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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Bernie Warren; Peter Spitzer
|ISBN:||1135022771 9781135022778 1299792871 9781299792876 9780203768686 020376868X|
|Description:||1 online resource|
|Contents:||Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Why Clown-Play belongs in healthcare; Not just for children: The value of play and games across the lifespan; Linking play to smiles and laughter; Is laughter good medicine? Putting humour and health in perspective; Notes; 2. How clowns play: a brief history of clowns using laughter and play for health; Clown-doctors and the tradition of fools as healers; The influence of medieval fools on modern hospital clowning; Research on clowns working in healthcare settings. Clowns working with staffFrom relying on others to working alone; Notes; 3. Clown-Play 101: integrating clown-plays into your own practice; Basic rules; 1 Preparation and planning: 'Measure twice, cut once'; Walk before you run; 2 Making appropriate choices: Questions to ask yourself; Who am I working with?; Why am I choosing to use:; How do I choose an appropriate clown-play?; When do I introduce the clown-play?; How long should the clown-play last?; 3 Successfully employing clown-plays in your practice; Where am I working?; Reading the scene / the moment; Engaging with your 'audience' (Playfully) reframing the interaction'Failure is the key to success'; 4 A few more words about the power of humour in healthcare; Notes; 4. Strategies and approaches; Creating a smile-filled environment; Let there be light ... ; Visual Cues; Do you know the way to ...? Importance of signs; On paintings and photographs: Monet a slip between cup and ...?; Humour Noticeboard; Objets d'art; Humour Carts and Baskets; Using clothing and costumes to brighten up lives and put smiles on faces; Wearing a hat or headpiece; Wearing a necktie; Wearing brightly coloured 'everyday' clothes. Adding a clothing accessory to your regular wardrobeWearing a costume piece or 'costume'; Wearing a clown nose; Working with a prop; Working with squeakers; Working with 'found' objects; Using song and music to change mood and engage communication; Notes; 5. Key to clown-plays; Introduction; Notes; 6. Clown-plays; 7. Next steps: replenishing your humour quotient; Once begun --
half done; Keeping yourself amused: ideas to humour yourself /your staff; Notes; 8. At-a-Glance Guide to clown-plays; References; Author Index; Subject Index.
|Responsibility:||Bernie Warren and Peter Spitzer.|