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"I am passionate about helping people get what they want in any course I teach. In clowning, that's often to be more spontaneous, truthful and joyful. l love what I do."

Carol Thompson originally studied English and Theatre Arts at the University of Toronto, and her first job was as a secondary school teacher of English and Drama. She then went on to study acting at The Drama Studio in London before taking to the boards in the UK as an actor and director.

Her career took a change of direction when she qualified as a Psychosynthesis Therapeutic Counsellor and NLP Master Practitioner, and became a Communication Skills Trainer and Laughter Leader, training in "Coaching Happiness" with Dr Robert Holden and "Laughter Yoga" with Dr Madan Kataria.

But there was something more life-enhancing and joyful that would bring together everything that she had done previously and that was clowning! Carol started working with Vivian Gladwell of Nose to Nose, first learning the ways of the clown for herself before going on to train as a Clowning Facilitator. She now works with Nose to Nose in a small team of Clown Facilitators on a two-year programme that takes people through five different levels of clowning, from the basics right up to the skills of performance and social clowning.

Carol also works throughout Europe on a freelance basis with people of a range of different backgrounds and interests including teachers, trainers, coaches, doctors, psychotherapists, meditators, families, couples, singles, and anyone else who wants to learn!

Carol was a founding member of The Fool Effect, a clown improvisational theatre group performing in festivals, theatres, community centres and other locations, and continues to perform as a clown at conferences, book launches, training sessions and meetings.

Carol lives in North London with her psychotherapist and author husband. They both love walking and, over time, have visited about 20 different Greek islands. They have now finally found THE favourite island for walking, working and playing . and that's Paxos! 

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