Mindset Matters...For Actors!
For this week's blog we spoke to Ashlie Walker about her upcoming Mindset Matters Workshop. Ashlie Walker is a personal life coach and acting teacher integrating the powerful benefits of Meditation, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy & Embodiment. She began her career as an actress in TV & Film, before moving into Coaching. She has dedicated her life to understanding the way of the actor and teaches Meisner technique in London and Internationally. Alongside industry knowledge and experience, Ashlie holds a Bsc in Psychology and is a trained Cognitive Behavioural Hypotherapist.
'Once you can acknowledge there is always an excuse for failure, always a reason to suffer and always an opportunity to ‘not do something’ you hold the power to acknowledge the opposite. It’s time to start finding an excuse to win, a reason for joy and opportunities to ‘do the thing’.
This 3 day workshop is borne out of several decades of study around success, happiness and health. Utilising modern coaching techniques, meditation, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy tools, underpinned by an integrative spiritual methodology- this unique workshop can quite literally change you’re life, if you’re ready'
What does mindset mean to you?
Our minds begin to ‘set’ from birth- when we are absorbing information from our experiences, collating, organising and making sense of it all. These experiences shape our thoughts, beliefs and subsequent behaviour. Any experiences that come with a strong emotional charge will have a impact on your ‘mindset’.
If you want to make a change, we start by looking at your current ‘mindset’ so you can make a choice about what’s helpful and what’s holding you back. Sometimes there is trauma and sometimes a pile up of unprocessed experiences- either way, our minds are malleable and we can change them! And if we commit to doing this, there are infinite possibilities for ‘success’.
Why is mindset important for actors?
There is no denying that working in a creative field where you are continually exposed to your vulnerability and potential rejection requires resources of strength, confidence and self-belief. It’s easy to think you are working hard, doing all the right things and yet feel frustrated at little to no progress. Do you want to look back on your life and think I tried really hard, made loads of sacrifices and ended up failing. Or find a way to be present, fulfilled and in your creative flow NOW. This isn’t about changing the industry, it’s about shaking up your approach.
How would you describe the workshop in 5 words?
What is the biggest thing you see limiting actors work?
Doubt steals people of their flow, their joy and their potential. Quitting robs people of their dreams. Perfectionist tendencies stop people even trying. Dependency on others approval means you feel like your life is out of your control.
Do you think there is an ideal 'time of life' to do this work?
When you’re ready to take full responsibility for where you’re going in life.
What is the most important thing you've learned for yourself doing this?
That it takes commitment ‘to do things differently’. That we can be kinder, more compassionate and more present with ourselves and others once we’ve let go of our own insecurities. That human potential is extraordinary. That being afraid is wetting your pants - and courage is what you do with wet pants on!
Book your space HERE or give the studio a call on 0203 004 4537 to find out more!