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Playing at the Edge:  Dancing with the Inner Critic (Nov 2019) image

A two day experiential 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 inner critic and the effect it has on realising our full creative potential.

Participants will be invited to take part in a variety of gestalt psychology techniques, exercises in spontaneity and creativity, art, masks and movement work, mindfulness practices and a variety of other methods to get to know and better understand their inhibiting voice and other ways in which they inhibit their spontaneity

Playing at the Edge: Dancing with the Inner Critic
20th-21st November 2019
£350 + VAT
Faber Creative Event Space
London WC1B 3DA

This workshop is limited to a total of 16 attendees.

To find out more about some of the philosophies and practices behind this workshop you might want to watch Steve's TEDx talk on learning to dance with the Inner Critic here.

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 workshop 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. He Is currently Joint Programme Leader of the MSc/MA in Coaching Psychology at the Metanoia Institute. 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.

Steve Chapman

Steve Chapman: Steve is an artist who writes and consults on creativity and the human condition. He specialises in crashing together ideas from the complexity sciences, gestalt psychology, creativity, improvisation and zen 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 a number of MSc programmes at Ashridge Business School, the Metanoia Institute and Roffey Park. Steve has trained with a variety of different teachers in gestalt, improvisation, mask work, art therapy and coaching.



As numbers are limited on this programme we have in place a cancellation policy. Full refunds will be given for cancellations made 4 weeks before the event on or before 23rd October. 50% refunds will be given for cancellations made between 1-4 weeks before the event, between 24th October - 13th November. No refunds can be given after 13th November.  The option to pass on your ticket to somebody else or carry forward your ticket to a future event will be given to any cancellations.