One-to-one Sessions For Autumn 2023
Sep 05 2023
For a limited period, you can book a series of one-one-one, hour-long Creative Clarity, Supervision or Creative Consultancy sessions, online with Holly Stoppit.
Holly's one-to-one sessions are open to anyone who wants to explore themselves, their work, their creativity, or their path.
The Gift Of Rejection
Aug 23 2023
There’s nothing like a bit of rejection for helping us get clear about what we really want! Here is a story about how I recently received a rejection and a rundown of the OW to WOW process I put myself though (I should totally trade mark that!), which has helped me get clear about what I really want.Read more >
Creative Clarity at Clown Congress
Aug 07 2023
I'm delighted to announce my involvement in the Clown Congress 2023!
Now in its second year, Clown Congress is a gathering of clowns and clown enthusiasts from all different backgrounds, including professional performers, clown academics, clown teachers, clown students, clown doctors, clown activists and clown therapists.
From Saturday 28 - Monday 30 October 2023, the gathered gaggle of clowns will be exploring the theme of Clowns and Identity: exploring difference in clowning, through a series of workshops, focussed discussions, Open Space and informal get togethers.Read more >
Creative Clarity - Call For Workshop Hosts
Jul 24 2023
I am emerging from a month of deep reflection and contemplation in the sweltering heat of my dad and stepmum’s attic in eastern France. Clarity has come about what I will be offering from October 2023...Read more >
How to Stay In The Unknown
Jul 11 2023
As a clowning, fooling and improvisation teacher, my work is helping people to get comfortable with hanging out in the unknown. But learning to rest in the unknown as a lifestyle choice is Next Level Stuff! This blog charts my journey with the unknown, through the past year, from terror to excitement. It’s really a guide for me as I continue to move out into the world without A Plan, but hopefully it’s useful for you too, dear reader.
In this blog we’ll be exploring:
- How do you behave when you enter into the unknown?
- If you listen to the voice behind your behaviour, what does it say?
- What emotions do you feel when you enter the unknown?
- How can you sit with those feelings?
- How do thoughts block access to the unknown?
- How can you work with those thoughts?
- How might setting an intention be a guide into the unknown?
- How do you set an intention?
It’s peppered with advice from wise teachers and exercises that you can do if you want to play with embracing the unknown too.Read more >
Holly Has Left The Barn
Jun 17 2023
After 11 months of being planted in the idyllic, vibrant Devonshire countryside, nestled within a team of devoted and dedicated big-hearted Buddhists, running back-to-back meditation retreats, whilst learning to live with grief, I find myself spat out into the Big Wide World again.Read more >
The Power Of Not Giving A Shit
Apr 25 2023
This blog is an unexpected meander through the themes of effortless creativity and the power of not giving a shit. It starts with me exploring what is blocking my writing and goes off on a quest to seek wisdom from author Martin Shaw and artist Frida Kahlo. Between them, they manage to clear the block and make way for two stories about humans and animals falling in love. To end, we have a guest appearance from a bunch of unfurling baby ferns. Enjoy! Or don’t! I don’t give a shit! (I do, but I'm learning not to.)Read more >
How To Make Less Effort
Apr 03 2023
This one goes out to all of us who try too hard, hold on too tight and stretch ourselves too thin.
In this blog, I’ll be exploring how over-efforting causes suffering and pondering on why so many of us fall into this pattern. I’ll be exploring how over-efforting creates tension in the body, heart and mind and how that can influence our behaviour. I’ll shine a light on the tension that has been taking over my meditation practice and share some tasty theory and exercises for you to try, from a range of practitioners who have been teaching me how to effort less this year.Read more >
Opening To Joy
Mar 03 2023
Hello dear reader, thanks for dropping by. This blog is a collection of musings on the theme of joy, a topic that’s very dear to my heart.Read more >
2022 Round Up
Dec 12 2022
2022 has been a year of big change! I supported a couple of bus-loads of artists, facilitators and therapists, developed three new courses, finished my training as an arts therapies clinical supervisor and moved to the country to live and work at a meditation retreat centre!
Read on for an overview of my year.Read more >