Emotional Resilience

Resilience is the ‘rubber ball’ factor: the ability to bounce back in the event of adversity and the ability to know yourself well enough to avoid the triggers that can cause mental and emotional issues. Put simply, resilience is the ability to cope with and rise to the inevitable challenges, problems and set-backs you meet in your career.

What you will learn:

  • How to avoid burn-out 

  • Dealing with difficult people 

  • Staying in balance – emotionally, mentally and physically 

  • Assertiveness and how to give a positive ‘no’

  • Knowing what your triggers are and how to avoid them

  • Cultivating self-acceptance

  • Dealing with the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety

  • Reading body language and social cues

Our teaching is full of real life stories, humour and real life psychology tools you can apply to the whole of your life.

As featured in The Sunday Times In Style Magazine May 2014

Emotional Intelligence Education for Students.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is how we understand and control our own emotions and how we empathise and work with the emotions of others.

Let’s be honest, in working situations there are a number of factors that can add to your stress: workload, time frames, feeling like you’re out of your depth.

And yet the number one stress trigger is often other people!

Learning how to deal with your own emotions and other people’s emotions means you can create a happy work environment and also get what you need from teams, stakeholders and customers.

What you will learn:

  • The three levels of active listening

  • Know your emotional triggers, how to drop negative emotions faster and how to take feedback. Exercising emotional self-control

  • How to read people, know what they want and how to build trust

  • Social intelligence how to read a room of people in a meeting, a job interview or when addressing an audience

  • Building influence within your industry

  • How to read body language and phone voice tone  

Media, Theatre, Radio Film and Television students at universities, drama schools and colleges

More than any other industry, the entertainment industry and be the most fun and yet  there’s an emotional aspect to it. Your emotional and mental wellbeing isn’t often considered. After all ‘The show must go on’. You’re responsible for your own wellbeing. From crazy hours in production week, dealing with difficult people, tough show content, insecure earnings, production fails, and having to say goodbye at the end of a run, you have to be emotionally resilient to have a healthy career. This starts with you having good habits as a student. 

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Reviews from students:

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What ‘light bulb’ moments did you get from the coaching?

  • Creative dealing with people. I’ve tried yet why this may have been difficult and not working in the past.

  • It is now very clear to me how your individual ‘energy’ can affect a situation and how to deal with it.

  • How to talk to others and not get pi**ed off so much.

  • Looking through the past at what people have said and seeing the deeper meaning.

  • Alternative ways of making your point.

  • The part about self-faith I found really interesting and not to stick at a job for the sake of it.

  • That I can use the ‘stuck record method’. Things said in theatre aren’t personal

  • Interesting how people interact with you because of themselves and what they’re going through rather than what they’re going through rather than what you’re doing and how good or bad you are at your job.

  • Power dynamics between strands specially director/actor dynamic.

  • Looking assertive can just change how people see you.

  • Understanding myself and how phrasing some stuff differently can help!

  • I feel I can relate to pretty much everything you have said. Particularly regarding issues faced as a woman which is not often brought up but it SHOULD.

  • Talking about why people may act a certain way - because they are insecure etc. I realised that I do this things sometimes for the same reason.

  • How word choices like ‘but’ and ‘sorry’ can change what people take from what you say.

  • Themes of people - have come across many people with the theme of entitlement.

  • Value yourself don’t be a doormat.

  • When you spoke about self love and how your view of yourself effects how others view you.

Video Presentation Skills - How To Be Confident on Camera

Video Presentation Essentials Training - 1 hour 30 mins

If I could make you one prediction, it would be this. That the screen you are reading will one day have very few words and everything will be filmed. it's a trend that the algorithms of online advertising are eating up like cupcakes. If you have a message or want to get your business seen, a video is a way to do it. 
Yet not many are 'natural' on camera. This class is about how to be the best of yourself and fall in love with filming.

You will learn:

  • Learning your script and how to go script-free 

  • How to create the right body language

  • How to get over the fear of the inner and outer critic

  • Get over feeling self conscious and be totally natural

Video Presentation - ‘Action rolling’ Training - 1 Hour 30 mins

How to use the equipment you may already own and if not what to buy and how to use it.

You will learn:

  • How to use tech you may already have, such as camera phones and lighting

  • Introduction to editing and subtitles

  • Working with tech - mic's, lights and timing

  • Making your film - The last class we make a film that you can use for your own promotion or message.

    Public Speaking Training

    Public Speaking Essentials Training - 1 hour 30 mins

    Many people have performance anxiety when it comes to public speaking. However, once you have some essential tools and the right mindset in place, you can not only feel confident, you can really enjoy public speaking.

    I’m part of the senior speaker selection team at TEDx Bristol. I also help the TED speakers create a dynamic talk script and deliver it on the TEDx stage. Before becoming a coach I worked in theatre and know how to create stage presence and as an author, I know how to teach you to develop your authentic voice.

    You will learn:

    • Learning your script and how to go script-free 

    • How to create stage presence and the right body language

    • How to use a microphone and throwing your voice across an audience without straining your throat 

    • Controlling the room - Managing critics, interruptions and questions that go on too long

    • How not to be boring 

    Public Speaking - Take the Platform  Training - 1 Hour 30 mins

    Public speaking is made easy when you know how to hold the attention of the people in the room. The key is what's known as 'stage presence'. 

    You will learn:

    • How make the room go quite to start your presentation

    • How to hold the rooms attention 

    • How to create stage presence and the right body language

    • Throwing your voice across an audience without straining your throat 

    • Working with tech - mic's, lights and timing

    • The use of humour and dramatic pause

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