PURLIEUS – PUTTING YOUR LIFE IN CONTEXT

PURLIEUS – PUTTING YOUR LIFE IN CONTEXT

My Philosophy:

 

Running parallel to all my working life has always been my personal quest for knowledge of the psyche, which has driven me into personal therapy and studying. I have an PhD in Psychoanalysis  and an MA in Psychotherapy & Healing. The one quote that has been the undercurrent of my life was from my mother who was a prisoner of war and torn away from her country and family: 'the only thing you truly own is your mind and what’s inside'.  This has never been more true of today's life, which is becoming more fragmented and socially unstable. 

 

My Background:


My parents were Polish refugees from the second world war.  They fought in the war after they were ripped away from their family which they never saw again.  One of my uncles was murdered in Auschwitz and I am aware of the devastation of the resonance of war and trauma. 
I started Jongleurs Comedy Clubs with a £300 overdraft and a bicycle as collateral.  I learned about business as my business grew from one club in Battersea to sixteen over all the UK. I also learned how comedy was crucial to life and especially in times of uncertainty. I watched the growth of comedy both live and in TV and produced 2 series.  As the company grew so did the relationships with corporates and VC involvement. It was during this process I had to learn the art of negotiation on all levels.  Every level has its challenges and rewards, but business is the same as Stand-up comedy.  You have to keep going, be diligent,  have studied and been personally influenced by the psychoanalytic theories mainly of C G Jung and Melanie Klein. I  had many other jobs such as tea girl in a factory, assistant to MD in advertising and marketing and all aspects of theatre performance and production. I created  Jongleurs comedy brand with no money or business knowledge and developed it into a major recognisable company.

DREAMS AND THEIR MEANING

A 4hr Session.

The dream workshop will explore the history, common themes and theories to understand the meaning of dreams. Dreams have communal and individual messages, they can be prophetic and mostly revelatory.

COMEDY THERAPY

  FIND YOUR COMEDIC VOICE IN WORKSHOPS IN GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALLY.  THE THERAPEUTIC VALUE OF BEING ABLE TO REFRAME YOUR STRESSES OR DISTRESSING SITUATIONS INTO COMEDY IS IMMENSELY HEALING. 

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