I’m Carol. When asked as a teenager what I wanted to be when I grew up I certainly didn’t have a clue that I would eventually become a Clowning Facilitator. My original training was in English and Theatre Arts at the University of Toronto and the Drama Studio in London. I worked in education and theatre for some years, then qualified to be a Psychosynthesis Therapeutic Counsellor and an NLP Master Practitioner. I took these skills into business in the public and private sectors as a Communication Skills Trainer. All this led to my involvement in the positive psychology movement as a Laughter Leader and then onto becoming a Clowning Facilitator. It feels like a combination and culmination of all my work in education, theatre and psychology. I have never felt happier or as privileged in what I do than now. My work is full of much joy!
As a Clowning Facilitator...
I help people find a way to feel free enough to experience their open, spontaneous and playful selves in relation to others. Because this is clowning, the invitation is to be aware of how we are (including the more vulnerable side of ourselves) and to play with that. Our challenge is to stay present with what emerges through the games, exercises and improvisations. What we endeavour to create as a group is a safe, accepting, joyful environment in which that can take place. We learn and laugh a lot.
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