Lisa Voth, BFA, MA, RCC

Lisa_Voth_Facilitator_in_bubble_bwAs an experienced instigator and facilitator of play (FOR ADULTS) Lisa creates safe places for creative play, new possibilities and empathic communication in even the most solemn of circumstances. She gets to the heart of the matter and creates room for individual and group growth and development.

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Some formal details.

Curious about the many things the world holds to play with she has facilitated transformative workshops on play, neuroscience, wellness, communication and creativity for over a decade, both internationally and nationally.

This includes:

  • working with organizations and groups such as THNK, SFU Theatre Department, Vancouver School Board, Naramata Center, Watari Counselling & Support Services, Rhodes Wellness College, Kingsgate Chorus, Ministry of Children & Family Services, Canadian Mental Health Association, SFU Community Engagement and Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center.
  • teaching and facilitating diverse groups of people, both internationally and nationally, for over 10 years.
  • over a decade of studying under, apprenticing with, and assisting master clown teacher David MacMurray Smith, creator of Fantastic Space Enterprise, who teaches “Personal Transformation and Creative Character Development through Clown” among other body-based creative practices.
  • completing a teacher training course and creating a clown turn with John Turner of Mump & Smoot (Canada’s well loved clown duo).
  • completion of a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology with a focus on body-based therapy and play.
  • studying with various teachers internationally, including Lila Monti in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Deanna Fleysher.
  • 4 years of comprehensive theatre training through Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC.
  • performing individually and with an all women’s clown collective, The Assembly.
  • Directing, dramaturging and co-creating a clown piece with a clown duo in Vancouver.
  • working for 2 years in Central America, first as head of the artistic committee in a clown collective that worked on HIV/AIDS prevention in Guatemala and then in the theatre department of a women’s collective in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

She thinks of this as her “Practice of Play.”

These fascinations and challenges have led her to facilitate groups, hold individual sessions, perform & direct in Vancouver and internationally. She describes her facilitation style as warm, intuitive, sneaky, informed & playful. She love finding new possibilities; crossing disciplines she find ways to de-stabilize, play with, & re-create worn out ways of knowing and being in individuals and society.