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When an actor is Grounded, Centered and Aware, it is easy to see the bigger picture. Ground and Centre Awareness is like a clear glass of water that shifts and becomes unclear as parts of our psyche are stirred up. These ‘parts’ of us can be ‘channelled’ through our bodies as we connect to Ground and Centre Awareness. The actor’s Centre is that place of awareness inside of you that …

If you want to have Presence as an Actor you need Energy. This begins with good nutrition, sleep and exercise habits. Your instrument is your body. Treat it like a Stradivarius and it will play like one! Begin to think about dropping out of your thinking, analyzing, judging, figuring, figuring out Mind and drop down into your breathing, intuiting, sensing Body. Drop your mind down into your feet. Each day, …

Ground and Centre Awareness is a ‘state of being’. Actors who enter a state of G&C A experience a grounded connection to the earth, a sense of ease in the body, they are centred in the belly and heart with an expansive openness which radiates presence. Ground and Centre Awareness allows the actor to be with whatever is arising and enables the actor to channel characters, emotions and energies. What …

Protectors! These are the Archetypes that protect the actor from accessing vulnerabilities, from exposing shadow parts or any part the actor fears will bring judgement or humiliation. Some protector archetypes are The Rational Mind, The Perfectionist, The Judge, The Pleaser, The Pusher, The Saboteur. Without truly understanding how the psyche works; actors will erroneously try and get rid of their protectors in order to access what they need for their …