Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a healthy laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hope, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused and alert.

When laughter is shared, it brings people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Humor and laughter can strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free and easy to use.

Learn how clowning fosters wellness in the greater community and what careers are available beyond the stage and studio. Joan holds individually created workshops, for health-care professionals, drama and arts students, youth or school groups, with light-hearted play and humour as the essence of our communication. Letting go and releasing our authentic self can promote personal wellness in each of us.


Beyond Laughter is just a metaphor for  Joan’s  journey from her first having a dream of a ‘clown’ in the 80’s then following that dream towards the launching of the SickKids program, building towards an accredited ‘profession’, then founding the not for profit, Therapeutic Clowns International (TCI), sharing her expertise with the Cubans. Serendipity, colliding into other like-minded souls.

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