With almost two decades of trailblazing work with medical teams inside Israeli hospitals, and participation in over 50 humanitarian relief missions around the world, Dream Doctors has gained international recognition as an advanced expert in the field of the medical clowning. Drawing on a rich toolbox of skills that includes extensive training in theatre-based ‘clowning’ techniques, performance arts, medical practices and therapeutic care.
Dream Doctors’ training programs reflect Dream Doctors’ core values of compassion, generosity, love and respect for human life- regardless of a person’s religion, race, gender, age or cultural background.
Dream Doctors offer a range of customised online and in-person training and workshops, adapted to meet the needs and interests of professional and community groups from around the world. Inside Israel, Dream Doctors’ medical clowning training program is part of the curriculum in two leading medical schools.
- healthcare workers
- social workers and therapists
- university students
- humanitarian organisations
- professional clowning associations
- community and volunteer groups around the world
In Partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Dream Doctors Project was nominated by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to represent Israel abroad in a range of international conferences and venues. Dream Doctors teach and participate in training programs, humanitarian missions, and medical, and trauma-related conferences around the world.
General Objectives & Topics
- History of therapeutic medical ‘clowning’ and benefits for patients
- The importance of patient well-being in the advancement of healthcare delivery
- The role of the medical clown within the hospital’s medical team
- Proven research studies: an overview of scientific evidence about the benefits of therapeutic clowning
- Improve communication with patients through therapeutic ‘clowning’
- The use of ‘clowning’ techniques for intervention with traumatised populations
- Trust-building exercises to improve group dynamics with teams and patients
- Tools to facilitate ‘burnout relief’ among staff members