MeDiClown Academy offers a wide range of training programs and workshops and services ranging from working with corporate executives, healthcare professionals, patients, educators, students, retirees and people wanting significant transformation, mid-life change or alternative career.
Fellowship in the Art and Science of Medical Clowning (FASMC) A Certified Program – offered for the first time in India.
Contact us for registration (limited seats)
Our 600-hour program can be done in modules or in a full time 6-month course.
Indicative topics in our comprehensive modular program include:
- Fieldwork (in schools, villages, hospitals, community health centres, and corporates)
- Techniques for Sustainable Health and Well-being
- International Research and Benefits Across Occupations and Age Ranges.
- Research Tools and Methodologies
- Core Academics (Neuroplasticity, Positive Psychology, Medical Anthropology, Play Therapy)
- Workplace Protocols
- Traditional Art Forms (Carnatic Music, Silambattam, Karagattam)
- Movement Meditative Practices and Mindfulness
- Theatre and Clowning Skills (deep listening, observational and empathetic skills, movement, sound, rhythm, ukulele, voice, puppetry, storytelling)
- 16-day residential immersion experience with the creation of masks to delve deeper into individual clown personae as a tool for healing.
All of this and more! FASMC offers a unique livelihood, career opportunity and impactful social entrepreneurship, to be applied in a variety of occupations including medicine, mental and physical health, wellness, defense industry, business, education, spirituality and community development.
“If you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are right.”
Everything is possible when we dream,
and believe and put into action.
Some of our greatest leaders, heroes, film stars and yes clowns
didn’t think they were funny enough or good enough, or
smart enough, or rich enough…
When deep inside, you know and feel you are called, nothing can
or will stop you. Follow your dream. At the right time,
the Universe and the Divine conspire to make the impossible possible.
Eligibility Criteria: We recommend that the Candidate possess a bachelors or past graduate degree in any discipline from a duly recognised University. Life experience will be considered in exceptional cases.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “FASMC Registration”
Certified Clowning in Hospitality
Breaking down barriers, stimulating joy, happiness and fun through the engagement and the training of clowning, laughter and humour. Our training is broad in scope ranging from movement, voice and facial modulations, creating routines through a variety of means, storytelling, puppetry, basic magic and music. We also specialize in improvisational skills which help in reading your audience – be it a large group of people, or a corporate executive, a honeymooning couple, grandmother or child.
Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
Learn, design and deliver dynamic laughter yoga sessions in a variety of settings; understanding of the significance of laughter for physical and psychological health and well-being.
Certified MeDiClowning Course for Social Workers and Health Professionals
Art of Medical Clowning for Transformational Shifts Level 1
Transformational Shifts in Fieldwork Level 2
Workshops by Design and Request – 1.5 hours – 2 days
Introduction to Clowning as a Tool for Healing and Systemic Shifting in Healthcare, Education and Business to Whole Brain Thinking
Historical development and role of the clown in various cultures and societies: from ancient times to the modern day medical / therapeutic clown. Emerging trends to humanize systems, integrating arts, spirituality and science.
The Biology of Hope
The effect of positive language: theory and application. Skills in developing verbal and non-verbal language for enriching relationships and enhancing trust, empathy and compassion between the patient / client and healthcare provider.
Laughter, Happiness, Humour and Joy
History and theory of therapeutic and cathartic laughter; benefits – health, social, Scientific research has suggested that positive emotions and laughter stimulate neurological and chemical changes in the brain and body that boost the immune system. Re-framing negative thoughts and behavioral patterns; cultivation and sustainability of happiness and joy. Community Building, Stress reduction, Empowering people.
Communication Skills and Therapeutic Approaches of Storytelling and Puppetry:
Examining storytelling as a vehicle for self-understanding and healing. Using puppetry and creating animate objects from inanimate objects as an expressive art form. Exploring the creation of puppets and using puppetry as tool for education, therapy (client and family centric) social expression and as assessment tool.
Stress Release Workshops
Communication Skills Workshops
MeDiClown Classes by Design
Improvisation, theatre games and clowning techniques to: develop self-confidence, develop self and group trust, develop observational skills; be authentic and playful; heighten listening skills; create something from nothing, transform everyday objects into something extraordinary; create a world of wonder and fantasy; use tableau to create structure and story; develop the inner clown; understand and use external and internal movement, voice and rhythm; dramaturgy and improvisational structure; juggling and metaphors in action.
Improvisation Love Life and Laughter
Your Autopsy – Write Your Life Story Before Your Die
Light Your Darkness
Clownsultancy – coaching of strategies, modalities and approaches to healthcare
One on one sessions, mentoring services for patients, educators, health practitioners or leaders.
MeDiClowning for private and public facilities
Individual Plays and Performances
My Autopsy – performance
75 minutes performance
Light in Darkness – inter-disciplinary performance
45 minute performance
Hugo’s Whale of a Problem – puppet show
20 minute performance
Stand and Deliver
Speaking engagements / Keynote speeches
Now that you know about our services, training and workshops you may want to find out about how to contact us for a complimentary consultation.