EE 08: Walking A Mile in The Shoes of Your Inner Critic - 19th Feb 10.30am
Wednesday 19th Feb 2020
10.30am - 12pm UK time
£15.00 (discounts for people on my mailing list)
Zoom code emailed upon ticket purchase
Playing with the super ego.
Identifying, personifying and embodying your inner critic, for empathy, for self-forgiveness, for perspective and most of all, for comic relief.
Tools / methods: Improvised comedy and actor training tools.
Level: beginners to intermediate
Everyone has a super ego... an inner critic. It is part how our 'self' works. It is part of the executive function of our brains and plays an important role in guiding us to not doing stupid things that put us in danger. Useful huh!? It thinks it is looking after our best interests, but left unchecked can rule the roost and ruin all the fun. It tends to take on the voice of a bossy parent, a strict teacher or some other authority figure we gave known. You can recognise it by its signature impatience and relentlessness...
You won't ever do it.
You might as well give up.
You're never going to be any good at this.
Everyone else is better than you.
Everyone else knows what they are doing.
They all think you suck.
You're faking it and everyone knows it.
Don't do that exciting thing; that adventurous thing because you'll only make a fool of yourself (again).
Or embarrass us (again)
Is your super ego as busy as mine?
We cant ever stop out super ego completely, it performs an important function, but what we can do is develop a more robust relationship with it, so it doesn't dominate every new thing we try to do.
This workshop is about getting a better handle on our inner executive arsehole...