The clown is really a natural part of all of us, but one that probably got shut away or overlooked when we "grew up" and started being serious. Clowning involves taking what you need to express and stretching it to its most extreme possibility. Life is often one big, beautiful mess, so being able to replace heavy emotional reactions, such as anger, fear, judgement or shame, with lighter emotions, such as a laugh or a smile, can be immensely liberating as well as good for our health.
There is a strong link between how you feel and how your body heals
Dr Richard Aicken / Starship Hospital, Auckland
Clown Workshop at Aio Wira 2016