Courageous Conversations About Mental Health in Circus--Best Practices for Fostering Mental Well Being on Tour & Stage-- PRO Exclusive

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Courageous Conversations About Mental Health in Circus–Best Practices for Fostering Mental Well Being on Tour & Stage–PRO Exclusive

In this new video series moderated by Janelle Peters, a Licensed Social Worker, they will discuss the importance of addressing mental health and setting up sustainable practices for well-being in the performing arts industry. With a variety of topics and guests from professional roles in circus, sports and performing arts around the world, the series explores the unique strengths and challenges experienced by circus professionals when it comes to mental health and wellbeing. We will explore the personal, professional, and structural elements that impact us, and continue the important conversations about how we care for ourselves and our communities. If you are a creative or work with them, this series will be a valuable tool and conversation starter for your team and colleagues in the industry.
Some of the topics examined in this episode are; healthy touring conditions and practices, sustaining relationships while on tour, knowing when it is important to reach out for help, how to establish good boundaries, and more! Moderator Janelle Peters (she/they)– LSW, Circus Artist, Founder of Cirque Psych, USA (she/they)– LSW, Circus A...
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Janelle Peters

Janelle Peters (she/they) is a contortionist, aerialist, circus coach, and licensed therapist who specializes in working with dancers, athletes, artists and performers. Janelle creates materials online at @cirque_psych to help facilitate conversations about mental health, wellbeing, and systemic change in the circus world.