PLAYING WITH FIRE – Exploring Conflict Transformation through Clowning – a 4-day residential course – Emerson, UK
Tuesday May 14, 2019 - Friday May 17, 2019
Starts 18:15 on first day - Finishes 14:30 on last day
An experiential workshop, giving participants the chance to alternate between action and reflection. All the exercises are designed so that no previous experience of either clowning or peacemaking is necessary.
By embracing our fears around vulnerability, loss of control and not knowing, the clown invites us to remain fully engaged, curious and interested even in times of greatest stress without losing the connectedness to our own inner voice and emotions.
This practice counteracts our tendency in conflict to become smaller versions of ourselves and to get stuck in one-sidedness. Dealing successfully with conflict is about the courage and integrity to show our humanity.
This course continues our research on the clown as social activist and provides an important grounding for looking at the social role of the Court Jester and the Fool in our society – see Social Clowning course.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is an approach to an open-hearted living, developed by Marshall Rosenberge in the 1960s. It is based on the assumption that any kind of violence in communication, whether verbal or physical, should be altered by compassion. This approach allows us to recognize the common ground that we share – the basic human needs. From there, we are able to take further actions to a more authentic and understanding way of communication and connection.
Arnaud is a social and emotional learning trainer, facilitator and mediator. His practice gives priority to the quality of the relationship between stakeholders to achieve desired and lasting results. He is also project manager for the Education Peace Foundation which advocates integrating social and emotional learning into education for the future generations. Arnaud is one the founder of the Gross National Happiness in Switzerland, a think-tank to reflect about a more inclusive paradigm of development and act to make this change possible. He is a Vice-president of the Eurasia learning institute for happiness and wellbeing to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence. http://elihw.org
Vivian is the founder and director of Nose to Nose and has given hundreds of workshops around the world. He lives both in the UK and France where he started clowning in 1978. He speaks French and English fluently.
Vivian began teaching in 1988 as part of the Lifeways Festival at Emerson College – UK. He trained as a facilitator with the Bataclown in 1990 and joined their team in 1991 also working as a modern day Court Jester (Clownanalyst).
He created Nose to Nose UK in 1990, Nose to Nose of North America in 2006 and Fool View, the Social Clowning group and has trained facilitators in the UK, the USA, Germany and Italy – view history.
He continues his role as ambassador for the work by researching the applications of clowning in the context of teacher training, medicine, conflict management, ecology and intercultural work in many countries (South Africa, USA, Senegal, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Italy, Germany, Norway…)
He holds clowning as a social playground for exploring our humanity.
Course fee: £280 – Tuition only
Accommodation and meals:
Single room and all meals : £193.00
Camping/ Camper van and all meals : £118.00
All meals only : £48
Date and times:
The course begins on first day – 18h15 (with supper)
Ends last day after lunch – 14h30
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