It unfolds differently, too. Bursts of laughter are more rare, the process is more poetic, it’s more about being soothing.
Roman: Clowns and children simply go together. On the other hand, with seniors, the clowns can be perceived as something not quite appropriate. It’s tougher, but I really enjoy the geriatric ward. As soon as we achieve acceptance, from that point on the possibilities are limitless. That is fascinating for me.
What is your way of coping with such a demanding line of work?
Jitka: It is important to have psychological supervision, so that we have everything under control. What also helps is making time just for myself, to process everything, to analyse it and to work through it.
Roman: I agree, having time just for yourself is important.