Benefits and research page

 

Aerial and circus arts offer contexts with which to develop physically, emotionally and socially. Filled with both achievement based and creative activities that help boost self esteem by helping participants to gain performance skills, build a positive self image and develop a healthy attitude to exercise and risk taking.

By developing and enhancing skills such as motor co-ordination, eye-hand/foot co-ordination, muscular and joint strength and flexibility, balance, self esteem, self expression, attention, coping strategies, social and emotional intelligence; a strong foundation is formed that is transferable to many aspects of life,

 

Below is a list of interesting articles and studies about Occupational therapy and circus:

 

1 : Potential partners in enhancing the health and wellbeing of todays youth - Download pdf

Jill maglio and carol mckinstry Faculty of health sciences, school of occupational therapy, la trobe university, melbourne, victoria, australia

 

 

2 : Learning, arts, and the brain - Download pdf

The dana consortium report on arts and cognition, organized by michael gazzaniga, ph.D

 

3 : Why circus works

The carnival chronicles - why circus works (especially for children) - hand analogy by reg bolton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mktl-3ivkie&feature=youtube

 

4 : Why circus works - Download pdf

Phd : Reginald Bolton

 

5 : The effective circus project

http://www.uta.fi/cmt/index/wellbeing-effects-from-social-circus.pdf

 

6 : Circus arts workshop helps cancer patients thrive

http://digital.vpr.net/post/circus-arts-workshop-helps-cancer-survivors-thrive#stream/0

 

7 : Effect of juggling therapy on anxiety disorders in female patients download pdf

 

8 : Juggling 'can boost brain power

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3417045.stm

 

9 : Juggling kids beat dyslexia - BBC

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/2714175.stm

 

10 : Juggling and whole brain

http://www.laughways.com/pdf/whole_brain_learning.pdf

 

11 : Teachers link juggling to improved academic skills

http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr393.shtml

 

12 : The benefits of learning to juggle for children Written by dave finnigan

http://www.learntojuggle.net/448%20pdf%20files/benefits.pdf

 

13 : The life threatened child and the life enhancing clown: towards a model of therapeutic clowning

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2008/949505/abs/

 

14 : Effect of Regular Circus Physical Exercises on Lymphocytes in Overweight Children

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0120262

 

 

 

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