Jennie loves working with different groups of people – and for different ends.
She has run workshops with medical students, exploring the effect they have on patients (and how they might change!). With doctors and lawyers on how to get the best history of the patient/client through listening and communicating for real. With senior citizens, on confidence, and creative story-telling; with young people on communication skills, literacy, acting and Shakespeare … (there is always Shakespeare!) With council workers on presentation skills and awareness of others’ needs; with unemployed people, ex-offenders, ex-soldiers suffering from post traumatic stress, helping them through drama and acting technique to develop self-pride and awareness.
Recently, Jennie has delivered a series of bespoke training workshops with Lambeth Living Housing, with North Bridge House School, Age Concern Camden, Graeae Theatre Company, and with Synergy Theatre Company working with ex-prisoners and inside prison. All these are with and for Giants Theatre Company (www.giantstheatre.com) . Using acting exercises and specially written scenarios performed by professional actors, the workshops are designed to improve communication, and maximize the potential and self confidence of participants.
The Head of Training at Lambeth Living, Elaine Cousins wrote:
The participants were 16 members of staff from Estate Services Team. Initially some were hostile and dismissive to this training; they couldn’t see the relevance of using actors or anything theatrical for their work. It was the most radical and different training ever used at Lambeth. But from initial comments like ‘I could be getting more done if I was in the office’ we got universally positive feedback best summed up by Kevin: ‘Arrived pessimistic: left optimistic’
Jennie teaches with enthusiasm and encouragement. She hates bullying, patronizing and belittling. She firmly believes you can only help someone to find the best in themselves by showing them respect. And praise. And applause.
If you are interested in learning more or hiring Jennie to work with your company, please get in touch
And please check out Giants Training – Being You Brilliantly