Clown Camp

Name of the activity: Clown Camp

Country/NMO: Colombia (ASCEMCOL)

Program: Health Systems

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Capacity Building (Training or Workshop). Teaching and develop knowledge, skills and techniques in a particular field. While training can have any form, workshops are more formal and also include exchange of information between participants.

General description:

To link art as a component parallel that accompanies the processes that apply to people who go to the centers of Health. From the techniques to be used, an encounter with various positive emotions is promoted, that will lead the doctor to accompany assertively, these spaces in which the patients are find in sensitive situations.

Focus area:

Health systems as a whole

Problem statement:

We know the challenger task that entails for the doctor, face daily the multiple stages and situations of the work; or having to transmit information assertively to patients and their families. Is in those moments in which the doctor plays a very important role as a professional and human being, must accompany the life of his patients in solidarity, presenting himself as a facilitator with clarity, hope and ethics.

Target groups:

Medical students, Healthcare Students, Doctors, Other health professionals


Children, Youth, Women, People with disabilities, Elderly people

Objectives and indicators of success:

-To sensitize the medical staff, strengthening the relationship with him and with the patient, from a more human perspective, and through the articulation of the tools of clown, impro and Neuro Linguistic Programming, among others, with personal work and purpose of life.

– To explore a new theatrical language to provide a clear message

from art.


For the development of the immersive experience, sessions between

30 and 90 minutes in which the application of instruments will alternate

linked to the following performing arts techniques:

Improvisation is an acting technique that liberates creativity, listening

active, connection with others, teamwork and promotes the creation of

stories through the personal imagination.

The clown is an acting technique that is based on innocence, empathy,

honesty, state of play, vulnerability, curiosity, authenticity and

positively promotes the resolution of conflicts, losing the fear of

ridiculous, increasing personal security and the ability to generate new

strategies to achieve objectives.

For its part, NLP enables the development of skills that facilitate

processes and makes them more effective, with a clear objective,

enhancing emotional growth, decision-making and


Plans for evaluation:

The evaluation will be done in real time, on one of the days of the training, in which a community health attention will be made considering the techniques learned, in order to have feedback and modification of learned knowledge. Subsequently, it is expected that said knowledge will be put into practice and that it may be self-evaluated by each participant, an issue in which special emphasis will be made.

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