A workshop to provide industry specific tools and coping skills to help performers manage the unique stressors within the entertainment industry. You will leave with an insight into your own individual responses to stress and what to do about it.
Bio of host:
Julie has had over 25 years experience as a corporate staff psychologist in organisations, public health and training. She has pioneered employee hold-up support and relocation programs for a major Australian bank, delivered corporate training on stress management techniques and managing creative teams. While serving as principal of accredited community training programs, delivered successful community seminars equipping people to overcome life’s challenges and tackling complicated issues including relationship strain from financial pressure, trauma support, grief and loss counselling, stress- and anger management, personal development and workplace change. Currently Julie works as a psychologist in her private practice, Zebra Psychology and she specialises in issues associated with creative artists. Julie loves being around creative people and she is passionate about seeing them become as emotionally and creatively healthy as they can be. This desire to see creative people become the best they can be has led her to undertake doctoral research into creativity and mental health, through UNSW and now UTS, investigating the unique ways that creative people think and what makes them distinctly creative. Based on her experience with creative people, she has co-authored a book, “Living with a Creative Mind” and is a director of the “Zebra Collective” which is a consultancy aimed at helping organizations attract and retain successful creative teams. Increasingly, Julie is being asked to speak at industry events, including APRA ambassadors program; Bigsound; Equity Grad Day, Vivid Sydney to name a few. She has been interviewed on the Grill Team and ABC National Drive Time about her work with creative people and she has had recent academic publications highlighting the mental health issues for those in the entertainment industry.