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Online workshop : « Humor, belonging, shame and the inner child »

Together, we will explore our loving humor
and different ways of how this
can restore compassion to our shame,
the certainty of our belonging to the world,
and the dignity of our particular personal tragicomedy.
n the distant territories of childhood, we might have suffered from the ironic humor (characteristic of mockery) of people who in some way represented authority and knowledge (family members, teachers, etc.). These limiting judgments led us to feel a deep shame that has remained in our adulthood. Now, as grown-ups, these traces of doubts about our creative talents, our intellectual capacity, our body, etc., have contaminated our natural joy and spontaneity.

Together we will explore these sources of limitation, this exploration will allow us to free limiting beliefs established in childhood, it can open a door to nourish our confidence and self-esteem. We will celebrate our tragicomedy with compassion and kind humor, moving toward a liberating understanding and acceptance of yourselves.  

« The loving dimension of bright laughter
can restore creativity, momentum,
and confidence to continue pursuing
our dreams in an ever-changing world »

Directed by:
Alain Vigneau
May 1st 2021
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
and 3:00pm to 6:00pm (CEST)
Participation fee:
Sponsoring price : 150 €
Normal price : 120 €
Reduced price : 90 €

«The Way of the Clown» returns in 2022
Date :
April 27th to may 1st  2022

lain Vigneau is a clown and theatre director. He was born in France and has been living in Spain since 1989, where he directs the theatre "La Stravagante", and where he has worked with the international organization "Clowns without Borders". For several years he has been teaching training courses in art therapy and drama therapy, and leading workshops in South America and Europe that combine clown and psychotherapy ("Clown essencial").

Many people, during the SAT Program workshops, have met him and gained insight into his exceptional work that is enjoyed and valued by all. He is, internationally, one of the major representatives of the theatrical work created in collaboration with Claudio Naranjo within the SAT Program.     
«What can I say after this work? A huge thank you from the heart! I thought I was going to be a clown, the clown as usual, but your work revealed many other things about me! My part of shadow well buried! You have the ability to "unite" an entire group in a bubble of respect and mutual understanding where everyone can open up, cry, laugh, reveal themselves without fear through your clown work. You also have the gift of reading us, of scanning us in a benevolent way in order to reveal us better.
A single word comes to mind LOVE!

After this "experience" I have only one desire, to continue this introspection and not to forget to BREATH! I wish to meet you again for Module II.
Kisses from the heart.»

Chantal (2019)

«Through the Essential Clown work, we have the possibility of accessing a space which, thanks also to Alain's incredible know-how and the natural benevolence of the group, allows us to finally welcome with a little lightness our limits, our clumsiness, our pretension, our suffering,... And as if by magic, we discover that this is the same space where, more quickly than we would expect, we also find the momentum and joy to celebrate life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this precious opportunity!»
Pietro (2018)

«Five days of pure joy and deep insights under the supervision of a magician of the wonder of life, who knows perfectly how to create among the participants a shared atmosphere of full acceptance where any kind of judgment disappears. The absolute freedom to express ourselves and the opportunity to see the performing of our own “black side of the moon” without shame or guilty feelings. “One small step for a woman of 64, one giant leap for my family karmic transformation”. Thousands of thanks to Alain and to my new friends from the Sea of Tranquility.»
Roberta (2018)

«The work is overwhelming!

My heart is still inflamed when thinking about the lived experience! Without fear of exaggeration, Alain Vigneau has just changed my life forever!»

Roberta, actress (2017)

«I struggle to put into words how the way of the clown was.... the sharing, laughter, tears, intimacy, joy, fear (at being seen just as I am) and vulnerability - is something I have never experienced in this way before. To be seen by others, to have fun and play with serious material and work with the paradoxes of this - well it is special and unique and stays in my heart always.  If anyone gets the opportunity to do this - grab it with both hands. It is a priceless gift for yourself and all those in your life... Grab it!»
Jamie, doctor (2017)

“Working with Alain is to stand facing the void, daring to do a double somersault knowing that his tenderness and sensitivity are there to receive us!”

“Alain is an artist who composes masterpieces of hope with the broken pencils of our troubled stories”
James, coach

“The clown blew on the almost dying embers of a distant creative path. Thanks to its imprint, deep inside, my heart laughs at very high decibels, while on the outside, I breathe more calmly in everyday life”
Sandra, lawyer

“The meeting with Alain has allowed us to discover ourselves in the midst of others, and to face ourselves being amongst and with the world, the implacable reality of our childhoods, our anguish, our fears...
The clown link is good for us, so share it with your neighbors, friends and families; it is a long path, so courage to all, and enjoy those much needed moments spent together, a clown friend!”

Ludovic, rural policeman

“Thank you to all your little red noses for your smiles, your tears, your humanity”
James, writer

"Getting in touch with our child power and send packing our fears, our image, whatever we hold onto.
Getting in touch with our emotions, our childhood experiences, the soft ones and the hard ones, and receiving them, welcoming them, recognising them. Having fun, crying, laughing together, love ourselves in our infinite diversity and in our unity”

Jean, architect

“Thank you for these memorable moments, the hearty laughter and the tears expressed or contained... I feel alive, happy to have reconnected with one of my childhood dreams, grateful to have had so much fun with you”
Marie Claire, therapist and coach

“What a wonderful bubble of humanism this clown weekend…”
Carine, physiotherapist


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