Holly Stoppit
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Holly’s workshops are designed to be of benefit to everyone, from professional performers seeking performance skills training, to the brave and curious seeking self-development and everyone in between. Through skillful holding and carefully paced progressions of games and exercises, Holly creates the ideal conditions that allow creativity, play, insight, wonder and discovery to thrive. 

Holly has been devising and delivering workshops for adults since 2007. She draws upon her huge history of training and experience in many areas, including: improvisation, clowning, fooling, dance, physical theatre, voice work, creative writing, dramaturgy, dramatherapy, mindfulness, playwork, group process and nonviolent communication to deliver bespoke, bountiful group experiences. To read more about Holly's experience or see her Bristol TEDx talk, click here

See below for a full list of Holly's workshops. If you have a company or are an individual artist looking to commission your own bespoke training, have a look at what’s on offer below, check out Holly's services pages and get in touch with Holly to begin co-designing your ideal workshop. Holly’s workshops range from 2-hour play sessions to 10 day residencies. 

Upcoming Workshops and Events

8th February 2024

Hello dear friends,

I've been gestating a clutch of new workshops during the darkest months and here they are, ready to fly! 

Whether you're looking for a weekend of creative inquiry, 5 days of immersion into the world of the Fool, some one-to-one time with me online, or a bespoke workshop designed just for you and your community, look no further!

Here's what's on offer:

1.) Creative Resourcing

I am proud to announce a brand new Creative Resourcing weekend workshop in Bristol on the 23rd and 24th March 2024. 

"A nurturing space for creatives of all disciplines to come together and explore what sustaining a healthy life in the arts could look like."

Who is this for? Creatives of any discipline. 

Created especially for Bristol Clown School, but you don't have to be a clown to attend. It's booking on a first come, first served basis. 

To find out more about Creative Resourcing, click here.

2.) 5-day Easter Fools School in Bristol

I'm delighted to be bringing back my 5-day introduction to Fooling workshop from 1-5 April 2024.

"Fooling is a form of solo improvisation where you get to meet and play with the cast of characters who normally live inside your head...The Fool, approaching life with openness and curiosity, walks into the empty space and says, "Wow, look what I found!”"

Who is this for? This course is designed for both performers and people who want to learn more about themselves. It’s for a very small group of 8 participants, so that everyone gets a good amount of supported stage-time.

To apply for this course, you need to have trained with Holly before, either completing her Introduction To Clowning Weekend, her Inner Voice, Outer Voice Weekend or her Creative Clarity or Creative Resourcing courses.

More details about 5-day Fools School and application form here.

3.) Fooling + IFS 5-day Easter lab

A new 5-day workshop from April 8th-12th 2024

What happens when Fooling meets Internal Family Systems (IFS)? Let’s find out! This is a brand new advanced Fooling course for a small group of Holly’s returning students.

Who is it for? You need to have done at least one of Holly’s 5-day or 3-day Introduction To Fooling courses to apply for this course.

This course is booking on a first come, first served basis. It’s for a very small group of 8 participants, so that everyone gets a good amount of supported stage-time.

More info about Fooling + IFS lab and application form here.

4.) Bring Holly To Your Local Community

I'm looking to tour my workshops around the UK and beyond. If you're interested in helping to organise a workshop, check out this blog.

5.) One to Ones (online)

There are still a few slots left for online one-to-ones from January - April 2024. You can book a series of 6 or 3 one-hour sessions with me, to explore yourself, your work, your creativity, or your path. Using creative and embodied approaches, IFS and compassionate dialogue. It's possible to book a one-off session if you just want to dip your toe in.

Who is this for? 

  • Creative Clarity Therapy is for anyone (18+) who wants to explore who and how they are. 
  • Supervision is for group leaders who want to explore and improve their facilitation practice. 
  • Creative Consultancy is for creatives who want support to bring a project into the world.

More info about one to ones here

Watch this space for updates or sign up to my mailing list at the bottom of this page for monthly updates straight into your inbox.

Love and laughter,

Holly x

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Creative Resourcing
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5-day Fools School
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Fooling + IFS five-day lab
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Creative Clarity Group Workshops (in person)
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Creative Clarity Online 4 Week Course
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The Well-Held Space: Creative Facilitation Training
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Inner Voice, Outer Voice
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The Mindful Play Inquiry Online
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The Inner Critic Inquiry
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Introduction To Clowning
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Assembling Your Inner Cast
Advanced Fooling Training
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Fools Retreat
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Site Responsive Fooling
(5 days)
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Comedy Degree Module
Created for Bath Spa University

“100% recommended...I find Holly Stoppit's workshops inspiring and energising, challenging, well held in a safe environment. Better than a holiday!”

Previous workshop participant

“Just expect the unexpected - and be prepared to play.”

Previous workshop participant

“The only trouble with doing a workshop with Holly Stoppit is that all other workshops then pale in comparison.”

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