A creative inquiry into shame, spontaneity, freedom, self consciousness and our inner critic.

Playing at the Edge is a two day workshop led by Steve Chapman and Simon Cavicchia that uses a variety of creative experiments to help us get to know and better understand our inhibiting self image, our inner critic and the effect this has on realising our full creative potential.

Participants will be invited to participate in a variety of Gestalt Psychology techniques, creative practices, masks, improvisational experiments, mindfulness practices and a variety of other methods to help them become more aware of their attachments to fixed self images and other ways in which they inhibit their spontaneity.


THE NEXT WORKSHOP IS:

28th-29th OCTOBER 2021
London, N1 9HF
£495 + VAT

Two day workshop in London.  Limited to 16 people.

 

Whilst the essence of this workshop is the same as our online cohort-based workshop, the experiments and experience are different as the face to face environment allows us to use a number of techniques and practices that we are unable to do online.   It is therefore suitable for those new to this work or those who have worked with us previously online.

COVID Guidance for this workshop
This is an in-person face to face workshop. We will only run this workshop if there are no mandated government restrictions on social distancing (or similar) in place as the work we undertake involves movement and close interaction between participants as well as the use of shared props and materials.  We believe that any restrictions alter the workshop in ways that are unhelpful to the participants.  We therefore ask that all participants take  responsible for their own health and wellbeing and to be considerate of others. Whilst participants may chose to do a covid test prior to attending the workshop, wear a mask whilst travelling to and from the workshop, hand sanitise or been vaccinated this remains their choice and is not a requirement we will enforce nor check.  Our aim is to provide a safe and playful environment in which everyone feels comfortable and believe the best way to do this is to ask participants to take responsibility for their own safety and wellbeing.

Please note that this workshop is limited to a total of 16 participants.

Watch Steve’s TEDx talk on learning to creatively dance with the Inner Critic below

 

Whilst the essence of this workshop is the same as our online cohort-based workshop, the experiments and experience are different as the face to face environment allows us to use a number of techniques and practices that we are unable to do online.   It is therefore suitable for those new to this work or those who have worked with us previously online.

COVID Guidance for this workshop
This is an in-person face to face workshop. We will only run this workshop if there are no mandated government restrictions on social distancing (or similar) in place as the work we undertake involves movement and close interaction between participants as well as the use of shared props and materials.  We believe that any restrictions alter the workshop in ways that are unhelpful to the participants.  We therefore ask that all participants take  responsible for their own health and wellbeing and to be considerate of others. Whilst participants may chose to do a covid test prior to attending the workshop, wear a mask whilst travelling to and from the workshop, hand sanitise or been vaccinated this remains their choice and is not a requirement we will enforce nor check.  Our aim is to provide a safe and playful environment in which everyone feels comfortable and believe the best way to do this is to ask participants to take responsibility for their own safety and wellbeing.

PLEASE NOTE: This work can be extremely rewarding, liberating and challenging.  It requires a degree of resilience and capacity for self support in the face of inner criticism which can be painful to see and experience.  We expect participants to be able to support themselves in the face of these challenges and would like to invite you to consider your levels of support before signing up for the programme.  If you would like to speak to Steve our Simon before signing up then please contact us.

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

Simon Cavicchia: Simon is a coach, executive coach, organisational consultant, supervisor and a Gestalt psychotherapist. He has consulted at all levels in organisations working with individuals and groups. was Programme Director of the MSc in Coaching Psychology at the Metanoia Institute until 2017 and is now on the faculty of the Ashridge Masters in Executive Coaching. He is particularly interested in integrating relational and psychodynamic perspectives on organisational life and consulting, and is committed to continually researching how these perspectives can be used to inform effective practice in organisational settings. He supervises consultants and coaches, and has a psychotherapy practice in London. 

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Steve Chapman is an artist, writer, speaker coach and consultant interested in creativity and the human condition. He specialises in crashing together ideas from socio-complexity, gestalt psychology and various therapeutic creative practices to help individuals and organisations navigate their way through change in a way that is more responsive, lively and innovative. He holds an MSc with distinction in organisational change and is visiting faculty on the Ashridge Business School and Metanoia Organisational Development and Coaching MSc programmes. Steve has trained extensively in gestalt psychology, mask work, improvisation and completed a foundation programme in Art Therapy. (www.canscorpionssmoke.com)