Holly Stoppit's FB Live Clown Workouts

Jun 15 2020

This blog is a record of all the Facebook Lives I made for Clown Workouts. I really enjoyed the process of trying to figure out how to integrate theory, practice and audience interaction. I hope they are useful to you too.

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Welcoming Joy

Jun 02 2020

How are your joy levels these days? Can you handle a bit more joy? Look no further! In this week's Midweek Musings, I will be pondering on the theme of joy and how we can get more of it, via discussion of three short videos from our extensive Clown Workout archive; Welcoming Joy, Exploring Taste and Laughter Yoga.

It's a choose-your-own adventure; you can read this blog, or you can press play on the videos and participate in three mini workshops on the theme of joy, or you can do a bit of both. Happy happy joy joy!

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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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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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