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Front Page of Vol 5  No showing  Clowns for Children's Hospital, WilwaukeeMarch 2000

Vol. 5, No. 1

Clowns for Children's Hospital, Milwaukee Wisconsin

"Doing the Dance" from Jim Ellis a Social Worker at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

"By going to the level of the child and engaging the child in their body language -- their play, you create an abstract which is like a dance - a spontaneous dance." -- Jim Ellis

"I Could Even Cry with this Clown" From Ken and Stella Thiessen, Hospice Clown from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"Sometimes there would be so much joy [in the hospice room] that it would even bring people to tears as they valued life and appreciated this incredible moment of being lifted above where they are [hospice]"

"Spirituality and the Practice of Clowning" from Alex Chamberlain, a Chaplain at Saint Allophones Medical Center in Boise, Idaho.

"Clown Chaplaincy?" From Rev Gina Rose Halpern, Director of Healing through Arts at the Chaplaincy Institute for Arts and Interfaith Ministries. CA

"Drawing Out the Spirit" from Shobi Dobi -- Respecting patients' privacy and beliefs

Frong Page of Vol 5 No.2 featuring Richard SnowbergJuly 2000

Vol. 5, No. 2

Richard Snowberg and The Caring Clown - The founder and director of Clown Camp at the University of LaCrosse, Wisconsin

In 1991, Richard brought awareness of the role of the clown in health care facilities by writing and publishing The Caring Clown - How Humour, Smiles and Laughter Overcome Pain, Suffering and Loneliness.

Gateway to the Heart. A whole day at the 2000 COAI Convention dedicated to the Clown in Community Service.

It started with the hotel accidently giving our alley an extra day (Sunday) free. . . so the caring clowns moved in.

Pierre's Laughter - a quote from War and Peace by Tolstoy which was read by John Lynch at the convention.

Working Through FEAR from Eloise Cole, aka Rainbow, the Clown

"When we get caught up in our own fear, it takes away from our being able to be present . . . A way to look at fear is taking those uncomfortable feelings and converting them to 'Friendly, Empathetic, 'Appropriate and Responsive actions." [REAR]

Los Payasos - Dancing at the Bedside of Death A poem by Victoria Millard of Seattle Washington. This poem is about clowning with a dying child.

Payasas! Payasos! Clowning in Guatemala

There was a priest, a dentist and two clowns walking up the mountain . .

"Ripples of Love from Russia" - a clown trip with Patch Adams from Sara Mixon, of Seattle, Washington

"Taking Time. . . Taking Risks" from Jeff McMullen

"The watch was invented in 1904 and since then everything seems to be getting faster, except the clown's approach to a child. . . . "

Something to Think About: The Dignity of Risk - children with disabilities.

A Story from Blessings the Clown - Judi Rowe, Clinical Pastoral Chaplain, Orlando Florida

Risk Management - from Shobi

Front Page of Vol. 5  No. 3 featuring the Clown Docs of St. Louis Childrens' HospitalSeptember 2000

Vol. 5, No. 3

The Clown Docs of St. Louis Children's Hospital

This successful program is part of the Child Life Services Department and even has medical interns doing clown rounds!

The Magic Circle by Camilla Gryski a therapeutic clown at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children

The Sacred Clown, By Dagen Julty (Happy Dan the Music Man from Shutesbury Massachusetts

Our clown roots. . . the backwards shaman . . .

Reiki - Human Touch at its Best by Siddheshware Sullivan with comments by Shobi Dobi

"Over the Rainbow" A story from Mary O'Brien of Boise Idaho

Clowning in a World of Hurt . . . Shelters from Shobi

Face Painting in the Hospital from Shobi and infection control from Patty Wooten.

Front Page of Vol 5 No 4 showing clowns on  Tian'anment Square, ChinaDecember 2000

Vol. 5, No. 4

Hello . . . I love you!

Forty-four clowns on a trip to China with People to People Ambassador Programs and Patch Adams

There is a Chinese Proverb: If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.

How would you like to spend the rest of your life . . . sitting on the edge of a giggle? From Shobi Dobi

Worry Dolls and other little creatures to watch over you. Little props to make and give away.

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