Serving the performing arts community in restoring and sustaining the body’s natural resilience and rediscovering the joy in performance. My website is a place for us to come together, to learn more about our physical, mental and emotional health through published articles, webinars and more. It’s a place for you to come and email me your questions and concerns as to creating and sustaining resilience.
I bring 20 years of research, hands-on experience and knowledge to helping performers retrain from injuries and, more importantly, how to create and sustain resilience.
In the 1980’s it was discovered that there was a 75% rate of misuse/overuse injuries and performance anxiety/depression in performing artists. In 2018 we still have not successfully shifted the percentage. With the everyday stresses of career uncertainties, demands of teachers, conductors, professional management, auditions, and so on, the toll taken on the performer’s body is high. We live in a society of competitiveness and elitism.
When one is injured, there is still often a fear to stop practicing, and seek professional help from a qualified specialist for time being taken away from upcoming deadlines. The result is a continuing feeling of isolation. And quite frankly, resilience cannot be sustained without community support. The saying no person is an island is true – resilience requires nurturing, support and understanding from like-minded people.
Stay connected with me as I begin to share with you special webinars on all aspects of musician’s health and resilience, and offer tools and exercises to help you achieve and maintain your best. I will also be posting additional professional resources. Please email me with any questions or concerns and I will be glad to assist.