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, direct client services and team building workshops that utilize circus as an evidence based educational and therapeutic community building tool to increase functional capacities and occupational participation of service recipients. 100% of profits received from HCT’s services fund CircusAid projects. 

CircusAid is the social innovation branch of our integrated business model that provides free services, grounded in evidence based practices and developed from occupational therapy and social circus expertise and research. CircusAid projects help people displaced by war and natural disasters attain transferable life skills to promote greater success in unstable physical and political environments.


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Teaching in East Asia - Circus Development
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  • "Holistic Circus Therapy activities are usefulness in facilitating joint attention, enhancing coordination and the self worth that arises from engagement in meaningful occupations."

    Charles E. Gallagher

    DOT, MA, OTR/L

  • "Jill's hoop class was one of my daughter's favorite experiences. She had a great time and the chance to learn new things. All it takes is the right teacher"

    Julia Carson

    parent of participating student at the AYCO regional festival 2012

  • "Working, learning, and growing with [HCT] was one of the best life experiences I've had to date and one which has deeply impacted my approach to body movement, health, connection and education...."

    Rachel Rubin

    Circus and Yoga Teacher, Spark Circus

  • "I never realized how many circus facilitators are natural occupational therapists. This has given me so many ideas about how Ot's can work with this amazing resource."

    Jen Gash

    Creative OT's United Kingdom

  • "You help me understand that I have things to offer, that I have the ability to make connections, and I dont have to be so afraid of physical contact with others"

    HCT workshop participant

  • "Awesome workshop filled with lots of theory, practical examples and discussion on how circus can be used as therapy for people with special needs. A great opportunity...."

    Rebecca Mackay

    Special education teacher, ACT Australia

  • It's a pleasure to see people so highly skilled and talented in not only their circus passions and knowledge of learning differences, but also equally as passionate in sharing that with others."

    Pete Duncan

    Circus Eruption and Dynamix Wales, UK

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