Hume Health and Lifestyle recognise the many examples of the use of clowning in therapy, mental health , education and conflict resolution. Some projects are included below:
- Clowns without Borders
- Humanitarian Clowns Inc.
- Clown Doctors in Argentina
- Dr Patch Adams
- Team Henderson
One of our favourite clowns is Team Henderson. Lots of children across our region have taken part in Teams fun and educational activities – you can read all about hime and visit his website
Team Henderson has been performing and conducting workshops for 25 years, solo, and with the Bong Bong Hat Band and Fratellini Brothers. He has worked as a Chemistry and Biology teacher, and Educational Psychologist.
In 2006 / 2007 he traveled to Java and Hong Kong performing The English Show and teaching juggling to enhance the English language programmes.
He is a regular at the Royal Melbourne Show, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Zoo, Bendigo Easter Fair, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Apollo Bay Music Festival.
Team has been artist-in-residence at more than 60 schools, creating circuses, writing musicals, conducting song-writing projects, and creating performance pieces.
His passion for increasing the sum total of human happiness is equalled by his love of teaching people of all ages to juggle.
Beginning with light chiffon scarves, and moving onto make-your-own stress balls, juggling has great benefits for all aspects of learning and living. Team incorporates his own practice of yoga and tai chi into his circus skills classes, using relaxation, balance and visualisation as tools for better learning.