Workshops, Talks and Lectures
Mental Health Self-Care Workshops for Dancers
Birmingham 26th August 2019 at DanceXchange
I offer interactive Mental Health Self-Care Workshops for performing arts students aged 14+ and professionals. The talks include recognising mental health symptoms, how they relate to performers as well as looking at typical underlying factors and triggers. Break-out groups will explore their relationship with food, perfectionism, social media influences and body image.
A discussion regarding the relationship between mental health and injuries is also part of the workshop. Participants will learn techniques to use for themselves and also to help others. Due to the subject matter, some issues may come up for participants during the workshop, so a few short, confidential one-to-ones will be available with me afterwards.
These workshops run between 1 and 2 hours, depending what is required, with an additional thirty minutes for one-to-ones mentioned above, if required.
A 1 hour workshop is also available specifically dealing with performance, audition and exam anxiety. Other tailor made workshops can be discussed with the school/company.
I present dance science talks and in 2019 I have so far been invited to speak at the International Association of Dance Medicine Science (IADMS) regional meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland in March 2019.
I was a guest lecturer at the University College London (UCL) on their Performing Arts Medicine MSc course in March 2019.
Ballet Boost at Pineapple Studios in July, August and October 2019
Ryan Jenkins – ID Company #werkit at Guildford University in July and Birmingham in August 2019
Workshop for the RAD teachers’ CPD day in London – July 2019
Nicholson School of Dance August 2019
Razzmataz Medway – September 2019
Dance Ireland Workshop and Mental Health panel – November 2019
Please contact me for bookings or for more information.