Injured? How to Avoid the Self-Blame Spiral

Dealing with a dance injury? Dr. Brian Goonan, a Houston-based psychologist who works with dancers, gives advice on refocusing your emotions when you’re on the road to recovery. Reflection over criticism It’s normal for dancers to slip into a spiral of “shoulda-woulda-coulda” after an injury. “You don’t want it to happen again, so you’re trying […]

9 Ways to Look After Your Mental Health Right Now

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown most of our lives into chaos—classes, performances and auditions are all on hold. This upending of a dancer’s jam-packed schedule not only has the potential to wreak havoc on your physical health, but on your mental health, too. “Most professional dancers are so used to being regimented,” explains Brian Goonan, […]

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