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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Saturday, November 8 • 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Holistic Circus Therapy: An Introductory Workshop

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Holistic Circus Therapy, first developed in Australia, uses circus skills as an empowerment and educational tool for individuals and communities. Activities are client-centered to reflect the interests, goals, and functional abilities of participants. As a discipline, circus provides a variety of experiences and activities that facilitates positive emotional, physical, and mental health outcomes. The integration of occupational therapy and circus promotes play, fun, and creative expression inclusive of people eligible for special services within the areas of social, physical, cognitive, emotional, and community health. In this 80-minute workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of circus skills, ranging from juggling to hula hoops and clowning games. No prior circus experience necessary, but dress comfortably and come prepared to be up on your feet and doing!


Jill Maglio, MS, OTR/L

Jill Maglio, MS, OTR/L, is the founder of holistic circus therapy, which combines occupational therapy with elements of circus arts, dance, and theater. After five years of research and study in Melbourne, Australia, Europe, and South East Asia, and acquiring a master’s in occupational therapy practice from La Trobe University, Jill returned to the U.S. in 2010. Since then, she has worked to legitimize circus skills as an effective... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY