Category: W3 Reflection

Clown Doctors in NYC

I chose to reflect on “Clown Doctors in NYC.”  The article describes the day-to-day activities of the clown doctors and their similarities to shaman healers.  These “clown doctors” are clowns who come around the hospital in their clown costume with…

Clown Doctors in NYC

I decided to write about “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine.” It is an article based on a clown care unit in pediatric New York City hospitals. There are groups of professional clowns, usually two or three, dressed up resembling…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The article “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine” was about the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit (CCU). This group worked in the pediatric wards in the NYC hospitals. These clown doctors can be compared to the shamans seen…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The article I chose to reflect on is titled, “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine.” This article described the group referred to as the CCU, or Clown Care Unit, of New York City hospitals. The healers of this article…

Clown Doctors in NYC

In 1986, Michael Christensen co-founded the Big Apple Circus for the Clown Care Unit, an organized group of clowns that specially serve seven different pediatric wards around New York City. These professionally-trained clowns spend two to three days a week…

Clown Doctors in NYC

After reading this article I was both shocked and thrilled to see something like this happening in hospitals, especially New York! It is great that modern western medicine is incorporating non-traditional styles of healing to help their pediatric patients and…

Shamans in Mongolia

The documentary film The Horse Boy tells the story of a boy with autism and his parent’s journey to heal their son. At the start of the film we are introduced to Rupert Iaacson and Kristen Neff, but the story…

Welcoming Shamans

This week I chose to analyze the slideshow posted called Welcoming Shamans. I really didn’t know exactly what a shaman was before looking through this link. My first thought about what a shaman was is someone who is from the…