“I’ve just spent a weekend on a thrilling journey, embodying some of the many facets of who I am…. This is NOT my usual comfort zone, being in front of an audience and creating through movement and voice the parts of me that are showing up at that moment… .it was scary, and hilarious, it was heartbreaking and revelationary because of it… Christies light but strong holding of the process she offered, and her authentic, accepting presence created a safe and sacred space for the revealing of some unknown or hard to show parts of all of us present.. Such an invitation to allow all of yourself (no matter how shadowy) to be given voice. I feel blessed.” Bell Selkie Eco therapist and counsellor
What if being ‘fooly’ yourself
Was giving you the utmost satisfaction
And an access to constant creation?
The Fool Expression is calling us as humans to access the Unicity in ourselves, and learn to play with the masks in us, some known, some not known yet.
It is a deeply playful and transformative process. It allows us to dive deeper into ourselves through a safe connection with an audience. In this benevolent container, our human nature is called to open, express and bring transformation. This work comes from the lineage of Franki Anderson.
The Fool is this part of us that has no fear, if she/he has fear, she/he will learn to play with it, to show up within all the different aspects of being a Human Being. One foot in the known, one foot in the unknown.
To be able to access our Inner Fool, to have the freedom of being fully alive at each moment and sharing that with an audience, we meet and learn to play with a range of masks: the mask of ourselves who holds us back; the ones who long to show up; the one who keeps us small; the one who wants to share the uniqueness and subtlety of our being; the mask who knows; the mask who doesn’t know…
In this Introduction Weekend, I will invite the participants to deepen their relation with the body, learn the basics of the Fool’s Way on stage, explore and learn to play with the different masks/ personalities in ourselves as we step on a stage, and explore the relation with an audience.
After the weekend you will feel nourished and inspired by your Inner Player. You will feel supported by your connection with the audience and will be ready to play more.
Welcome to a magic and surprising Fool-filling journey !
“I just wanted to say thanks again for facilitating this work for us over this last weekend. I did find it challenging, but every time I met with the unknown I was surprised, delighted and had a great sense of relief. For me the unknown has always been a frightening dark abyss, yet just with this taster intro weekend and stepping in to the unknown a few times, my perspective has greatly shifted. It’s still scary yes, but instead of a dark, frightening, all-consuming abyss that must feel horrible and lets just not go there kind of place… I see below me, looking off the ‘cliff of knowing’, or at least what my ego thinks I know, a vast colourful spectrum. Yes there is black, and also white, but there’s are so many different shades and hues you can reach, grasp and easily move in to.
Going through this process has been like a mirror for my life, and I’ve stopped myself so many times for fear of the unknown. And now is only the beginning, thank you for revealing and sharing this path. Louise Littera – Home educator
************* PRACTICALITIES: **************
Time: from 10 am to 6.30 pm Saturday and Sunday
Bring: food for share, loose clothes, a blanket to lie on and a notepad
100£- early bird (ends 15th of May 2019 )
125£- full price
110£- concession thereafter (low/no income, student)
Place : Hittisleigh
To book : contact me on this email email@example.com to secure your place or if you have any questions.
More about me : Visit my page https://www.facebook.com/ChristieAnimas/
Dates: 22-23 of June 2019
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/569141826931037/
Looking forward to hearing from you !
“The Fool Expression introduction was transformative. Christie has a unique ability to create a very safe and nurturing space…really – the strongest, gentlest, warmest I’ve experienced: she is an exceptional facilitator.
I am transformed by the introduction to the masks. Wearing my doctor, scientist, human-interest mask : I can see how play bypasses the barriers and walls we have created in our fear-based reaction to life. Making contact with people through their ‘masks’ seemed to be the essence of consultation – moments of authentic expression and the silence that often naturally follows. The experience was transformative to gently be introduced to my own illusions, the illusions I create in the wearing of my masks. This was an invitation to dance with life. Ongoing to med school at age 19, I had one question, ‘What makes us unwell and what makes us well again?” I believe Fool Expression must be one of the most effective ways to explore that question.”
Annabel Smart ~ GP
“What a great leader Christie is. Not much has come up for me except a huge amount of positive emotional shifts. Feel like I’ve had a massive soul work out. And Christie’s person direct reflection was worth its weight in gold just as a healing session let alone the rest of all the fantastic knowledge. My mental health problems didn’t come up too badly so it all went really well. Handsome really positive shifts that are really helping me work my life out.”
Adam Moore ~ Writer and theoretician of community creativity
“The introduction to fooling weekend turned out to be a magical and heart-opening experience. Christie held the space beautifully, with a light touch, allowing me to relax and explore my masks in a safe space. The four ‘acts’ took me on an unexpected journey in which I discovered selves that have been hidden for longer than I can remember. I was touched so many times witnessing one of the others reach a part of themselves that resonated deeply with me. I am full of gratitude and inspired to continue the journey, and am finding the fooling bringing honesty and spontaneity into my everyday life.” Alan Taylor ~ Guitar teacher
“After a fooling session with Christie I felt exhilarated and open, having experienced an acceptance for parts of myself which had never before been exposed, let alone so welcome. I felt fully received, and even appreciated in what I shared – and felt no pressure to be prepared, or perform well, or to be familiar with what I was doing or where it would unfold. Christie held us with a light touch, so we were able to drop-in at our own pace, and take all the space that we needed for integration. Overall the days were fun and enlightening and I would definitely recommend the experience, for an embodied and intuitive journey into self-awareness…” RH ~ Puppet maker
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