Thursday 25 April - Saturday 27 April 2019
Starts 10:00 on first day - Finishes 17:00 on last day

Who cares?

A clowning workshop for doctors


Clown improvisation, which derives from theatre improvisation and the art of the court jester, has been reported to heighten perceptual and emotional awareness, creativity and “knowledge in action”, self-acceptance and acceptance of others combined with a heightened degree of empathy and, overall, a profound and lasting sense of personal growth and development. It can sharpen the awareness of human interactions, reinforce previously learned communication skills- Empathy has been shown to enhance the doctor-patient/nurse-patient relationship and outcomes in terms of diagnostic accuracy,patient and doctor satisfaction and patient enablement.  Juggling the combined pressure of patient-centred practice and management of quality initiatives and changes in health service suggest there is a substantial risk of burn-out. Factors affecting this are complex but enhancing  emphatic skills can boost resilience. Clown improvisation can enhance a creative, patient-centred style of consulting and caring .

Together Dr. David Wheeler and Ms Angela Hopkins  invite you to the world of Clown-light days of fun, letting go and freeing up!

The group size is limited to 12.

Facilitators: David Wheeler and Angela Hopkins. This workshop will be held in easy-to-follow English









Dr. David Wheeler is a GP in Greenwich, London since 1988, a Programme Director for the Greenwich GP Training Scheme, a teacher of supervision skills (Conversations Inviting Change) and has worked as
a coach for the London Coaching and Mentoring Service. He has trained in clown improvisation with Nose to Nose since 1993 and published an article on the benefits of this work on doctors’communication skills in the British Medical Journal in 2008. Links to this and other articles on clowning may be found at www.clowndoctor.co.uk and www.nosetonose.info/



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Angela Hopkins thrives in the spaces between cultures and languages, ideals and realities, the mundane and the absurd, tragic and comic. Clowning opened up the doors to all these inspiring worlds and more. Born in Bristol (UK), raised both in the UK and in Germany, shy by nature, mother of four, co-founder of Timeout a holistic farm for youth with special needs,  English teacher and project manager, Scottish touring cook, and clowning facilitator. The common threads in every aspect of her life are play, playfulness and joy.

Workshop fee: € 275

Dates: 25.-27th April Thursday/Friday/Saturday

Times: 10am-5pm

Anmeldung :

Nach Eingang der Workshopgebühr wird der Platz bestätigt.

IBAN DE15 4306 0967 7903 7884 01

Eine Anmeldung ist verbindlich, wenn der Workshopgebühr eingezahlt wurde. Der Workshop findet ab einer Mindestteilnehmerzahl von 6 Clowns statt. Für den Fall, dass der Workshop ausfällt, werden bereits bezahlte Beträge zurückerstattet. Bis 14 Tage vor Workshopbeginn ist die Stornierung möglich. Bis 7  Tage vorher fallen 50% der Workshopgebühren an, danach 100%. Wenn ein Ersatzteilnehmer gefunden wird, entfallen sämtliche Stornogebühren.



Q: Can I talk to someone? A: If this is the first time you have worked with Nose to Nose, you might like to write or talk to us. Just send an email with your phone number to berlin@nosetonose.info and we’ll call you as soon as possible.

Q: Are there still spaces available on the course? A: Yes. It will not be possible for you to book if there are no spaces available.

Q: Can you put me on the waiting list? A: Sure, just write to berlin@nosetonose.info to ask. We will put you on our waiting list and let you know when a place becomes available.

You will be emailed further details

Getting there:

The nearest airport is Berlin Schönefeld, we will advise you on the easiest way to get to the venue.



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