Finding Your Funny: Addicts in Recovery

Since 2015 we have been running a training programme for addicts in recovery, in partnership with the rehabilitation charity Phoenix Futures, introducing the creative principles of clown work to people recovering from alcohol and drug addiction.

 

 

Finding Your Funny presents a unique opportunity for people in stable recovery to attend a six day workshop, usually taking place over a two-week period.

 

Building from the belief that laughter is the best tonic to overcome hardships and move forward, the programme encouraged participants to build confidence and creativity, by engaging in games, improvisation, writing and music.

 

Finding Your Funny challenges participants to find out what makes each person uniquely funny. In doing this they are able to:

 

  •     Try new skills and performance techniques
  •     Build trust and confidence
  •     Explore new creative outlets

 

 

How does it support long term recovery?

 

Through their involvement with the project, participants gain countless benefits on a personal level. These include:

 

  •     increased confidence
  •     learning to laugh at themselves
  •     life skills
  •     a more optimistic outlook for the future

 

Please contact education@spymonkey.co.uk for further details.

 

Phoenix Futures' website

 

 

presenters

 

OFFICE: UNIT 7B LEVEL 3 NORTH, NEW ENGLAND HOUSE

NEW ENGLAND STREET BRIGHTON BN1 4GH UK

T: +44 (0)1273 045039

E: info@spymonkey.co.uk

 

 

 

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