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Circus as an Educational and Therapeutic Tool

The Holistic Circus Therapy online training is suitable for occupational therapists, students, educators, circus artists, mental health workers, special needs service providers and anyone who works with people with learning differences, special needs or socio political challenges. Participants will leave with evidence based theoretical and practical skills required to incorporate circus as a social, emotional, physical and cognitive capacity building tool for individuals and communities. For learning objectives and course curriculum please see Holistic Circus Therapy Certified Training

The way it works online is with a combination of consultancy sessions and lectures as well as self-directed reading and practical tasks.

The time commitment is 15 hours (5 hours per week over 3 weeks).

Within the 3-week learning experience, participants attend a live 2-hour zoom session with course creator Jill Maglio, once a week. In that session, we go over the learning objectives, themes and practical applications for that week. The students are self-directed in completing the remaining coursework for that week or can choose to meet via Zoom with other course participants to work on some or all of the weekly tasks together (approximately 3 hours per week).

During last week there is a final presentation where students present 3 case study scenarios of circus interventions, they put together for different populations with the knowledge they have gained throughout the previous weeks. This is a supportive assessment where we all discuss the scenarios, best practices and theoretical evidence to support the activities chosen for each scenario.

After completion of the case study presentations, students are given a certificate of completion in facilitating circus as an educational and therapeutic tool by Holistic Circus Therapy. Upon completion of the course, students are also invited to join our community of international certified Holistic Circus Therapists via our private social media group.

Course graduates are given priority in joining one of our field projects with CircusAid. Please see the CircusAid Lombok Evaluation Report for more information about CircusAid project impacts.

The online course fee is $550 USD and includes, certification, support materials, presentation lectures, online library access and free access to our Teachable online curriculums https://circusaid.teachable.com/

Please direct message Jill at jill@holisticcircustherapy.com for enrollment and registration details.

Be Well Always,

Jill