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The Inner Teacher: Weaving Clowning and Reflective Practices

The Inner Teacher: Weaving Clowning and Reflective Practices

In this workshop, with Penny Williamson and Vivian Gladwell, we will interweave clowning and circle of trust explorations. Runs 18-23 June.

This workshop is designed to explore the question: How do I bring the playfulness and lightness of the clown into my own life and work as a leader, teacher, human being?

Through Clowning
We connect to our playful spirit.  We develop and sustain, in ourselves and each other, the courage to be who we truly are, to trust life and ourselves. We explore joyfully the fears that block us from being fully present in the “Here and Now.” By committing to living the absurd, the ridiculous and the tragic without judgement  we invite transformation and change in our own daily lives.  We “become the other” in order to become more ourselves.  We move into the realm of metaphor and can explore the paradoxes of our lives in evocative ways.

Through the Circle of Trust® approach
We create a process of shared exploration. Through the principles and practices   of this approach, we create a safe space for reflection and meaningful conversations to make deeper sense of what we are experiencing in clowning.  We find the courage to share our vulnerabilities, delights, gifts and limits. We learn to trust our own wisdom to align our inner life with our outer work in the world.  

In this workshop we will interweave clowning and circle of trust explorations. There will be time for learning together in the whole group, as well as time in small groups and chances for personal reflection and solitude. Our invitation is to  “create a quiet, focused, disciplined space in which the noise within us and around us can subside and the voice of the inner teacher can be heard.”