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FUNNY TOOLS THAT ARE NO LAUGHING MATTER

CONFERENCE SUMMARY

Since 2002, the Dr. Clown Foundation’s therapeutic clowns have been visiting hospitals and long-term care centres to lift the spirits of individuals with serious conditions, such as pediatric cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, among others.

These colourful characters help create personal relationships that bring joy and hope to patients, seniors, families and staff members.

But behind all the fun are the ingredients of successful therapy. What are the skills, tools and competencies therapeutic clowns use in their interventions? Can some of these be adapted to our lives and in our workplaces? How can we tap into joy and the benefits it can bring, such as reduced stress, increased self-esteem, productivity and creativity?

 

objectives

  • Familiarize you with the therapeutic clown approach.
  • Discover the impact of the therapeutic clown approach on patients and residents.
  • Based on case histories, identify the interpersonal skills, tools and competencies used.
  • Inspire participants to draw on elements from this approach that could focus their resources on finding joy, motivation and the wealth of benefits they bring.

 

SPEAKER

Melissa Holland

 

OFFERED UPON REQUEST
CONTACT MARTIN GOYETTE

mgoyette@drclown.ca ou 514 845-7628, poste 223