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THE ART OF PLAYFUL ENGAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE - (for artists) Sydney

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Chippendale, NSW 2008

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The art of playful engagement in health care: finding your inner fool

Humour and empathy are the most powerful forms of human connection. Discover your playful self and how to connect and encourage other people’s unique senses of humour. This course is designed to help you discover and develop your skills as a clown/fool and to give you confidence in developing your unique voice as a performer.

It will also help prepare you for further training to enable you to work in a therapeutic capacity and help improve the quality of life of people living in a health care environment, or simply to be more able to express your unique fool and clown to the world at large. Learn strategies ‘outside the box’ to strengthen relationships in a healthcare setting.

Learning outcomes:

  • Graduate with an understanding in the art of Improvisation
  • Understanding the power of humour
  • Increase empathy and emotional intelligence
  • Building authenticity through breath and movement
  • Physical Play and mime
  • Develop skills in applied theatre

Ideal students:

Artists, health care professionals. Ideal for managers working in aged care services.

Facilitators:

Jean-Paul Bell

Jean-Paul Bell has been described as one of Australia’s greatest “humour-manitarians” believing that humour helps us to understand the orthodox, tolerate the un-pleasant and survive the unbearable. He is the Creative Director of the Arts Health Institute having developed the Play Up Program and overseen the training and support for more than 70 performers nationally.

Jean-Paul co-created the Clown Doctor Program that commenced in 1996, is the author of Laughter is the best medicine and has been the subject of three television documentaries. Jean-Paul’s performing background crosses many disciplines including theatre, cabaret, stand-up comedy, film and television.

Kate Sherman

Kate Sherman is a multi disciplinary performer, performance maker, educator and facilitator with a practice in movement. In 2015 she completed a Graduate Certificate in Arts and Community Engagement at VCA with the Centre for Cultural Partnerships. She has most recently Co Collaborated on a show entitled Genius for the Festival of Live Art (FOLA) with Neurodiverse performers. Kate Graduated from NIDA in 2005 and has been working Arts Health.

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