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...

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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 play

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Holly talks on The Quarantini Podcast

Oct 05 2020

I was interviewed by Pommy Harmar from The Quarantini, a Bristol-based podcast, which has been broadcasting since the beginning of lockdown.

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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?

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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.

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Exploring Acceptance Through Meditation and Play

Sep 04 2020

Hello! I've edited an excerpt from The Online Clown Academy's first of four drop-in Zoom Clown sessions so you can try it out at home. In this session, we'll be exploring the theme of acceptance through meditation and playful exploration:

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Introducing The Online Clown Academy

Aug 26 2020

What's a clown to do when they can't play in a room with other clowns? They play online, of course!

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Clown Workouts - Review & What Happens Next?

Jun 29 2020

After 14 weeks of continuous output spanning the whole of lockdown, Clown Workouts are proud to announce we're taking a little break! Here's a look back through the different phases of our constantly surprising, ever evolving, lockdown clowning project.

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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.

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Welcoming Joy

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!

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