This past week has been very packed. I was in New York training in Fitzmaurice Voicework. I have never been to New York before, and I very much enjoyed the visit. I didn't have enough time to make the most of it as my time and energy was focussed on training and learning as much as I could to take back to my own clients. I did, however, stumble into Times Square by accident, and discover that I had been going to a gym just 2 blocks from the Empire State Building (good thing I decided to look to my right on my second-to-last day or I would have missed it)!
While I was in New York, I trained under many incredible teachers including Catherine Fitzmaurice, Micha Espinosa, Barbara Karger, Julie Foh, Joseph Bates, Ilse Pfeifer, and Professor He Yan from Shanghai Theatre Academy. I spent my week working with many incredible performers, having wonderful conversations, and building friendships.
Upon my return to Atlanta, I immediately dashed off to teach a class. We focussed on what builds muscle tension and how to release it, learned about chronic pain and what the current research says about healing it, and how to own the narrative of our lives.
One of my clients, a retired flight attendant shared with me the secret of her unflappability on the job. She is always a warm and beautiful human being, but, when dealing with upset travelers she was unfazed. She explained that she had the mindset that they did not get to ruin her day. This allowed her to exercise a healthy boundary between her personal self and those she encountered as her professional self. It meant that she wouldn't allow herself open to strangers. In this way, she demonstrates an internal locus of control, knowing that she created her own destiny and refused to allow others to have control over her.
Stories are powerful and the ones we tell about ourselves are vital. Is your narrative one of Agency where you are in control of your life, Redemption where the challenges you faced brought an improved attitude or insight, or Communion where your focus is on forming and evolving meaningful relationships?
Own your narrative and take ownership of your life.
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