© KOKOSKA Co. 2019

IS ACTING THERAPY?

No.

While acting has many benefits, 

it is not a form of psychotherapy.

In fact, research suggests that working

creatively with unprocessed emotions 

 can have psychological side-effects. 

Fortunately, some of the skills an actor develops

to support their craft can be repurposed

to support themselves through "synergistic

self-awareness" practices (i.e. caring for one's self and one's work at the same time).

 

For example, an actor who understand the specific origins of their anxiety, and how to mange it, will benefit both as a person and as a performer. 

 

Psychotherapist and actor Kevin Kokoska is offering a one-on-one ACTOR AWARENESS package

that addresses important therapy/acting overlaps.

The package is broken into four sessions (detailed below) and will leave actors with the ability to apply their creative skills in a new way, access deeper emotions in a safer way, and learn techniques to integrate and/or dismiss aspects of a character once the curtain has closed. 

 

CONSULTATION

Needs Assessment

+

Creative Process Questionnaire

30 min. via Skype/telephone

ANXIETY

Anxiety origins in plain language

+

Distinguish between MICRO (e.g. audition) & MACRO (e.g. career) anxiety

+

Regulate anxiety through actor-specific techniques

60 min. in-person session

EMOTIONAL LANDSCAPE

Define and clarify emotional boundaries through creation of an "emotional landscape" map

+

Learn the difference(s) between working in "processed" vs. "unprocessed" emotional terrain

60 min. in-person session

DEBRIEF & DE-ROLE

 

Practice a proven integration & dismissal 

method of exiting a role

+

Better understand the different parts of 

personality and how to deal with internal conflict

(e.g. creative blocks)

 

60 min. in-person session

 

 

What Does ACTOR AWARENESS Cost?

$250 total*

*As Kevin is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), some/all of this cost may be covered under Extended Health Benefits (check with provider)

When Does it Start?

Click below to submit an inquiry form and Kevin will be in contact with 24 hours to discuss availability and answer any questions.