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

Monday 18th September 2023

Hello dear friends!

Three and a half months ago, I emerged from a year of living and working at a meditation retreat centre. After a month of deep reflection and contemplation in the sweltering heat of my dad and stepmum’s attic in eastern France, I found clarity about what I want to offer this autumn...

I have spent the subsequent months travelling about, visiting friends and family, training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Fooling (with master fool Franki Anderson). I have been gradually refining my vision and slowly working out how I can offer my services in a more sustainable way, and here it is!

Introducing 'Creative Clarity'

From October 2023, I will be holding space for people to inquire deeply and creatively into whatever’s hot for them, in group workshops and one-to-ones.

Creative Clarity is a dynamic, flexible, responsive form of inquiry, which aims to help you get in touch with your own inner guide and find your own answers for life’s big conundrums.

Creative Clarity draws on my background and training in Dramatherapy, fooling, embodiment, play, dance / movement inquiry, meditation, reflective writing / artwork, structured dialogue, Creative Arts Supervision and IFS.

One to ones

From early October until mid December, I will be offering three different types of online one to ones:

★ Creative Clarity - for individuals seeking personal insight through therapeutic and creative exploration 

★ Supervision - for therapists, facilitators, teachers and group leaders wanting to explore and improve their practice

★ Creative Consultancy - for individuals wanting to explore their creative practice.

For more info about online one-to-ones go here.

To book your own one-to-one sessions go here.

Group Workshops

Creative Clarity is a new 2-day group workshop which aims to help you to access the wisdom contained within your body, emotions and thoughts. To tap into this inner wisdom, you'll be invited to step into a series of flexible, creative containers, to help you discover what's true for you.

I am piloting a new way of working with groups, where I will collaborate with local hosts. These hosts will get a group of friends, colleagues or peers together and hire a space in their local area and then I'll come and facilitate a Creative Clarity Workshop.

The aim is to embed creative reflective practices into communities. People who have attended this workshop can go on to use the Creative Clarity tools to support each other to thrive.

If you're interested in hosting a Creative Clarity workshop for autumn / winter 2023, see the call out for workshop hosts here.

To be amongst the first to hear about new workshops, join my mailing list for monthly updates using the box at the bottom of this page.

Love and laughter,

Holly x

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Creative Clarity Group Workshops
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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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5-day Fools School
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Assembling Your Inner Cast
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Fools Retreat
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Site Responsive Fooling
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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!”

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

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

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