Management of life skills from a perspective of a performer
A free online workshop on zoom by Dr. Anand Nadkarni
Performing art as a vocation is marked by a host of challenges such as career-related physical and mental demands, performance-related injuries, and burnout within the profession. The mental health issues faced by a performing artiste may range from temporary psychological disturbances to severe disorders such as depression and substance use disorder.
Despite this reality, musicians’ training rarely addresses such issues and musicians are left largely to learn about these through either chance or accrued experience. A performing artiste can achieve a state of mental well-being through development of life skills such as mindfulness, assertiveness and resilience.
This workshop aims at helping artistes understand the importance of psychosocial life skills in the development of their career.
Dr. Anand Nadkarni is an eminent practising psychiatrist whose research studies also extend to other disciplines such as Indian and the world history, Hindu philosophy, evolutionary psychology, cinema and literature. He has been consulting and mentoring professionals from diverse fields for over three decades. Focused on spreading awareness about mental health besides providing care to individuals, his NGO, Institute for Psychological Health (IPH), has been active for over three decades and operates several support groups.