Mental Health in the Voice Studio (ViP Guest Speaker)

I will be a guest speaker for Vocology in Practice’s Virtual Voice Conference between November 12-14. We will talk about Mental Health in the Voice Studio: The lines between coaching and therapy, emotional support and “meddling”, can sometimes feel extremely precarious. How do we stay true to coaching principles, when are we crossing the line …

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The Power of Acceptance-and Commitment Coaching: Proactive, Problem-and Emotion-Focused Ideas for Your Performing Arts Studio

If you are looking for coaching (or indeed self-care!) ideas that are a bit off the beaten track and fun (who knew!), this webinar might be for you: We will adapt the Superhero-Therapy concept to the Acceptance and Commitment Coaching context, and you (or your student) will learn to understand your origin story and discover …

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(Music) Performance Anxiety – What It Is, What It Isn’t, and How the Performing Arts Teacher Can Help

This session will give voice users, performers and performing arts teachers a theoretical and practical introduction into the vast topic of (Music) Performance Anxiety: What is anxiety, and why do we develop (Music) Performance Anxiety? How feelings of fear and anxiety impact voice users and performers somatically, cognitively and behaviourally Why understanding “fight, flight and …

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An Introduction Into the Most Common Mental Health Problems (And Why You Should Know About Them)

We will talk about the most common mental health problems you are likely to encounter in your studio sooner or later (and also who is statistically more likely to suffer from poor mental health). This webinar isn’t about diagnosing, but about spotting warning signs, being able to signpost/refer the student to the appropriate professional support …

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The Trauma-Aware Performing Arts Studio

Are you aware (no pun intended) of the difference between being trauma-aware and trauma-informed? Do you know the different types of trauma an individual can encounter (they aren’t as straightforward as we might think)? How could you rethink the way you operate your studio to make it a safer and more welcoming place for trauma …

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