/ Shona Erskine: 'Look After Yourself' Workshop

Postponed

Postponed

Cell Block Theatre, National Art School

156 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Cell Block Theatre, National Art School

156 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

General Admission | $25

General Admission | $25

Due to the current NSW Covid cases and unfolding circumstances at this time, we regret to advise we will be postponing the Look After Yourself Workshop with Shona Erskine.

We value the health and well-being of our guests and participants, and will work towards rescheduling this event at the National Art School in the near future.

Shona Erskine is an expert in delivering psychology for performing and visual artists through professional companies, universities, and in private practice. She has developed workshops in areas of performance and wellbeing with an interest in disseminating best practice models to performing artist, teachers, and directors.

This informative and experiential workshop will focus on the functionality of stress, mental health, and wellbeing. With an emphasis on how we can support ourselves to integrate self-care skills into our lives with flexibility and compassion.

Topics covered include:

  • The functionality of stress and how particular stressors are present in your life.
  • How you respond to stress and how to manage stress.
  • What self-care looks like for you.
  • How mindfulness, grounding, and compassion align with self-care and stress management.
  • Physical, psychological, professional, and spiritual self-care.
  • Positive psychology.
  • Crisis coping.

This workshop has limited places available.

If you would like more information, or to discuss access needs, please contact Nadia Odlum at nadia.odlum@nas.edu.au

 

About the Artist

Dr Shona Erskine has been performing in the Australian contemporary dance scene in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth over the past 20 years. Her current interest is performance psychology for dancers and performing artists. In 1994, Shona graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts School of Dance with a Bachelor of Dance. She went on to gain a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) Psychology at Deakin University in 2000, and a MPsych/PhD (Industrial /Organisational Psychology) in 2007 from the University of Melbourne. Since this time, Shona has been involved in a number of dance related research projects at Edith Cowan University, Australian Dance Theatre, Flinders University, and The University of Western Sydney. She has also taught dance at Deakin University, VCA and WAAPA.