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Clown Around

This clown brain healing session will introduce you briefly to the spirit of sharing non verbal communication with kindness and humour.

SOLD OUT

  • Date:
    • Monday 29 April 2019
  • Time:
    • 14.00 - 15.00
  • Venue:
    • Round Room, Global Brain Institute 
  • Booking:
    • Booking required (10-14 spaces available)

About this event:

Therapeutic clowning is about experiencing clown techniques from the circus and theatre world, with the aim of improving health and well being. The importance of laughter to health is increasingly appreciated and as a result, the process of clowning has caught the attention of neuroscience. However, clowning is more than just laughter. It embraces our fundamental needs for playfulness and diverse communication in a non-judgmental context.

The right hemisphere of the brain is heavily used during non-verbal communication, which is a central aspect to clowning. This clown brain healing session will introduce you briefly to the spirit of sharing non-verbal communication with kindness and humour. It is about exercising openness in being silly and playfulness in silence. It is not intended to present you into being a clown.

Event Facilitator:

Lenisa Brandao is a fellow in the Global Brain Health Institute. As a Speech-Language Therapist, she practices clowning with a group of older adults who survived stroke and are living with aphasia in Brazil.