Fool Expression: Discover and Learn How To Express the Different Parts in You 3 dates

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Welcome traveller…

Are you curious about the world inside of you?

Do you long for more expression ?

What if the different parts in you could talk together?

The Fool Expression is calling us as humans to learn to play with all of our masks, or parts of ourselves. Some known, some still to be met. Through this discovery, we connect to more aliveness, creativity, inner peace, and connection with others and with ourselves. It is a deeply playful and transformative process. Allowing 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.

The Fool is the part of us that can journey from one aspect of ourselves to another. The Fool harvests the essence and the life force of each aspect, playing it fully, yet without being attached to any. The Fool plays out the inner dramas as they rise up inside. Believing it to be for its own sake, but through this workshop we will realise soon enough that The Fool also plays for the audience.

The Fool's work brings the theatre back into the centre of the community. A place to play, and most importantly, to just be who we are. With all the quirkiness that goes with it. Remembering and experiencing the mystery that links us all together. One foot in the known, one foot in the unknown The Fool is free, and fully alive.

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...

What does this workshop involve?

In this workshop, Christie will invite you to deepen your relationship with your body and learn the basics of The Fool's Way. Together we will explore and learn how to play with the different masks or personalities within ourselves, as we step on stage and expand this relationship with an audience.

This work comes from the lineage of the Fool work of Franki Anderson. It is also based on the Voice Dialogue model of consciousness and the psychology of selves and is trauma informed.

Is this workshop for me?

✨ Are you interested in personal development and spirituality and want to experience an embodied and fun way to touch the mystery inside of yourself and come out of restrictive patterns?

✨ Are you therapist and want to explore a new embodied approach to feed your practice?

✨ Are you an artist and want to enhance your creative expression and find new resources from which to express yourself?

✨ Are you a parent and want to have space for the different experiences in you and find new ways to be playful with your child or children?

✨ Are you an activist and want to learn to harness the energy of all your aspects to enhance your action with energy and resilience?

✨ Are you a seeker, maybe in a transition time, and want to find out more about yourself and what wants to come next in your life?

The Fool's Journey will begin at 7pm on Thursday 26th January at Open House Hackney. Join us, traveller…

Your Facilitator

Christie Animas

With a decade of experience in creative and embodied personal development practices mixed with myth, connection to nature and emotional intelligence, Christie discovered a wealth of resources that are being mis-used or lying dormant within us. 

Christie is now showing people how to harness all these aspects so they can see them as gifts and thereby bring aliveness and constant creativity to their lives.

Christie has a degree in occupational therapy, a specialisation in child psychiatry. She trained as a Voice Dialogue practitioner in Dorset, UK, as a Fool with Franki Anderson and in the 8 Shields Model. She is currently training in Body Informed Leadership.

She is offering her work in the UK and throughout Europe, and has created and gathered an expanding, vibrant community of players in the South West of England. She also works one-to-one using the Voice Dialogue process and performs and improvises her own music using the Fool Expression's practice.

www.christieanimas.com

Feedback from previous sessions

"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

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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 ~ Workshop facilitator

Note: To preserve the integrity of the group, I reserve the right to continue working with those I feel comfortable with, and capable of holding within the group setting.
 

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