J-t keeps going on

The juggling therapy is continuing at the Emilia Bosis  Foundation inside a psychiatric daycare center. A group of patients has made 1 year of juggling-therapy. This group now proposes juggling workshops for children on the occasion of celebrations and gatherings. A big boost to their self-esteem and a good example of how anyone can become an asset to society.

During these months the juggling-therapy group will be involved in the preparation of a show with students of the horse-riding school of the Emilia Bosis Foundation in quality' of  consultant for the circus arts. they will teach to children juggling techniques to insert into their show.
On july we will post pictures of the show

Those are some pictures of the workshops frome the daycare's blog cdmentana.blogspot.it


Juggling-Therapy experience in Bergamo

Year: 2013
Who: Antonio Caggioni
Where: Italy - Bergamo - Emilia Bosis Foundation- Psychiatric Day care center

During the year 2013 the juggling-therapy was proposed in a day care center of Bergamo (Italy) at the Emilia Bosis foundation. The group consisted of 11 guests between 30 and 50 years with different psychiatric diseases.
The activity is carried out with weekly meetings lasting 45 minutes. The main objective was to stimulate body expression and coordination.
We started the construction of the materials that would be used for the activities during the first meetings.
The other meetings were following the same structure divided into three different phases:
-Heating and muscle relax
-Simple juggling exercises
-Relax and greetings.

This together with the use of the same music in every meeting has helped to create a setting that was known by the guests and within which they could find a space of expressiveness through the body using the relationship established with the objects of juggling.
The activity was appreciated by the guests and the participation was constant. Recall that the guests voluntarily attend this day care center  and voluntarily participate in activities.
Juggling-therapy was also a way to propose physical activity that might be more appealing than classical activity of gymnastics already present in the center. Juggling is a dynamic activity that takes place in constant motion, also working on balance and coordination.

We had started with meetings 1 hour hour that were assessed too challenging for the guests involved, we then reduced the duration to 45 minutes.

Along the way were taught to guests also teaching techniques of juggling, so that they could propose to teach friends and that they could use at parties organized by the foundation to offer workshops to children.

J-t on the press

"CIRCO" the italian  circus webmagazine has published an interview about j-t here is the link (only italian version available)    
           

J-t workshop

Again in 2011, on May 14th and 15th there will be a workshop of juggling therapy at the Vitt3 lyceum, an art-therapy school in Milan, Italy.Click here for more info (Italian only), or click here for the english version of the Vitt3 lyceum website.We are also organizing a 1 year master in juggling therapy, stay tuned for some news.

J-t Trip to Cirque du soleil's Saltimbanco


We would like to thank Cirque du monde that gave to us and all the clients of our hospital involved in the J-t project, the unforgettable chanche to attend to the show Saltimbanco in Turin.




TOOLS Section available

TOOLS section is now available, there you will find practical guides about teaching juggling,  building your own juggling stuff, and leading a j-t group. Stay tuned, and collaborate  by sending your guides! 

J-t workshop

On January 16th and 17th there will be a 2 day workshop of juggling therapy at the Vitt3 lyceum, an art-therapy school in Milan, Italy.Click here for more info (Italian only), or click here for the english version of the Vitt3 lyceum website.