The games are designed with the intention of allowing practitioners to experience peaceful connection with others while promoting relaxation and balance. In order to spread her concept, Cooper founded the NGO "Pushing for Peace" with like-minded people. The "Peace Games" were refined and spread worldwide: wherever there is a need for community and mental health promotion.
The pedagogical movement concept has a deliberately non-competitive character and dispenses with aggression and stress-promoting movement sequences such as e.g. Attack and defence, chase after or hide and seek. The playful exercises are rather suitable for people of all ages (from 2 years) to reduce the subjective feeling of stress or to increase the stress resilience.
In contrast to sport or competition-oriented exercise offers, the participants of the PG do not experience the other as an opponent who has to be defeated, but experience and experience a partnership and respectful togetherness.
The concept of the PG is aimed at harmonizing the players' body, mind and soul in joint action. On this basis, messages that promote human compassion are cultivated and violence-preventive seeds are planted through shared, moving, encountering and contemplating, which can not only grow on cognitive understanding, but also on physically positive experiences.
The exotically attractive exercises are fun and easy to learn and not strenuous. The movement sequences contain elements from systems of traditional Chinese martial arts such as Taiji, Shaolin Kung Fu, Bagua, Taoist mediation and Qigong.
They are carried out alone and in dynamic cooperation. All exercises create space for a friendly perception of yourself and others. At the same time, attentive mindfulness in dealing with oneself and with one another is trained.
Through this new body and movement-based experience, the participants experience grounding, centering, natural relaxation and lively joy, which promotes insight, ability and willingness to have a peaceful and compassionate attitude. The game character of the exercises should give the participants fun and joy and thus form an additional methodical gateway to a warm togetherness.