Holly Stoppit’s Inner Critic Inquiry – evening sessions

Listed by: Holly Stoppit
Contact: Beccy Golding (Email)

Are you plagued by self-doubt, riddled with self-consciousness, fearful of putting yourself / your creativity out there?
Do you feel like your choices and your potential are limited?
Would you like to feel braver and able to take more risks in creativity, work, love and life?
Then this is the course for you!

In this course, you’ll be led through a carefully paced progression of exercises that will help you to:
– strengthen your inner resilience
– meet your inner critic face to face
– discover what your critic is trying to protect you from
– learn the skills to be able to negotiate with your critic whenever it arises, in healthy, creative and effective ways

All of this is served up on a bed of laughter, play and connection.

Deadline for applications: Monday 14 September

As last year’s participants say:

“An amazing opportunity to redefine my relationship with that part of me that I have previously just wanted gone!”

“A playful weekly time to learn practical and theoretical self help. The most useful thing I’ve done in years, possibly ever.”

“I felt safe… I loved the playing and the different funny things we did. Visualising and modelling the inner critic was very powerful for me..”

“After years …decades of trying to work this painful stuff out with my brain and by talking, it has been very helpful to come at it from a totally different angle… My inner critic remains alive and well, however I can now get a fag paper in between it and another sense of myself which is deeply grounded and eternal. It has been healing to understand that all my frightened little self was needing was love, and that I can supply that bountifully for myself. Thank you so much Holly.”

This course is offered on 8 consecutive Thursday evenings (with a half term break on 25th October), from the 18th October 7-9.30pm.

(This course is also running on Thursday afternoons, 2.30-5pm. See the link below for more info)

About Holly 
Holly Stoppit is a facilitator, performance skills teacher, theatre director and dramatherapist, specialising in live, interactive, improvised and devised performance. Holly is artistic director of Beyond The Ridiculous and freelance facilitator / director / creative consultant offering bespoke services for professional theatre companies, community organisations, universities, businesses and individual artists. For more info about Holly see her website www.hollystoppit.com

The seeds of this course come from Holly’s experiences of learning to dance with her own massive Inner Critic. To read more about Holly’s story, have a look at her blog: http://www.hollystoppit.com/blog/me-and-my-critic

As with all Holly’s courses, there are 3 levels of payment –
£280: standard rate / £240: low income / £200: no income.
Limited number of concessionary places available.

Eligibility for applications
This course is open to anyone who feels called to participate. Usually Holly requests participants to have completed her Introduction To Clowning Weekend before taking any of her other training, but we are lifting that restriction to allow wider access to this course in 2018.

Application form: https://goo.gl/forms/QRL3zUMMMYNH6TPT2
Deadline for applications: Monday 14 September

Also available on Thursday daytimes. Info here:

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