HEALTHCARE CLOWNING – exploring the clown’s role in a medical environment – Emerson, UK
Sunday June 17, 2018 – Friday June 22, 2018 Starts 19:30 on first day – Finishes 12:30 on last day
with Vivian Gladwell and Joy Winistörfer
“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” Voltaire
Working in a healthcare environment such as a hospital or a medical institution, clowns require skills such as: empathy and sensitivity to people’s space, communicating without words, moving with ease through charged emotional situations and staying connected with heart whilst assessing the needs of the situation.
As clowns we connect to patients, their family, the medical staff, our clown partner and ourselves. These connections are the ground out of which our work grows. In a medical environment our audience often have to cope with their own fragility and questions.
Our responsibility requires us to learn how to better listen and connect in moments of pain or stress.
This course offers an introduction to healthcare clowning and is for anyone who has begun or is already on this journey.
The group is limited to 12
PRE-REQUISITE: This course requires participants to have some experience of clowning.