Inner Critic Inquiry – 8 week course

Listed by: Holly Stoppit

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Facilitated by Holly Stoppit

This 8-week course from dramatherapist and performance trainer Holly Stoppit will help you release the grip of your inner critic, through drama, writing and art.

Are you plagued by self-doubt, riddled with self-consciousness, fearful of putting yourself / your work 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 deal 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, as a former participant describes:

“Holly’s capacity to make really deep work fun is extraordinary. Also her holding of space — safe, clear, no-nonsense yet gentle too.”

Times: There is a day-time (2.30-5pm) and an evening (7-9.30pm) option of this course available.


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

Holly has been facilitating various versions of the Inner Critic Inquiry for the last 5 years. She’s delighted to be returning it back to its original 8 week format this autumn and to be hosted by Bristol Improv Theatre for the first time.

As with all Holly’s courses, there are 3 levels of payment –
£280: sponsor rate for those earning enough to support a concessionary place.
£240: standard rate.
£200: concessionary rate for those on benefits or in FT education.

To apply:

This course has an application process to make sure we’ve got a good mix of people in the room (taking gender, age,  experience and reasons for applying into consideration). Holly has always found that diversity brings rewards.  Information is only collected & used for the purpose of creating a balanced group.

Please see website for application form: or email Beccy, Holly’s event coordinator, if you have any questions: 

Deadline for applications: Monday 11 September

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