A SIX WEEK ONLINE CREATIVE INQUIRY INTO SHAME, SPONTANEITY AND THE SUPER EGO
Playing at the Edge – Creative Adventures with the Inner Critic is an online workshop designed to help us get to know and learn to dance with that part of us that would rather we stayed small and not take risks – our inner critic.
The workshop has been designed to take place across six different 2 hour sessions to allow us to experiment and explore together in a safe and playful online environment and then take our heightened awareness into our day to day lives to see what more we can learn about the inner critic in its natural environment.
Over the six sessions we will cover the following:
- The anatomy of the Inner Critic and the structure of shame
- Getting to know our Inner Critic through a variety of creative means including embodied practices, artwork, symbolic modelling, mindfulness, movement and gestalt experiments.
- Explore a series of maps and models that help us to better dance with our inner critic
- A simple process for dealing with the Inner Critic
- Action learning sets through which to support each other’s learning
A maximum of 16 participants will form a cohort that goes through each session and we will tailor and adapt the experience based on the particular needs and interests of the group. Sessions will take place via a secure Zoom room and for the best experience we recommend participants join from a quiet, private space with a reliable broadband connection (ideally wired rather than wireless) You will be sent a pack of creative materials and other resources in advance of the first session. Each session is 2 hours in length with the exception of the first which is 2.5 hours to facilitate introductions and orientation.
COHORT #5 : September – November 2023
Workshop 1: Thursday 21st September 2023. 16:30-19:00 BST
Workshop 2: Thursday 5th October 2023. 16:30-18:30 BST
Workshop 3: Thursday 19th October 2023. 16:30-18:30 BST
Workshop 4: Thursday 2nd November 2023. 16:30-18:30 GMT
Workshop 5: Thursday 16th November 2023. 16:30-19:00 GMT
Workshop 6: Thursday 30th November 2023. 16:30-19:00 GMT
£395 + VAT
(includes creative resources pack)
This talk gives a good sense of the spirit and philosophical/psychological grounding of these workshops.
About the workshop facilitators
We understand that individual circumstances change and endeavour to be as flexible as possible should you need to change or cancel your place on this programme. Due to the demand for the programme and the purchase and sending in advance of the resources pack we do need to put in place a cancellation policy to cover our costs, details of which can be found below:
>6 weeks in advance of start date: We are happy to fully refund your ticket or transfer your ticket to another cohort free of charge.
Between 4-6 weeks in advance of start date: We are happy to transfer your ticket to another cohort but if you wish to cancel there will be a cancellation charge of £30 to cover the cost of the creative resources pack we will have purchased and potentially shipped on your behalf.
Between 2-4 weeks in advance of start date: We are happy to transfer your ticket to another cohort. If you wish to cancel we will refund 50% of your ticket cost.
<2 weeks in advance of start date: We are happy to transfer your ticket to another cohort but cannot offer a ticket refund.