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

7th April 2024

Hello dear friends,

I'm delighted to introduce a new series of Mindful Play Weekends in May, June and July!  The online one-to-one Creative clinic is returning for a third season from May-July and there are still places on the Deep Play retreat I'm co-facilitating with Briony Greenhill in Devon in August.

Oh and I'm looking for more local hosts to help me get my workshops out to the people who need them. Have workshops, will travel!

Here's what's on offer:

1.) Mindful Play Weekends

Do you want more play in your life?  Do you want to find what’s stopping your playfulness from flowing freely? Are you already a playful person in need of new ways to access and inspire play?  Whatever your play story, Holly’s got something for you!

Holly is delighted to present a new series of three Mindful Play Weekend Workshops in person in Bristol, exploring the themes of play (May 18th and 19th), flow (June 22nd and 23rd) and spontaneity  (July 20th and 21st) through meditation, movement explorations, vocal play exercises, non-competitive group games and creative and embodied reflection:

The content will be different for each workshop. You are welcome to come to one, two or all three workshops.

More info about Mindful Play and booking link here

2.) One to Ones (online)

I'm coming back for a new series of online one-to-ones from May-July. 

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

3.) Deep Play retreat with Briony Greenhill and me

25th-30th August, Embercombe, Devon

I'll be joining forces with Vocal Improvisation legend, Briony Greenhill for an immersive Deep Play retreat: 

"...a deep week of singing, fooling, self-exploration, improvisation, creative expression, embodiment, nature connection, play, fun, joy, depth and support in the deep sweet sacred land of Embercombe, in Devon UK." 

Open to anyone who can sing. More info and booking 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.

If you're wondering what happened to my Introduction To Clowning Weekend, check out this blog.

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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Mindful Play Weekend Workshops
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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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Creative Resourcing
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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!”

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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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