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Original Play Promotion Centre
Jolanta Graczykowska, MA
tel.: 0-602 318 464




Jolanta Graczykowska, MA


Jolanta Graczykowska, MA - director of Original Play Promotion Centre,  teacher and therapist, the official representative and coordinator of the „Original Play"® programme and „The Sanctuary Alliance" in Europe - ( original Fred Donaldson's projects) .  She has a long-standing experience in teaching and therapeutic work with children with various educational and developmental challenges such as aggression, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), autism, dyslexia, psycho-motor disorders and with children with developmental disabilities. She has taken part in therapeutic camps for children, where she gained extensive experience. She experiences the effectiveness of "Original Play"® during her work and in everyday life.

She plays both with special needs children, victims of violence, prisoners and adults all around the world, irrespective of their age, cultural background, social status or psycho-motor development. She organizes and conducts workshops and trainings of the „Original Play"® programme for parents, professionals in the field of education, medicine, business and people who deal with professional help for adults and children.


O. Fred Donaldson, Ph. D

O.Fred Donaldson, Ph. D.  - the author of an innovative programme called Original Play® , a world-famous specialist in the use of play as an alternative to aggression, violence and abuse, and an international consultant in the field of education. The Original Play® programme is the result of thirty years of research on children's, adults' and wild animals' play behaviour. Fred Donaldson coined the term „Original Play"® and was the first to describe the process. He wrote a book entitled „Playing by Heart: The Vision and Practice of Belonging", which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of The Sanctuary Alliance - a project which is introduced and practised in many countries.


Fred Donaldson is a former professor at The University of Washington and The California State University, Hayward and The California School of Professional Psychology. Currently he gives lectures and workshops for organizations and institutions throughout the world.


He has worked with special needs children, culturally diverse communities, gangs and children living on the streets.  In play he shares with them a different world, without fear, aggression, and persecution.





Katja Gerkensmeyer (Hamburg/ Norddeutschland)

mobil + 49 176 - 579 10 237

tel + 49 4176 - 535 9292

e- mail:


Uwe Reisenauer (Hamburg)

tel: ++ 49-40-88129122

e- mail:

Petra Heidrun

Petra Winterer (Konstanz)
tel: +49(0)753127713



Heidrun Mund (Hamburg)

tel: 040 439 73 81





Steve Heitzer (Innsbruck)

tel: +43 (0) 512-378907
e- mail:


Sonja Mille (Amstetten)

tel: +43 699 11101224



Rainer Deutner (Wien)

tel: +43 699 11077776



Robin Riess (Wien)

tel: +43/2243/80201



Karin Weger und Manfred Weger
tel: +390471863195


Markus Müller (Graz)
tel. +43/680/2095559
e- mail:


Johanna Schöpf-Major (Graz) 
tel.: 0043 (0) 3133/38184 or 0043 (0) 6508569170


Armin Knauthe (Vienna)

tel.: 0043 699 12848864

e- mail:


Oana Strauss (Vorarlberg)

tel: + 0043664 3079139

e- mail:


Klaus Seits (Stadt Haag)

tel.: 0043 660 2135801

e- mail:




Dorota Liss (Gdańsk/ Tczew)

tel.: +48 509292173



Agata Godawa (Kraków)

tel. +48 512 448 192