Cultivating Resilience Though Play

May 20 2020

How are you faring in these strange new times? Perhaps you are easing into your new normal, discovering new skills, talents and facets? Perhaps you're raging against a system that makes questionable choices on your behalf, feeling powerless? Perhaps you're mourning your familiar routines, or the plans and dreams that once shaped your choices, your identity?

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When Holly met Mery

May 18 2020

I met Argentinian Clown and therapist, Mery Miguez on a clown course a few years ago. She took the opportunity of lockdown to look me up and invite me onto her 'Mery Miguez in Conversation Show', to chat about clowning and how it can support us in everyday life.

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Exploring Emotions Through Clowning

May 06 2020

How have you been feeling in your lockdown bubble? Anxious? Sad? Lonely? Calm? Peaceful? Joyful? Or perhaps you've been feeling numb and unable to connect to your emotions at all? Perhaps like me, you've been experiencing all of these states, moment to moment?

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Clown Workouts Week 6

May 04 2020

Welcome to week six of Clown Workouts, daily tasks for clowns in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020.

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When Holly met Franki

Apr 27 2020

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of interviewing my wonderfool fooling teacher, Franki Anderson for Clown Power Live.

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Clown Workouts week 5

Apr 27 2020

Welcome to Week Five of Clown Workouts, daily tasks for clowns in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020.

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What is a Clown Workout? Interview with Mel McCree

Apr 22 2020

Robyn Hambrook and I got interviewed about our Clown Workouts by Dr. Mel McCree

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Clowning, Circus and Mental Health

Apr 20 2020

Yesterday, I chaired a Clown Power Live panel discussion about Clowning, Circus and Mental Health.

The panel discussed clowning, circus and mental health and the impact these have on each other. We explored how clowning and circus can make a positive difference to the mental health of its audience and how our own mental health, as performers, teachers, facilitators and therapists can impact our creative process and vice versa.

Here's the recording of the debate:

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Clown Workouts Week 4

Apr 18 2020

Welcome to Week Four of Clown Workouts, daily tasks for clowns in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020.

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Clown Workouts Week 3

Apr 10 2020

Welcome to Week Three of Clown Workouts, daily tasks for clowns in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020.

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