Discoveries in Self Care 2020
Dec 30 2020
There's a statement that's been doing the rounds on facebook; “We are not all in the same boat, but we are all on the same sea.” This blog is an offer from my boat to yours. It's far from my intention to make self-care into a stick for you to bash yourself over the head with! Take whatever is useful to you and throw the rest in the sea.Read more >
Holly on The Big Juicy Creative Podcast
Dec 27 2020
If you've got time for listening to podcasts, here's me chatting with Suzy Bashford on the Big Juicy Creative podcast.Read more >
Winter Solstice Ceremony
Dec 17 2020
It's coming up to the winter Solstice on December 21st, the shortest day and the longest night of the year. In the days around the Solstice, I'll be hunkering down and journeying inwards, contemplating life as it is and dreaming into my desired future. If this sounds like something you might want to do, here's a reflective solstice ceremony you can do at some point over the festive period.Read more >
Holly talks on the Playfulife Podcast
Dec 10 2020
...cast your mind back to the heady days of May when the air was thick with the scent of blossom and the baby ducklings were just starting to hatch. Anthony Trahair from Playfulife approached me for an interview after watching my Bristol TEDx talk.
Anthony was especially interested to hear about how safety and risk, vulnerability and allowing ourselves to be seen in all our weirdness and wildness, feature in my Clown-o-therapy work...
Recording of The Clowns In Crisis Panel Discussion
Nov 11 2020
Here is a recording of The Clowns In Crisis panel discussion, which took place on Zoom on 7th November 2020, as part of The Clowns In Crisis Conference, organised by The Online Clown Academy.
The topic of discussion was: "What is the role of the clown in times of crisis? What can clowning do for you and what can clowning do for the world?Read more >
Flow State Through Play and Journalling
Oct 30 2020
Here's a lightly edited Facebook Live from 27th October.
Bring your curiosity, your body and some paper and a pen and let's playRead more >
Clowns In Crisis Conference
Oct 05 2020
The Online Clown Academy is delighted to present the Clowns In Crisis Conference, 6 - 8 November 2020.
We are asking: How Can Clowning Help You and How Can Clowns Help Others In Times Of Crisis?Read more >
Exploring Connection Through Meditation and Play
Sep 28 2020
Here is a mini workshop for you to do at home. It's an excerpt from The Online Clown Academy's 4th Zoom Clown drop-in session, exploring the theme of connection.Read more >
Holly Stoppit's FB Live Clown Workouts
Jun 15 2020
This blog is a record of all the Facebook Lives I made for Clown Workouts. I really enjoyed the process of trying to figure out how to integrate theory, practice and audience interaction. I hope they are useful to you too.Read more >
Jun 02 2020
How are your joy levels these days? Can you handle a bit more joy? Look no further! In this week's Midweek Musings, I will be pondering on the theme of joy and how we can get more of it, via discussion of three short videos from our extensive Clown Workout archive; Welcoming Joy, Exploring Taste and Laughter Yoga.
It's a choose-your-own adventure; you can read this blog, or you can press play on the videos and participate in three mini workshops on the theme of joy, or you can do a bit of both. Happy happy joy joy!Read more >