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:
How does it support long term recovery?
Through their involvement with the project, participants gain countless benefits on a personal level. These include:
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