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Can circus be a vehicle for personal growth? Carrie Heller has spent 30 years in the social circus world, helping clients and creating resources.

Carrie and Dr. Lauren Taglialatela show empirical evidence in a data driven study, that circus is good for not just your body, but your brain as well! Shannon sits down with Carrie in her beautiful space in Atlanta to find out how.

Carrie’s Certifications:

MSW:  Masters Degree in Social Work from Tulane University

LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

RPT: Registered Play Therapist



Page about the research paper:



International Journal of Play Therapy (published by the American Psychological Association):


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Regarding positive reinforcement:

“The Difficult Child” by Howard Glasser


Research articles on Crossing the Midline


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