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Creative Clarity Group Workshops (in person)

Creative Clarity is a dynamic, embodied form of inquiry, which aims to help you get in touch with your own inner guide and find answers for life’s big conundrums.

***NEW live dates for February 2024 in Bristol and Cardiff, scroll down to apply!***

What happens in a Creative Clarity Workshop?

Creative Clarity is a 2-day group workshop which aims to help you to access the wisdom contained within your body, emotions and thoughts. To tap into this inner wisdom, you'll be invited to step into a series of flexible, creative containers, to help you discover what's true for you.

What is it for?

You can use the Creative Clarity process to explore whatever is hot for you. It could be a good place to explore your relationship with work, creativity, vocation, purpose, blocks and fears, grief and loss, joys and celebrations, burn out and sustainability, identity, spirituality, leadership, connection, mental health, or whatever else feels pertinent for you. 

Who is it for?

The group workshop doubles up as a rich training ground for people who want to develop their skills around holding space for others. It will be particularly useful for facilitators, therapists, teachers, directors, interactive performers, managers, parents, friends, partners and anyone who wants to offer a spacious, compassionate, validating quality of support for other people. 

You'll learn a plethora of creative reflective techniques that you'll be able to use again and again on yourself and with others. 


The Ingredients of the Creative Clarity weekend workshop

1.) Co-creating a safe enough container

We will work together to create a compassionate, supportive atmosphere, where we can bring our whole selves into the room. 

2.) Mindfulness meditation / movement 

Guided explorations to bring you into closer contact with your body, emotions and thoughts.

3.) Exploring big themes lightly through embodiment and play

Diving into themes such as ’Being With The Unknown’ and ‘Speaking Our Needs’ through movement, voice exploration and playful connection. 

4.) Creative reflection

Drawing on Internal Family Systems (IFS) to explore the parts (thoughts, feelings, sensations, beliefs, etc) that pop up during the play. Using mark-making and creative writing to capture the wisdom of your inner parts on the page.

5.) Learning how to support each other through structured dialogue

Woven through the weekend will be the components of The Clearness Committee, a form of group inquiry which aims to help individuals to access their inner guides, though listening in silence, asking open and honest questions, mirroring and savouring. 

How Do I Sign Up?

This workshop is open to anyone over the age of 18. You don't need to have trained with Holly before to attend. If you're interested in learning skills to accompany yourself and others into the unknown, with spacious compassion and active curiosity, then this is the workshop for you!

There is an application process to help us put together a balanced group - taking age, gender and experience into consideration. In our experience, groups really benefit from having a good mix of bods in the room.

***Both workshops are now full, but if you'd like to be on the reserve list for last minute drop-outs, please fill out the form.***

Bristol 3rd and 4th February 2024

Venue: St Werburghs (more details after booking is confirmed)

Times: Saturday and Sunday 9.45am-6pm

Cost: £180 (standard) / £150 (low income) / £100 (supported)

The application deadline has passed and this workshop is now full, but if you'd like to be on the reserve list for last minute drop-outs, please fill out the form below.

Application form: here.

Cardiff 17th and 18th February 2024

Venue: Central Cardiff TBC (more details after booking is confirmed)

Times: Saturday and Sunday 9.45am-6pm

Cost: £180 (standard) / £150 (low income) / £100 (supported)

The application deadline has passed and this workshop is now full, but if you'd like to be on the reserve list for last minute drop-outs, please fill out the form below.

Application form: here.

About Holly Stoppit

Holly is a facilitator, dramatherapist, IFS practitioner and clinical supervisor, who for many years specialised in clowning, fooling and improvisation as a way to explore the human condition. 

Holly’s fascination for supported insight and mindful communication has brought her to study Insight Dialogue, Nonviolent Communication (Seed Of Peace), Compassionate Inquiry (Gabor Mate), Circle of Trust / Clearness Committee (Penny Williamson), Action Learning (Arts and Health Southwest) and The thinking Environment (Nancy Kline) and most recently Internal Family Systems (IFS Level 1). 

Holly has been meditating for nearly two decades and recently took a year out to live and work at a meditation retreat centre in Devon. 

Creative Clarity is an opportunity for Holly to bring together her deepening understanding and appreciation of meditation, her love of insight dialogue, her shiny new IFS toolkit and her mahoosive experience of embodied play and creative inquiry. More about Holly's background here

Bring Holly To Your Local Community

Holly is developing a different way of offering her workshops. Searching for a more sustainability in her work, Holly in is looking to work with local hosts who are up for bringing a group of people together and hiring a venue. Then Holly will travel to you and share her toolkit of creative and playful reflection.

Holly can travel anywhere in the UK or beyond to deliver this workshop. 

Working with local hosts has the added bonus of equipping communities with a language of mutual support which they can use again and again. We're in the final stages of developing a host pack, which will make this all really straightforward for the hosts. Holly will be available for support along the way. 

If you’d like Holly to facilitate a Creative Clarity group workshop in your local area, email holly@hollystoppit.com.

If you'd like to read more about The Clearness Committee, click here.

To find out about Holly's online One-to-One's, click here.

To be kept up to date with Holly's offers, sign up to the mailing list below.

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BOOK A PLACE ON Creative Clarity Group Workshops (in person)

Bristol

03 February 2024 - 04 February 2024

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Cardiff

17 February 2024 - 18 February 2024

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