Thursday, December 17, 2009

Gift Yourself With an Energy Refill This Holiday Season

Are you burned out?
Have you worked so hard and performed so much this fall season that you'd rather crawl in bed until spring?

Perfoming is fun, but it often takes its toll on one's energy and stamina. Burnout is a frequent consequence of too many long hours in rehearsals, late nights, and stressful moments on stage or in a film set, or at auditions.

As a performing artist you constantly put yourself on the line, feel constantly being judged, and are repeatedly being challenged to go to new levels.
You ARE embodying the Work of Art, your body, your voice, your emotions and your spirit are what makes the show; and the show  must always go on whether you are in shape or not. It is normal to sometimes feel overwhelmed and tired. Unfortunately, burnout is rarely acknowleged by performing arts schools. Good nutrition, exercise and sleep will help for sure, but often it will not be enough to give you a complete sensation of recharging of your inner-batteries.

The good news is that there are very powerful and efficient ways to recover quickly so you can be ready again for the upcoming JANUARY CASTING SEASON.  Energy work is one  of these powerful, quick and efficient ways to replenish your depleted energy.

Emmanuelle Chaulet (CRPL3, Energy Awareness Counselor, and Reiki practitioner) offers ENERGIZE Clearing and Coaching sessions for performing artists and creative souls.

ENERGIZE sessions clear, repair and align the energy system and help performers reach their highest creative potential as well as rebalance their emotions and energy system after performance. They are also perfect for healing performance anxiety, post-performance stress, creativity blocks and self-esteem issues or to reclaim your Highest Creative Self, your true emotional balance and develop deeper connections with your character.  

Emmanuelle is a  Certified RYSE® Practitioner Level III  (CRPL3) graduate of SPATECH Institute and uses RYSE® as well as other energy healing modalities.

A clearing session lasts about 90 minutes.
A combo session (clearing/coaching) lasts about 2 hours.

Student discounted rates are extended to all performers until January 1!

Sessions are held by appointment at HOLISTIC PATHWAYS in Gorham, Maine and also available by phone and via distance modality.

To Gift yourself with a session (or ask for a gift certificate for the holidays) contact Emmanuelle Chaulet

Monday, December 7, 2009

ACTORS HAVE POWER says Robert De Niro, so USE it! says Emmanuelle Chaulet

From  Entertainement headline
to see the complete article  click here:
De Niro: Actors have a lot of power in industry
07/12/2009 -

"The 66-year-old actor believes making movies has radically changed since he first started working because individual stars have so much power over what projects get given the go-ahead.

He said: "The young actors today have the power to make the decisions on the kinds of movies they want to do, because people want to see them. It's up to them really. I don't want to make it so heavy as to say they carry the responsibility, but they make those choices. "

I would argue that yes, they carry the responsibility to influence project so that the film not only entertains but challenges, teaches and raises the consciousness of the viewer..
YOU ARE POWERFUL ENOUGH TO CHANGE THE WORLD! and we need you to use this power NOW!
 For more info about changing your attitude and belief to find and use your highest creative potential, read A BALANCING ACT

Emmanuelle Chaulet
author, acting coach, director

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Announcing Patti McCabe's Monthly Nutrition Column:

We are delighted to announce that Patti McCabe will now write a monthly column on nutrition for the performing artist!

 Patti McCabe is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor who specializes in working with the performing arts community.  She received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and is accredited through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.  She leads workshops on health and nutrition, and offers both individual and group counseling services in person and by phone.  More information at and

 December 2009:

Refueling the Rehearsal Day

Rehearsal days can be long and demand a lot of energy, focus, and attention – emotionally and physically.  We certainly need to eat to keep ourselves well fueled, but having recently stage managed a show after a bit of a hiatus I was reminded of how easy it can be to default to a junk food and vending machine diet.  I’ll be honest and say that I succumbed myself on more than one occasion, and while I believe whole heartedly in not wasting a lot of time regretting specific food choices in the short term – wow did I regret those choices!  Not because I considered myself a bad person for making them, but because I could absolutely feel the difference in how my body responded as opposed to how I feel after making healthier choices.  Many of us are eating just to keep hunger at bay until the next 10 minute break.  But the sugar, fat, and salt contained in junk foods are simply empty calories lacking the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to maintain peak performance.  By eating these foods to survive the rehearsal day, we are actually negatively impacting our ability to sustain our productivity for the director and fellow cast members.

When we fuel our bodies and our minds with fresh, whole foods – everything changes.  Our energy levels stay higher, our minds sharper, and our emotions more stable.  Here are some quick, healthier, snack options that you won’t find in a vending machine, but they take little to no time to prepare at home with your own ingredients – and you will save money to boot! 

•    Cut up veggies (like baby carrots) and whole grain crackers with hummus

•    Rice cakes with nut butters

•    Dried Fruits

•    Nuts and Seeds

•    Fresh, whole fruit

•    Edamame with sea salt

•    Whole Grain tortilla chips with salsa

•    Popcorn (a whole grain, but try it plain or tossed with olive oil and sea salt instead of packaged versions containing too much butter and artificial flavorings)

•    Yogurt (to avoid the refined sugar in sweetened products, try plain mixed with fruit, nuts, and a little honey)

•    Avocados

If you don’t have time to pack your own food, take note of health food stores or cafes near your rehearsal space where you can get fresh fruit smoothies, vegetable juices, or pick up something from this list on your way.

Here’s a challenge - try replacing your usual rehearsal day snacks with ones you enjoy from this list for a week and notice the difference.  You can even try keeping a food journal – write down what you eat during the day and how it makes you feel right after and then again two hours later.  A food journal is an amazing tool to start becoming more conscious of how the foods you eat affect you.   Get support and motivation by sharing your experiences here!

Wishing you happy, healthy rehearsal days until my next post! ☺