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Throughout my ongoing learning, I have come to understand that all change and growth happens over time.  

 

 

Throughout my ongoing learning, I have come to understand that all change and growth happens over time.  Whether delving into an acting training practice or beginning a healing journey of your inner-self to change your world, these are processes that take time. We start with an initial consult and from there determine the best way forward for you.  This may take only a few sessions or a longer, more in-depth program:

Kinesiology

Sekhem

Coaching session

Acting classes for actors

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Kinesiology

Using gentle muscle testing (neuromuscular feedback), I find energetic imbalances and stressors in your body that are buried in your unconscious, blocking your path to physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. I identify the root cause of your stressors and rebalance the energy of your body. Over a series of sessions, a gentle transformation and significant shift in feeling stuck or in pain will dissolve, moving you forward to greater health, happiness and pain-free living. You will develop greater awareness and connection to yourself and the world we live in. Perfect if you are suffering from:

•    Stress
•    Anxiety
•    Depression
•    Physical Pain
•    Digestive & Gut Issues
•    Headaches
•    Migraines
•    TMJ pain
•    Confidence and Self-Esteem issues
•    Lack of clarity
•    Chronic Fatigue

Kinesiology is a holistic, non-invasive approach to health and wellness.

 

Rates


Standard consult $110 (75 mins)

Package 1 3 standard consult: $300, valid for 3 months
Package 2 6 standard consult: $600, valid for 6 months

Cancellation Policy: All bookings have a 50% cancellation fee if cancelled 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.

Sekhem

Sekhem is an Ancient Egyptian healing energy, channelled through the practitioner into the client’s central nervous system. In a spiritual sense, the word Sekhem means ‘might’ or ‘authority’ and is linked to Sekhmet, the lioness-headed Goddess of Destruction – Goddess of change and destroying what no longer serves you.  Sekhmet is also linked with Maat, the Goddess of Truth.  Appropriate, don’t you think?

Sekhem is a deep and profound energy that reaches the client on a soul level. This subtle and deeply powerful energy cleanses, clears and balances every cell in the body, down to your DNA level. It dissolves blockages and releases wounds from the past and present, leaving you feeling calm, relaxed and whole.

“The Sekhem energy assists you in taking responsibility for your life; to heal, to grow both personally and spiritually and so you become more of who you really are.”
– Helen Belot, Sekhem Master Teacher

What are the benefits?
•    Enhanced mental, physical and emotional wellbeing
•    Boost immune system
•    Heal past and present emotional wounds
•    Release of anxiety and pain
•    Find an inner core of peace
•    Empowers to change your life
•    Accelerates personal development
•    Take control of your life

What can I expect in a session?
After filling in a detailed client history form, we find out what brings you to my table.  You may have a specific ailment or issue you want to work on and if not, I’ll do some muscle-testing and let the energy do the work.

The session takes place face-up on a massage table.  Largely a hands-off energy therapy, I will touch your feet, knees, hands, shoulders and head.

The session will often also include essence therapy, crystals and visualisation techniques.

Sekhem is an Ancient Egyptian healing energy, channelled through the practitioner into the client’s central nervous system. 

 

Rates


Standard consult $110 (75 mins)

Package 1 3 standard consult: $300, valid for 3 months
Package 2 6 standard consult: $600, valid for 6 months

Cancellation Policy: All bookings have a 50% cancellation fee if cancelled 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.

Coaching

Coaching propels you from where you are to where you want to be, more quickly and efficiently than if you were to do it on your own.

We start with an introductory session and determine from there, what is best for you to achieve your desired outcomes.  Coaching sessions are in person, over the phone or via Skype.

I am here to support, challenge and listen to you.  Through insightful questioning, I’ll encourage you to maintain a non-judgmental attitude, look at the core values and limiting beliefs that are holding you back and empower you to instigate change.  You will set inspiring, passionate goals, and transform your life.

There will be visual and written exercises incorporated into the sessions, along with further email support and follow up.

What are the benefits?
•    Raised self awareness
•    Stress relief
•    Removing overwhelm
•    Release negative thought patterns
•    Improved time management
•    Learn to set and achieve your goals
•    Breakthrough your limiting beliefs
•    Discover your core values
•    Self Empowerment
•    Uncover your strengths
•    Increased confidence and self esteem
•    Take your life to the next level
•    Connect with what you truly want and how to get it

Coaching propels you from where you are to where you want to be, more quickly and efficiently than if you were to do it on your own.

 

Rates

 
Initial consult $110 (75 mins)
We take a look at where you are right now and what you need to move forward, setting up a plan to get your life moving in the inspired direction you’re looking for.

Package 1 3 sessions: $300, valid for 3 months
We look at your values and belief systems, goal setting, build confidence and self worth.

Package 2 6 sessions: $600, valid for 6 months
An in depth journey of purpose activation, values and beliefs work, confidence and self-esteem development and longer term goal setting.

Cancellation Policy: All bookings have a 50% cancellation fee if cancelled 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.
 

For actors

 

“Truth happens in the actor.  Believability happens in the audience.”
– Scott Williams

 
 

 
 
 

 

I thrive on empowering actors to find truth in their work with ease, positivity and the principle of ‘do no harm’.

The Meisner technique is a reliable, practical approach to acting that solves the immediate needs of today’s actor – connecting to your emotional truth and your scene partner, easy and safe access to your emotions for multiple takes and long runs, and the development of confidence to trust your instincts.

 
 

 

After training at drama school (*cough 20 years ago) I was left with what I felt were very few answers to the problems I was having.  How do I rely on my instincts to act truthfully, and have a reliable technique that I trust will enable me to do the job every time?  I was a naturally instinctive actress and the hours of analysis, Stanislavski approaches (along with many others) of actioning, defining super-objectives did not work easily for me, and “method”-related work left me confused and cold.  I spent years in classes trying to find the answers to my question.

 
 
 

It finally came in the form of Scott Williams and his approach to Meisner at The Impulse Company in London.  I trained on his 1-year course and 2 years thereafter.  Scott mentored me to teach his approach to the work, and I’ve never looked back.

All of a sudden, I was free!  I could move my body on stage without feeling awkwardly ‘blocked’, my emotions flowed freely and truthfully, and I connected to other actors in ways that had never happened before.  My confidence and trust in the work propelled me into continuous employment, joyful interactions with every actor I worked with and finally, a solid, joyful craft that I could rely on.

 
 

MEISNER TECHNIQUE

 

Sanford Meisner was an American teacher, actor and director. He was one of the founding members of The Group Theatre (along with Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg and Harold Clurman), all of whom went on to revolutionise actor training in the 20th Century.

 
 

 
 

Meisner defines acting as “living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” He believed that an actor should never be manipulated or negatively impacted to be able to act – instead, he aimed for solid, organic truth, rooted firmly in instinct.

The cornerstone of the technique is an exercise called ‘repetition.’ Repetition consists of a series of exercises to train an actor to discover their instinctive impulses, develop the ability to observe, respond and to live truthfully, moment to moment.

Notable Meisner trained actors include; Allison Janney, Jeff Goldblum, Diane Keaton, Steve McQueen, Robert Duvall, David Mamet, Gregory Peck, Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Mary Steenburgen, Illeana Douglas, Christopher Lloyd and Alec Baldwin.

I currently teach Meisner in Melbourne at The Impulse Company Australia: www.impulsecompanyaustralia.com

If you're not an actor, but interested in learning the techniques I teach, register your interest via our contact page and I will notify you when a suitable class is running.
 

ACTING WITH PASSION, the work of Niki Flacks

 

Disconnect your intellect and act with deep, emotional truth - giving rise to a performance that is honest, powerful and exciting. 

 
 

 
 

Based on the latest research from the fields of neuroscience and mind body psychology, Acting With Passion offers a revolutionary new approach to the age-old problems of the actor: dealing with nerves, engaging the body, quieting the inner critic, auditioning, memorisation and even playing comedy.

Actors who have struggled with ‘visualization’ and ‘emotional recall’ can learn an alternative method of accessing feelings through the release of chronic, subtle muscular tensions that connect into the brain at lightning fast speed and can actually produce emotions on cue.

This unique work is based on the mind/body concept that our emotions are trapped in subtle muscular tensions that cause us to feel tight onstage. Instead of “being in the moment,” we find our heads taking over with nonstop critiques and we are consumed with effort to “make things happen"    – Niki Flacks.


You will find yourself acting with a joy and ease that often seems out of reach. You will leave the workshop with a set of physical and vocal cues that give you the confidence, even under pressure, to be fully alive and ‘in the moment'. Many actors have described it as ‘magic' — finally giving you access to 'emotions on cue.’

 
 
Erica Chestnut brings her joy, her generous heart and great intuitive understanding to my approach to acting. I am thrilled that she will be teaching my Acting With Passion
— Niki Flacks
 
 

I am fortunate enough to be one of 2 teachers in Australia to be trained by Niki to teach her work.  I thrive on empowering actors to find truth in their work – with ease, positivity and the principle of ‘do no harm’.