piling up for months. It’s the […]