My shamanic Journey

1410419306820_wps_1_shamans_siberia_4_must_crShaman; [shah-muh n, shey-, sham-uh n]: a person who acts as intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds, using magic to cure illness, foretell the future, control spiritual forces, etc. Shamans are spiritual guides and practitioners, not of the divine, but of the very elements. A shaman is an intermediary between this world and the spirit world. They act on behalf of the community conducting ceremonial rituals, healing the people, and helping to guide others on the shamanic path.
Shamanism (/ˈʃɑːmən/ SHAH-men or /ˈʃeɪmən/ SHAY-mən) is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world.
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natureI grew up with nature. I had woodland, forest and fields just to the back of my house. I used to grow up believing in fairies, gnomes and other nature creatures and spirits. I would be able to communicate with nature, understand the wind and smell the rain. I was able to feel the trees, commune with the animals and smell the flowers. I would grow vegetables with care and love, look after chickens and help feeding the cows. My hands were connected to the earth, Feet connected to the trees and my hair to the air and sky. I felt like a green woman.

But then I had to enter the school – system. All of a sudden, there was no tooth fairy anymore, Baby Christ as my friend was for babies, and playing with me was ‘un-cool’ as I was ‘disabled’.

All of a sudden, colours became downbeat – blurred, grey and I felt lifeless. Rejection, bullying and social dislike became the daily routine- resulting to my adverse reaction and rebelliousness; hence struggle to fit in, to accept, love and tolerate myself. With 14 I smoked my first cigarette and with 15 I started to drink – heavily.little-tooth-fairy

I felt unloved, and any believe in any higher power, fairies, furry friend was vanished. I felt like pink Floyd ‘Another brick in the wall’. I wore dread locks, was rude to my family, grew marijuana in my parent’s house and was a right nightmare to hang out with. But worst of all I HATED myself, the world and the whole system. I couldn’t find any sense or purpose of any existence.

When I turned 18 I had my first LSD trip – which totally changed my perception of life as we see it. All of a sudden I was taken back to my childhood experience- all of a sudden I could see the real world, with its fairies, gnomes and spirits. I could ‘communicate’ with what is around me again. I was reconnected to the divine- at least as long as for the duration of the LSD trip.

Nevertheless, from that moment onward, I was totally assured that there is far more than our eyes can see. And I also was consciously aware of the power I had within me. I could stop the wind from blowing or ask the wind to blow away the clouds so I can have a BBQ.

maxresdefaultThis LSD trip reopened a portal access to the spirit world. Reconnected me to the divine power – guiding me through life.

But tell that to someone who has never taken any LSD in his life – they literally think you are a drug addict crazy person – hallucinating. But let’s be really honest here – any drug you take triggers something in your brain which is already there, just dormant. This is a proven fact, so in reality LSD showed me what would is possible, if I would find a way to access certain functions of my brain, to reconnect to the wider sense of being.

Obviously our political system would never want you to be free thinker, being able to access the simple code of living happy without having to slave yourself. This would make everyone equal, happy, satisfied.

img_0519Anyhow, with this new acknowledgment I finally managed to complete my school and moved to London (on my own, driving my Fiat Panda) to study Business Management & communications. Especially the beginning in London was super difficult. It was a complete new system, you needed coins to have electricity or hot water, the ‘bedsit’ was horribly small, hot and expensive and to top it up, the post lost a check with my saved money. So I spent the first 6 months struggling with my daily existence.
There was, however, a beautiful side to it – there were literally angels, spirits, white witches, gnomes and other light creatures helping me not to give up, helping me to find something to eat, get some money for hot water and sent people my way to help.

4-life-threatening-situations-everyone-should-be-prepared-forThere were so many dangerous, life threatening and unbearable situations but I was protected, saved, cared for and guided. Having survived these life threatening situations (such as having a gun to your head and a knife on your throat) made me feel invincible, I know I can do anything I want, I will be save. I would even challenge my luck, walking on the edge and testing the powerful connection to your own created thoughts.

A very good example would be how I had acquired my turn-tables and was a DJ for a while. Before I moved to London, I already wanted to be a DJ. Back then a DJ still would play with records, Vinyl on Technics 1210. Back then, London was THE place to be if you wanted to be a DJ. You could buy all sort of great records all over London, there was no ending on choice and offer of great music.trip_to_prague___is_it_a_miracle__by_aldenan-d7b5j81

But of course, turntables and records cost lots of money – it was about £1000 back then. And I never had this amount of money, but also never gave up the believe that one day I will have it – and so it happened that one day my bank make a mistake, and I had the amount of an unexplained £1000 on my account.

This feeling of invincibility trigger an additional wanderlust, so when I finished my BA in Business Management, I packed all my stuff and moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

With my turntables, records and all my other belongings, I landed in Brazil, where I soon after met my ex-husband. First we lived in Sao Paulo where we would party most of the time, but then my husband’s uncle died and we moved to the deep country side outside from Rio. There I had discovered the power of Macumba and Ayahuasca. Being in tropical nature, connected to various spirits I would experience the raw power of nature and being itself.

Due to many differences, I left Brazil, my ex-husband, the sunshine, the beach, 10 cats, 4 dogs and half of my heart. I had to leave in January without money and any winter clothes. I arrived in Graz, where my mum was picking me up. My dreams, my bubble of invincibility, my sense of life, were shattered. I hit rock- bottom.

I had lost faith, believe and more faith. I would walk with the darkest cloud possible over my head, blaming everyone and everything for my existence while failing to recognize that I had a blessed life.

rain01In 2007 I moved back to London, moaning, complaining and unhappy. Still after while I got fed up with this dark cloud and started to look for ways out. A little yoga here, a little social dancing here and a little house party there. But, unfortunately, it needed to be the diagnostic of my best friend’s two brain tumours for me to finally wake up. I needed to be shown that life can change/ end in one second, and if I don’t start living and loving life it might be too late one day.

And this was also the moment for me to consciously reconnect to higher powers. But obviously it was not a straight forward journey of changing years-old behaviour buttons in one day. By working on myself in many ways, such as yoga, meditation, reading books like ‘The Secret’, ‘The power of now’ or going rock-climbing brought me closer to my true being. Practicing ‘being in the now’ certainly calmed me, made me accept the deeper sense of purpose of life and helped me to overcome my existential fears, such as money, a roof over my head and my daily meal. However, I still liked my odd drink and my drug-fueled parties – and it reached a point where I had lost control. I became loud, weird and then utterly embarrassed about my behaviour the night before.mka_083_energyball

There was this massive ball of energy just coming out of me- bouncing up and down the walls. I became an embarrassment to others and unbearable for myself.
On advice of my spiritual guidance friends I had decided to consult a shamanic practitioner to help me with my energy, to help me to find purpose in life and to help me to overcome my addictions.

A year before, in 2012, I already wanted to find a shaman, but was not able to. In July 2013 (I know this date as it was shortly after my birthday), however, ‘The Sacred Trust’ popped straight up and I booked a healing session with a very special lady near my home.

Before the session I had to read a book about ‘Soul retrieval’ and things started to make sense. Why I was acting like I was, why I was feeling scattered all over the place and why I was feeling so restless.

Considering all my past experiences in life and the huge ball of energy, I was wondering if I could ‘become’ a shamanic healer using my energy for helping others.

Well the answer of the spirits was yes and I attended the ‘Shamanic pathway’ – an introduction workshop into shamanism hosted by Simon Buxton.
Now I am a very skeptical person, and when I was told we should merge with the spirits in order to do the Power Dance, I honestly didn’t believe a thing of it. And as you all know, I was a PARTY girl – meaning I had reached many highs on the dance floor.raveculture_jflinchbaugh_flickr

But I went along; I asked my power animals to merge with me, while listening to the intensity of the drum. AND then – all of a sudden it grabbed me, went right into me and made a dance of joy, love and ecstasy – for the first time I had consciously experienced natural ecstasy. I fully was aware of what is possible without having to take drugs.

This day was the beginning of my shamanic education, my conscious journey with the spirits, my shamanic journey to help others and the environment and my Journey to fulfill my purpose.475411f9dbba5dfb1df89eae2d4cf41d

Since this day, I have attended various shamanic workshops to deepen my understanding. One of them – ‘the Spirit of the drum’ was absolutely life changing as it brought me together to my new ‘love’ in my life called ‘Janice’. Janice, the drum, is amazing. Wherever I go and play with her she is healing people. I met a girl with server autism on a beach in France. I played the drum and the girl just smiled, was happy and in peace. Another woman approached me on the same beach and told me her life story, felt released and free to finally be able to talk with someone about her life.

In June 2016 I had completed the ‘Two Week Training in Classical Shamanism’, allowing me to perform: Soul Retrieval, Extraction work, Psychopomp work, curse unraveling and dispossession work. More details here

As you learn to heal you enjoy the process of being healed. Within the last year, my life has changed to the better. I am now running my own business- offering comedy to vulnerable people and finally let go from ALL my addictions (Nicotine, sugar, alcohol, A-class drugs). I am practicing almost every day yoga, eat healthy, sleep better, meditate and I feel totally in tune with the real me. Since I have completed the two week’s intensive course, I have been healing people from Brazil, Austria, UK and USA.
The results of my work have been astonishing and clearly proving that this work works! I only believe results when I see them – and I have seen.img_4838

I feel I have become the Wounded Healer’ whose life long journey has established certain healing powers. In my life I came to face father death, the devil as well as purest love and joy. I felt horrendous pain as much as I had experienced warm loving comfort.
I truly believe that whatever I had to endure in my life was to prepare me in order to use my power for helping the greater good.

My lifelong I have been looking for a way to contribute for the greater good. Now I know I have great powers, but I need to learn how to use my powers fully and intentionally.
So this is why I am traveling to New Mexico – it seems to me something is calling me to go there, to learn, to deepen and grow my knowledge, my skills and most importantly my intentions.

In New Mexico I will be working with Michele ‘Ama Wehali’.

nature2As I am not earning a lot, I am asking people, to kindly support me with my journey. In return I am offering a FREE one to one consultation with a FREE healing session.

Please support my fundraising campaign

Thank you – Lot’s of love & Healing

 

Diversity is…

…The New Black

After a massive outcry from women, who felt sexually harassed within the Chicago Improv scene, Diversity has become the newest trend setter within the London Improv scene.

Definition of Diversity:

  • the fact of many different types of things or people being included in something; a range of different things or people:
  • the fact that there are many different ideas or opinions about something

My name is Gudrun Christine Fritz – Founder & facilitator of the Magic Mad Hat – offering the great benefits of laughter to people with Dementia, adults with learning difficulties and people with mental health issues.

s_0616_cleft-lip_m3500273_aI also was born with a bilateral Cleft lip and cleft palate. Apart from being born with a hole in your face (which is repaired over the course of several operations), I was born with a hearing and speech impairment.
I was born in the 70’s in Austria and at this period of time disabled people (people in a wheelchair, blind people, and adults with learning difficulties…) were kept in homes, out of sight. But I wasn’t ‘disabled’ enough, so I became a thorn in people’s eyes.

Born to be different I was treated as an outcast. I became rebellious, angry, sad, depressed and hated myself to the point of considering suicide.balett-smink-barbie-jatek

It took me over 18 years to come to terms with not having a ‘Barbie’ face with an ‘OralB’ smile as I finally accepted my face as who I am.

Ever since I have been conducting (like everyone else) the journey of life, looking to find my purpose, my meaning, my joy and love.

12832316_497819463754351_772978423181341864_nLate 2012 I had discovered the joy, fun, and ‘healing’ power of Improvisational Theater, comedy & clowning.
This discovery was life changing, mind changing and personality changing.
Performing comedy gave me self confidence, self respect, self love and courage. I had been to a few therapies before but none of them had such a break-through effect on me. But as open the comedy scene represented itself I still had to endure some hard rejections – for which (looking back) I am very grateful now. Every ‘rejection’ has made my love and passion for Improv & clowning grow fonder, more creative and more reassuring. Of course, many time I thought: ‘Oh it’s my speech impairment, oh it’s because I am foreign, oh it’s because I am intense, Oh it’s because…’.

But the truth is that people are people, no matter where you go and where you are.
With some you click with others you don’t. Even though you might have a great time in class, this does not mean you will be best friends after class. Even if the ego is not with you during the class, be assured it will be right back after class.

IMG_0519.JPGLiving in London can be cold and hard at some times as it is the roundabout of the world where people come and go on a constant basis.
I had to learn the ‘hard’ way that living in London can make you rather emotionally detached to people. Most people hang out with friends they have known for a long time, while still keeping a friendly & welcoming appearance to any newcomer.

When I had discovered the brilliantly positive effects of Improv, I decided to spread this beautiful joy to the wider community, especially to help with ‘mental health’ issues.
While talking to people about my idea, I had the impression that many were ‘scared’ of dealing with mentally unstable people, scared they might go off the rail.

robin-williamsNow in my mind, we all have certain ‘mental’ issues. Famous people like Carrie Fisher, Robin Williams or Drew Barrymore are known for their ‘mental’ disorders, but no one was actually scared of dealing with them.
Unfortunately, society’s wider perception of mental health issues seems to be that people are either scary mass murderers or having a loud tantrum while wracking the room.

Improv & clowning techniques are brilliant to open people up, to allow them to be who they are really are without any judgement and without doing anything ‘wrong’.

As I am now offering sessions to people with mental health issues, adults with learning difficulties and elderly people with dementia, I make sure to be fully aware of everyone’s needs, to be flexible in my approach as well as to make sure everyone is always integrated while having lots of fun.

For me diversity means: different, creative, unusual, unique, not the norm, fun, curious, colorful and special.

In order to achieve diversity in any environment you need to start with yourself – be open and not scared of ‘the other’, be curious and don’t deny ‘the uniqueness’, be what you preach and try to act from the heart rather than from the ego, be brave and invite ‘the unusual’ into your life; into your class room, learn, grow and improve through what ‘the not normal’ throws at you, overcome obstacles and be a better person.

Improv, Clowning & comedy are performing arts and if you look at Hollywood you realize that diversity is not a word in Hollywood’s dictionary.the_hollywood_sign_los_angeles_usa_photo_visitcalifornia_com

So let’s change these perceptions, let’s make diversity happen by open our hearts, by doing what we are preaching, by at least trying to accept the differences and by simple being humans & honest. Let’s find ways to overcome barriers.
A few of my teachers taught me some effective ways to shine on stage without having to talk. Also, they honestly, remind me to slow down to be better understood.
Where there is a will there is a way. Let’s go to other communities and invite multi-nationalities, disabled people and other minorities to join in the fun. The stage can be for everyone. We all can be heroes!

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2017 Highlights

Welcome to 2017 – be intrigued what the Magic Mad Hat has in store for 2017.

Dare to Care – Intensive & Dementia

Dare to Care is a workshop using techniques established from Clowning & Improvising to facilitate the tasks of caring for others.

The main aim behind these two workshops is for you to loosen up, reconnect with yourself and to learn very simple but greatly effective techniques helping you to care for others with love, compassion, patient and understanding.

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The Intensive workshop is a more general workshop, meaning what you will learn during these workshops can be applied to everyone you care – elderly, disabled, children, ill people – literally everyone you might care about AND to yourself also – how often are you telling yourself ‘I love me’? The workshop shows you ways to have more fun and therefore makes caring more enjoyable.

More information and how to book your place, please click here

Dementia

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This workshop is specialized to care for people with dementia, especially people with mild to moderate dementia. Gudrun is using her Improvisation and clowning skills to introduce you to some fun games, she plays with people who have dementia. These games are not only fun, but also supportive to the cognitive system.

In addition, during this workshop you will experience firsthand what it means to be blocked and how to avoid confusion. Overall, this workshop is to show you a more fun way to communicate with the loved ones who has dementia, in order to facilitate your daily routine. Go on ‘their’ journey.

More information and how to book your place, please click here

LadyG & Friends

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LadyG & Friends – is now twice a month back at The Library near Highbury & Islington station. 4 brilliant acts & 2 awesome jams where YOU can be the star of the night – check out the when, who, where & why here.

Dao Lu

The Magic Mad Hat has come together with Dao Lu offering the great health benefits of Thai Chi combined with the fun benefit of laughter. Thai Chi is to connect mind & body while laughter looses you up and connects you to your inner child.

Gudrun is now holding various sessions for elderly people and people with learning difficulties.

Cooltan Art center

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At the end of 2016, The Magic Mad Hat held a taster session at the Cooltan Art centre – dedicated to people with mental health issues. The Cooltan Art centre & the Magic Mad Hat are working together to enable to offer an entire Impro course to people with mental health issues. Impro is such a wonderful art tool to overcome so many mental issues, such as low self-esteem, depression anxiety…

More information will be posted soon

Mario Müller

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‘Yeah – due to huge popular request, the Magic Mad Hat is absolutely delighted to announce that Mario Müller is coming back to London on the 28th of April.

Mario is already well known for his impressive physical approach in Improv. Some of you already had the pleasure. His next workshop is going to focus on applying physicality to define & express your status in the scene, as status work is the drive behind every good scene

More information and how to book your place, please click here

In that sense – I am hoping to reach more and more people with the Magic, bring joy & laughter to those who need it the most and also help you to brighten up your life.

Happy New Year Gudrun

Magic at the CoolTan…

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Last week the Magic Mad Hat was invited to hold a 2 hrs workshop at the CoolTan Art center, London.

The CoolTan Art center offers various Art activities, such as painting, Photoshop, poetry and textile to people suffering from Mental Health.

The subject of Mental health itself is fascinating for me.
From a society point of view, I consider it is very obscured as on the one hand, you have people invading countries, killing thousand of people and are glorify by other million of people.
On the other hand you have a pure lost soul self harming himself while he doesn’t understand the concept of love.
This pure soul gets labelled as ‘Mentally unstable’, receives a cocktail of brain manipulating drugs and is an outsider for the rest of his life, whereby the only thing that person needed was a bit of attention, care and love.

Now from a Shamanic point of view, Mental Health is an interesting subject in terms of healing procedures. It could have many different causes, such as Soul lost or Spirit possession. From Shamanic point of view, there is a cause, an unbalance and balance can be restored without having to take heavy, brain manipulating medications.

‘Mental Health’ has been an inspirational trigger of some of the greatest performer.
Great performers, such as Robin Williams, Marlon Brandon, Marilyn Monroe or Britney Spear are knowingly ‘suffering’ from Mental Health.

Before I had entered the world of comedy, I surely struggled with my low self – esteem, slight depressions and no self worth.
Comedy gave the a platform of allowing my to fully express my self and it was definitely the most effective ‘therapy’.

So when I hosted the 2hrs workshop at the CoolTan Art Center, I was happy to see, that the participants just ‘dove’ into the fun, felt free and safe enough to express themselves while not being scared of doing any of the exercises.
The first half was to ‘break’ the ice and to get to know each other, while during the second half we entered the world of creating some short scenes.
During the break we happily danced to the music while others had a lovely cup of tea.

Everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves which was shown through smiling or laughing.
I totally loved the session and would be very happy to come back. It was great to see how Improv can have the same encouraging, liberating and fun effect on others as it had on me. I am glad I was able to witness this and hope to be part of more to come.

Thank you CoolTan Art Center and the great participants

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November News

Good day everyone,

I hope you are all well, embracing the changing season while enjoying the colorful leaves, the still warm and sunny days.
Here at the Magic Mad Hat, I am happy to make this change as joyful, fun and loving as possible, by offering not only one, BUT two amazing workshops – FOR FREE!

Furthermore, I would like to reach out to you as a shamanic practitioner and offer you my healing support on a ‘what you can give’ basis (more below).

Being kind, having fun and give some love & care doesn’t have to cost a fortune – it only takes a bit of time – time for you to stop, rest, see and experience.
Like the change of season itself, we are more likely to slow down, reflect, health, let go of the old, breath and be.
I hope you enjoy what is on offer & I am looking forward meeting you soon.

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Dare to Care – Introduction

Dare to Care- Introduction is back on the 11th of November 2016.
This workshop is from 7-8.30pm and introduces you to a kinder way of caring. Inspired and trained by Gesundheit! (Patch Adams), Clown One Italia, Clown One Japan and many great Improvised Comedy & clowning teachers from the UK & US, Gudrun has established a new concept of how to apply joy, laughter and deep love to your daily care.
The Workshop is literally to give you a glimpse of Clowning in caring. the first half is dedicated on finding your own joy as the second half is to ‘transfer’ this inner joy to care for others with more love, intentions, attention and calmness.
These 1.5hrs are here to give you a short inside of how effective a simple gesture can be.

When: 11th of November, 7-8.30pm
Where: At The Millman Street Community Center
50 Millman Street (entrance between numbers 34–36)
London
WC1N 3EW

It’s Free

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Dare to Care – Intensive
‘Dare to Care -Intensive’ is the ‘real’ deal in terms of teaching you many different ways of how to be more joyful, loving, caring as well as how to appreciate and love yourself more.

I am going to introduce you to:

The Art of Care
The Laughing Body , the Listening Body
The theater of the clown
The Invisible Body

Using simple clown techniques and a very simple, but highly effective caring approach you will be guided to experience a deeper connection to yourself as well as to the essence of being human.
I encourage family members, carers & art facilitators to take part in sessions in order to get to know the techniques used as well as to experience the benefits of the games/ exercises themselves.

When: 25th of November, 7-10pm
Where: At The Millman Street Community Center
50 Millman Street (entrance between numbers 34–36)
London
WC1N 3EW

It’s Free – Donation – you give what you can/ think is right/ want to give

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Shamanic Healing
Shamanic Healing is the oldest form of healing. Traditionally, a shaman was an important part of tribal life – a medicine person, said to be able to communicate with spirits and ‘journey’ to spirit realms with the help of their own spirit allies. Modern-day shamanism follows a similar pattern, with properly-trained shamanic practitioners working with power animals and spirit helpers to seek advice for the client. In his book The Spirit of Shamanism, Roger N. Walsh, M.D., PhD. defines Shamanism as follows: “Shamanism can be defined as a family of traditions whose Practitioners focus on voluntarily entering altered states of consciousness in which they experience themselves or their spirit[s], traveling to other realms at will, and interacting with other entities in order to serve their community.” Shamanic healing tends to either remove energy from a person that shouldn’t be there, or to restore ones authentic power and essence.
Since 2012 I have been intensify my connections with the ‘unseen’, and fully engaged my self to the journey of becoming a qualified Shamanic Practitioner. In June 2016 I have completed the two weeks intensive training in Classical Shamanism. Since this completion i have been called on to help people on a daily basis.

Now I would like my service to you and you. Find out more and dive into the ancient art of healing. Come back to the roots for your own well being.

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In that sense, keep your eyes & hearts open, embrace the joy and love coming your way, stay open, smile & shine.
I am hoping to be able to help, heal and support you in your life and to most importantly to give you a smile…
Lot’s of love & peace xxx Gudrun

An Introduction…

…to Dare to Care…

On Friday the 16th of September I run the first ever ‘Dare to Care’ workshop with an amazingly positive respond.

We started the session with a circle, as the circle symbolizes the unity and the connections of a group. The circle is an ancient symbol as since the beginning human were sitting around the fire in a circle, Shaman ceremonies are contacted in circles as well as in any drama/ Improv/ clown session you would start in a circle.
After everyone introduced themselves with their names, I asked to hold hands, close your eyes and breath in and out deeply. At the final breath out I asked to say ‘I LOVE ME.’

Patch Adams taught us the importance to tell yourself as often as possible:’I love me’. How often do you actually tell yourself that you love yourself – I know right?!img_6221

We then continued our first half of the workshop with interactive exercises  to bring out the inner ‘fool’- the inner child.

In order to be able to care for someone you need to be ‘joyful’ yourself, be relaxed and ‘easy’. Discovering your inner child will help you to care with more ease, with more inner joy while being relaxed. Taking care of someone can be difficult, sometimes hard and emotional draining. So it is very important to fully take care of yourself, in order to be strong, ‘light’ and open to the person you care for, as well as to yourself.

We finalized the first part with ‘Girls just wanna have fun’ – moving smoothly through ‘the underground by rush hour’.

The second half was dedicated to trust, care, calmness and simple being present while fully feel.
Guiding a ‘blind’ person requires full awareness and trust, as much as letting someone entering your ‘personal’ space. These only can be done with compassion, serenity, and full awareness. These require you being fully present, feel the others person’s ‘personal’ space and make sure you are not going too far into this space.
These exercises further encourage the participants to let go from the fear of touching and being touched, by simple allow to give each other gentle massages and king strokes.

The second part ended with just holding each other hand while listening to relaxing music and being quiet in the present moment.img_6231The workshop ended with a dance off, and a final circle – where we introduced each other with the kindest words.

This workshop was only an introduction, a glimpse of how a little gesture can go a very long way.

Testimonials

‘Wonderful workshop tonight! Lots of positive and healing energy! Thank you’ (Mickela)

‘Great workshop last night. Really enjoyed it’. (Sarah)

‘The workshop was fun and spiritual at the same time.’ (Joanna)

‘So enjoyed Friday, it was fun, relaxing and affirming all in one go. Thank you for your lovely welcoming openness and playful spirit.’ (Jessie)

I invite you to see, experience and feel it fully for yourself on Friday, 30th of September 2016.

When: 30th of September 2016, 7-10pm
Where: At The Millman Street Community Center
50 Millman Street (entrance between numbers 34–36)
London
WC1N 3EW
Tube: Holborn/ Russell Square
Investment: £15.00

Do Dare…

…To Care!!

The Magic Mad Hat now offers twice a month a workshop specific dedicated to care:

Dare to Care- Introduction &
Dare to Care- Intensive

So what do these workshops imply?
For whom are they suitable ?
And what are the benefits- so basically why should you definitely attend one?!

These workshops are designed for EVERYONE who cares – cares about themselves, cares about someone else, cares about the environment & society as a whole.
These workshops are designed to re-introduce you the the fundamental basics of being human and profound simple human needs.

buttecup-the-tribe-impossible-dreamIn the old days families would live together in tribes where the elders would help to raise the youngest & the youngest would help to care for the elders.
During these times the elders were respected for their expertise, wisdom and life experience.
The youngest in return were allowed to be children while connecting deeply to nature and the basic principles of surviving, such as growing your own food or catching a fish.
In our days the elderly as well as the youngsters are put into institutions and any social human interaction has been replaced by IPhone & co. while constantly running after money to be able to pay for the institution where half of our family is kept.

The constant bombardment of bad news, war & terror – sending out ‘end of the world’ messages on a daily basis makes society freeze of fear, forgetting to be joyful while wondering where it all will go and how we will end up.pokemon-go-18
People hiding behind Pokemon Go, Twitter & Facebook instead of enjoying a stroll in the park has alienated people from each other so much so that ‘care’ slowly seems to become a word from the past.

BUT as bad as it all appears to be, parallel to it all, a reawakening is rising up – with more and more people wanting to return to humanity, to the human touch, to reconnect to nature and to be REAL again.

96145-92794Realizing that the way the world is going is neither satisfying nor in any way beneficial for being simple human, people around the world yawning for more laughter, for more inter – social interaction, for ways to be accepted & loved more and most importantly to be able to be there for the entire family- no matter if old or young.

In addition, more and more people are seeking ways to simple love themselves and to reconnect to the divine, universal love which connects us all.

With the ‘Dare to Care’ workshops, the Magic Mad Hat is inviting you to dare to receive care, to give care and most importantly to ACCEPT self-care!.

Both workshops are divided into two parts.

The first part focuses on ‘letting go’.
Consisting of fun warm up games/ exercises the first half is to inspire you to let you inner child come out and for you to be playful again. There is no right or wrong, there is no pressure, there is just you in the moment of joy.me
Further we will explore ‘The Laughing Body , the Listening Body’ – An invitation to rediscover our inner and outer Laughing Body, that jumps and plays, senses and appreciates itself and it’s environment.
It’s an invitation to explore our bodies through listening and interacting with others. Both workshops are focusing on tuning in with one’s awareness and one’s connection with the surroundings.  paul-and-ginevra

The second part of the workshop is dedicated to ‘The Art of Care‘- As a way to better understand ourselves, discover our body, and reflect on “Care”.
This session will show very simple ways of connecting with an other, without having to ‘go out of your way’.

As Patch Adams says: ‘Love is an Intelligent – your attention can stop somebody’s pain’.

You also will be introduced to simple techniques helping you to love yourself again.

The ‘Dare to Care’ – Intensive workshop also includes:

The theater of the clown: An exploration of improvisation and clown technique in the extraordinary and the ordinary: humor and clowning in all environments, being in the present, wonder/imagination, and mindfulness.IMG_5777.JPG

The Invisible Body: Dance and body work .

Both workshops are suitable for EVERYONE who cares – about themselves, about some one else, about the environment and about our society as a whole.

The skill acquired can be used for elderly, children, disabled or any other vulnerable people within  this world – including YOURSELF!!

Please join me for a journey of rediscovering the humanity within you as well as in your surroundings. Come and reconnect to the human touch.

Come and DARE TO CARE!