My proactive Mental Health, Self-Care Workshops are created for performing arts students from the age of 13 through to professional performers. They are also suitable for those working with dancers; dance teachers, physical therapists, dance science students and also the parents of students. The workshops can be presented in person, via videolink and new for 2021, the Help4Dancers app. Participants will learn techniques to help them become mentally fitter and emotionally stronger, giving you greater resilence and awareness of the importance of this type of self-care. The workshops cover ways to recognise mental health symptoms, such as anxiety, and how they relate to performers by looking at typical underlying factors and triggers, e.g. rejection. Break-out groups allow attendees to explore subjects including their relationship with food, perfectionism, social media influences and body image to enable them to see if these issues are affecting them. More information about the proactive workshops here.
- There are times in everyone’s life when circumstances or situations such as bereavement, relationship break-downs or the pressures of every-day life leave us feeling overwhelmed. This can lead to a range of distressing symptoms such as anger, eating disorders, anxiety or depression.
- For professional performers, these problems can be magnified because of the additional demands placed on them.
- As a retired ballet dancer, who has retrained as a Psychotherapist, I believe that I have a unique understanding of the particular challenges that dancers face.
For me, it was so amazing that Terry had been a dancer as he was able to fully understand what I was going through and being able to apply the therapy from a dancer’s perspective made the process so much more reassuring as Terry already understood the pressure of the dance world and how that can affect you as a person. It made me feel less alone. Terry has helped me immensely. AL Skype.
All sessions last for 50 minutes, often a few sessions are all that are needed. We discuss this during the first session so you can decide if you want to go ahead with a course of sessions which can be weekly or monthly, for instance.Approved therapist – Aetna Global Benefits