A Wellness Handbook for the Performing Artist

The Performer’s Essential Guide to Staying Healthy in Body, Mind, and Spirit

by Alena Gerst LCSW RYT & With J. Elaine Marcos

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/17/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781452595511
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781452595528

About the Book

Celebrity, fame, wealth, the big time—for many people, these are some of the images conjured by thoughts of a career as a professional performing artist. But for the hundreds of thousands of active professional performing artists in the United States, “the big time” matters far less than “all the time.” In other words, your health needs as a performer—using your body, voice, and emotions in your work—far outweigh mainstream recommendations for optimal health.

In A Wellness Handbook for the Performing Artist: The Performer’s Essential Guide to Staying Healthy in Body, Mind, and Spirit, Alena Gerst examines issues that go beyond the importance of training or navigating the business of performing. It is the first book to prioritize the performer’s well-being, your ultimate key to a long and satisfying career.

About the Author

Alena Gerst is a psychotherapist specializing in the mind-body connection. A longstanding member of Actors Equity Association and the Performing Arts Medicine Association, she has a keen understanding of the unique demands performers face each day. She is an avid student of yoga and lives in New York City with her husband, daughter, and dog.