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Plutchik Wheel of Emotions

Emotion and Intention in Voice Lessons – Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions

I’d like to talk about one of my favourite teaching and coaching tools today: Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions. As singers, we probably all know one thing: Feeling isn’t hard (we do it all the time), but being at ease with our feelings, and allowing ourselves to be vulnerable, is. We so often talk about “negative …

Growth Mindset for Creatives

Growth Mindset for Creatives – Every Sing Podcast with Nancy Bos

I recently was the featured guest on Nancy Bos’s “Every Sing” podcast. We had an interesting conversation about mindset coaching, performance anxiety, and “getting a grip on your mind.” From Nancy’s podcast notes: “Our conversation is broken into two parts, first dealing with performance anxiety for the singer, and second, setting oneself up for a …

Mindfulness Techniques for Singers (and Other Creatives and Artists)

I promised you a little Easter egg. Here it comes, in the guise of an extra blog post this month… “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally” Jon Kabat-Zinn I would like to introduce you to mindfulness techniques, and how you can use them daily (no …