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The Show Must Go On: Beyond Resilience

Martin Seligman, a founder of positive psychology, holds that wellbeing is central to positive psychology and that the goal of positive psychology is to increase “flourishing” – positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment (PERMA).

Within the performing arts industry, everyone is heavily invested in the creative and artistic output – from management to marketing, actors to lighting designers, dramaturgs to ushers. Everyone has a hand in the end product. Bad reviews, small houses, repeated rejection, and the unavoidable moments where things don’t go as planned can have an impact on our mental health, our lifestyle choices, and on our flourishing.

This workshop is about moving beyond just ‘coping’ or recovering quickly from difficulty (resilience) – towards flourishing. It provides nuts and bolts techniques to increase your capacity for flourishing, during good times and during times of stress, setback, and challenge within the industry.

Skills include an introduction to ‘radical acceptance’ (a series of steps to help you identify and genuinely accept things that cannot be changed), mindfulness meditation training, and tools to cultivating key aspects of PERMA as a means of coping, having resilience, flourishing, and having a sustainable career in the performing arts.

Attendance is free of charge to all team members of Arts Wellbeing Collective member organisations, and subject to capacity.


Event starts
Wednesday 28 June, 2017
Event Ends
Wednesday 28 June, 2017
Arts Centre Melbourne
Venue Address
The Pavilion Level 8 100 St Kilda Road

Melbourne, Melbourne

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