The clown therapy or laughter therapy is a pedagogical physical support to traditional medicine that arises as an important tool available to physicians in the assistance and care of young patients, allowing them to overcome peacefully the impact with hospital reality.
Laughing infact has the therapeutic effect to speed up the healing journey with games, jokes and magic, clowns doctors accompany the child in his recovery with the simple but difficult task to give him a smile.
The creator of the clown therapy is the famous clown-doctor Patch Adams, who in Virginia has created a “revolutionary hospital” where the patients are surrounded by a bizarre and ironic world, full of good humor and laughter.
The joy and laughter make the therapeutic process, from the begining of hospitalization, more bearable, especially for children.
Even in the hospital children can keep ingenuity, imagination and playfulness accepting with pleasure the hospitalization.
MARA FALDUZZA ©