Clownvets

Clownvets – A film by Esteban Rojas produced by Patch Adams.Every day in the US, over 20 Veterans commit suicide due to Post Traumatic Stress. This movie was just released on YouTube. I think you’ll find interesting if you can set aside the time. Dr. Hammerschlag makes a cameo...

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What is Clown Therapy?

The Clown/Fool/Jester is a recognizable figure in every culture in recorded history. The clown is an archetype, a human characteristic that’s biologically embedded in the mind, universally present in the human psyche. There are many archetypes; Kings, Warriors, Princesses, Wizards, and Demons, and...

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Using clown therapy to deliver mental health care

From CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY NEWS, OCTOBER 2014 The clown/fool/jester is a recognizable fgure in every culture. The clown is an archetype, a universal image that’s embedded in the brain. These images dwell in the unconscious mind. They can be animals, people, gods/goddesses, or objects (a tree, a...

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Clown therapy in Peru: Maria returns

For the last 7 years, I have been traveling with Dr. Patch Adams, the world’s most recognized humanitarian clown, and 100 other clowns from around the world, to participate in the Belén Festival. This is a community health project that educates people, promotes wellness, and brings joy, hope, and...

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Clown therapy helps people find answers within

The inaugural Clown Town Healing Fest, a visionary health care festival, proved to be a practical demonstration of the future of health care. One of its many innovative aspects is the promotion of the shift from the current model of intervention to one focused on prediction and prevention....

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Clown therapy is community psychiatry in disguise

Ever had a patient who not only got better but used the insights she gained from talking with you to help others in distress? I have just such a patient in the Peruvian Amazon. I’ve previously written about an annual clown trip to Peru that I make with my friend Patch Adams, MD, and 100 other...

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Clown therapy is community psychiatry in disguise

Publish date: October 14, 2016 By: Carl A. Hammerschlag, MDFrontline Medical News Ever had a patient who not only got better but used the insights she gained from talking with you to help others in distress? I have just such a patient in the Peruvian Amazon.I’ve previously written about an annual...

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The Art of Self-Disclosure

©Daniel/AdobeStock PORTRAIT OF A PSYCHIATRIST – Series Editor, H. Steven Moffic, MD The question of whether to self-disclose in my work as a community psychiatrist is a non-issue—it must be done. No matter how well-intentioned and well-trained you are, the community wants to know about what makes...

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Hammerschlag teaches Emergency Medicine how to heal

The word for health in the Navajo language is “hozho.” Hozho is also the word for truth, beauty, harmony, balance, and the great spirit. “What a wonderful concept: to be in balance, to be in harmony,” renowned psychiatrist Carl A. Hammerschlag, MD, CPAE, said. “When what it is you know with your...

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Humor is Life

In addition to being a psychiatrist, I’m also a humanitarian clown. For the last 30 years, I have traveled the world with my friend and holy brother, Patch Adams MD, perhaps the world’s most recognized humanitarian clown. Together, and with clowns from all over the world. I have gone to war...

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