How to deal with criticism
Jun 21 2019
This week, I received an email from a student who recently attended one of my courses. Attached to the email, was a document marked 'private and confidential', which outlined everything I'd got wrong and how, if they were running the workshop, they would have done it better. No, I won't be sharing the feedback (I can hear you from here, saying “Gizza look!”), but what I will share, is the reflection process which spontaneously emerged, to help me digest the criticism in order to learn and grow. I hope this will be useful for you too.Read more >
How to deal with shame
May 02 2019
As a teacher of Fooling, part of my job is to prepare my students for the inevitable Inner Critic tango that follows an improvised performance. The following advice is based on my own frequent ferocious foxtrots with my fantastic friend, the Inner Critic.Read more >
Dec 05 2017
Hello to all those who are following the progress of my Inner Critic Inquiry Course online and hello to all the newbies who are joining us today!
This blog will outline some of the theory underpinning the session as well as describing a couple of exercises for you to try at home. Hope you enjoy it!
Week 7 of The Inner Critic Inquiry: Boundaries.
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Self Care! Self Care! Self Care!
Nov 22 2017
It’s week 5 of The 8-week Inner Critic Inquiry Course. We’re half way through the course! The participants have been working hard, showing up every week to meet their critics and get to know them, through writing, artwork, embodiment and discussion, more about the sorts of things we've been up to here.
After so much hard work, it felt like the right time to push the critics to one si... Read more >
Embracing The Shadow Within
Nov 06 2017
Hello! In this blog you'll get to read some of the theory underpinning The Inner Critic Inquiry as well as detailed instructions about how to safely explore your own Inner Critic. Enjoy!
Me And My Critic
Aug 18 2017
That's what my critic looks like, what's yours like?
This Autumn, I am delighted to be offering 2 versions of my Inner Critic Inquiry 8-week course. To help you understand what might happen to you if you sign up, I’d like to tell you the story of where it came from.
Once upon a time I was a touring performer. For over 20 years (I started young!), I tr... Read more >