Dancing with my inner critic – TEDx RTW

In February 2016 I wrote a blog about an MI5 style investigation I had began into my inner critic.  I was surprised to receive many e-mails from people who had read this blog to say that they thought they were the only ones who had that voice in their head who despised their creativity.  This investigation expanded in a number of ways.  I created an on-line Inner Critic gallery where people from around the world submitted their own images, models and photos of their own inner critic.  With my friend Simon Cavicchia we started to run our 2 day “Playing at the Edge” workshops where we used a number of creative means to help shine a light on shame and get to know our super egos.  I even made a mask of my own Inner Critic in order to stand it its shoes and get a better understanding of how it thought, felt and moved.

And on Saturday 10th June 2017 my investigation took another interesting turn as I was invited to tell the story of learning to dance with my Inner Critic at TEDx RTW – a rather intense experiment to see what would happen if I were to share a rather personal story on a global stage.

Here’s what happened…