Holistic Circus Therapy Trainings

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The intensive training is suitable for educators, social workers, therapists, parents, circus trainers, mental health workers, special needs service provers, and anyone who works with marginalized populations.

Participants will leave with theoretical and practical skills to enable them to incorporate circus as a social, emotional, physical, and cognitive capacity building tool for individuals and communities.

No prior circus or university experience required.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand and utilizing the HCT Practice Model

  2. Occupational Therapy Theory and Practices: Grading tasks, client centeredness, assessment, intervention and goal setting

  3. Examining and applying instruction for the purpose of increasing social, emotional, physical and cognitive capacities.

  4. Teaching to different learning styles

  5. Identifying and working with differences in sensory-motor abilities, visual perception, gross and fine motor control, and executive functions

  6. Working with refugee populations

  7. Safety of staff and participants

  8. Individual and group focused instruction

  9. Planning and evaluating a workshop



Completion for the training will leave participants certified by HCT in teaching circus to people with learning differences, special needs, and socio-political challenges.