Sometimes, it takes the strength of revolution to keep our hearts tender.
During Covid, I fell into reflection time as many Live events were cancelled including Broadway for the first time ever.
I began to think of all who work in Theatre & the Arts facing huge transitions, having lost work and now unable to work. A complex time.
While living in Toronto, I lived one block away from the Al and Malka Green Artists Health Centre, the only clinic of its kind in Canada that specializes in serving and nurturing the health of the artistic community. While there, I was fortunate to be able to access the services and to be able to be supported in my access needs that was artist centered.
Coming out of the pandemic and this key reflection came the freedom to step into & identify all access needs within the changing framework of theatre and cultivating safe spaces.
A trauma informed lens is an essential element for me whether I am working as a Dramaturge, Director, Actor (CAEA/UBCP), Playwright (PGC), facilitator or Counselor (CAC II). I received my counseling certification in 2007, CAC II and am also a CACCF Approved CEU Course Provider.
I began coaching artists during Covid, sharing my strength, professional theatre experience and counseling knowledge to uplift and support other artists. Being able to offer a more heart centered and artist centered coaching has been incredibly fulfilling.
Video Testimonial, shared with permission from Coaching Client here.
I was challenged by a colleague/ performance coach to spend some time writing , identifying and to share the “process” of coaching artists that I was offering. This is how”Cycle of Creative Care” was developed and came to be published in a new book, The Coach’s Guide to Completing Creative Work, edited by Eric Maisel and Lynda Monk. (Routledge Publishing, 2023) Link to book here, I am contributing author to the Chapter, “The Show must go on: so must the Process”.
This Cycle of Creative Care is a 3 Phase Process that can help families, artists, individuals, groups and organizations to remain healthy, whole and vibrant. The Cycle begins where you are and moves you at your speed & rhythmn.
My work in a post Covid world is grounded in a trauma-informed, authentic and creative foundation that unites my clinical certification and skills with my first-hand professional creative career path to help others achieve-
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When We Work Together, you will receive:
My Professional ethos with credit to current prof. development webinars & teachers, I follow including Elaine Alec, Nicole Brewer, Kathi Camilleri including topics on anti-racism, cultivating safe space protocols and trauma-informed practises.
One on One Coaching sessions using a counselor’s lens, listening for the spoken and unspoken, nurturing solutions and next steps for you to increase creativity, clarity, self-care, boost confidence and move forward with goals.
Customized Action plan to focus your personal, professional and artistic goals using the 3 Phases in The Cycle of Creative Care.
Deeper understanding, new tools, strategies and resources to support longevity & productivity.
Individual Coaching Sessions via Zoom
Hourly rate: $125/hr. CAEA/ACTRA/UBCP Members receive 40% discount as of Feb. 1/2023
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