March 30 – 31, 2024

Holistic Circus Therapy Training

With Jill Maglio

About This Training

The Holistic Circus Therapy Training explores how existing evidence-based occupational therapy interventions used to improve motor control, sensory processing, executive function, and social and emotional health can be paired with social circus philosophy to provide effective services within the pediatric, mental health, special needs, aged care, community health, and social political sectors. The practice of circus-themed occupational therapy requires task analysis of activities, clinical reasoning, evidence-based approaches, and evaluation tools to facilitate greater application for diverse service users. Practitioners of circus-based occupational therapy will be able to provide interventions and demonstrate effective psychosocial change for individuals and their communities.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion.


March 30 – 31, 2024
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
(includes a 30 min lunch break)

Cotton Mill


Students should have completed at least a high school level of education.

18 & up or by permission of instructor

About The Coach

Jill Maglio is an occupational therapist with over 15 years of experience using circus as an educational and community-building tool. To date, she has trained nearly 1000 people internationally in the methodology she created called the holistic circus therapy practice model.

Holistic Circus Therapy (HCT) LLC is a registered, accredited private practice that combines occupational therapy with circus arts to address the unique health needs of individuals and communities. HCT provides professional development trainings, fieldwork placements, and direct client services that utilize circus as an evidence-based educational and therapeutic tool to increase functional capacities and occupational participation of service recipients. Find out more about Jill’s work here: NBCOT Innovation Award 2022.

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