The Actors Centre

Finding a Work-Life Balance in Changing Times

This 3-hour interactive workshop looks at ways of establishing a viable work-life balance and managing time effectively in the context of irregular jobs and irregular working patterns. These can affect health and well-being and impact on family and social life. The workshop illustrates ways of managing the stress reactions these unpredictable patterns can bring, and shows how to facilitate resilience. Participants will be able to raise appropriate issues that affect them personally and options for coping will be described and discussed. Suggestions for taking ideas further will be made. This workshop is being held in partnership with BAPAM, with funding support from Equity.


Carol Chapman

Dr Carol Chapman, BA (Hons), MSc, D.Psych, CPsychol, is a Counselling Psychologist and Performance Coach. Since the 1990s, using methods for which there is solid research and clinical evidence, she has been helping performers of all types to identify, understand and overcome their problems and fulfil their potential. She is the assessing Psychosocial Clinician at BAPAM and practices privately and in the NHS. She also offers health education lectures and workshops to members of the performing arts, front and backstage. She is currently an Honorary Lecturer in Performing Arts Medicine at UCL on the MSc course which is run in conjunction with BAPAM, the RCM and Trinity Laban. She presents her work at conferences and occasionally is asked to appear in the media. Having a lifelong involvement and passion for the arts she loves doing work which can make artists’ lives better.


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