We are all experiencing a collective trauma right now.

An unfathomable number of deaths around the world…

Uncertainly about where our next paycheck is going to come from, and what the entertainment industry will even look like as we return to work…

Juggling insane demands of work, childcare, health concerns… the list goes on and on.

Trauma changes the way our nervous systems work. So the tools you have used to regulate yourself in the past may not be working now.

And that can be overwhelming and downright frightening.

I brought in trauma coach and reiki master, Joanne Tucker, MA Ed, to give us some clarity on what exactly we are dealing with here. She provided an eye-opening lay of the land from a trauma lens, and shared invaluable tools that we can use now to survive and thrive during this time.

Watch our talk below.

I love the concept of making our comfort zones bigger instead of trying to go outside them all the time. This is the perfect time to be kind and gentle with ourselves… to “nurture doable aliveness,” as Jo says.

We’d love to have you join the conversation in the thread on Facebook. Make sure you are a member of the Actors Who Get It Facebook group (join here), and then click this link to read others’ comments and share your reflections.

Remember… slow is sexy. 🙂

Be well,

Ajarae Coleman | Acting Resource Guru

Ajarae Coleman | Founder, Acting Resource Guru

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Ajarae is an actress and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles. She founded Workshop Guru in 2012, which expanded into Acting Resource Guru in 2017, to help actors save time and money on classes and workshops, and give them a powerful voice by publishing anonymous actor reviews of acting schools, casting directors, talent agencies and management companies. You can see Ajarae on shows like ABC’s SCANDAL, REVENGE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and THE CATCH, CBS’s THE McCARTHYS, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES, TNT’s PERCEPTION, I'M SORRY on TruTV, and more. She raised over $17,000 and co-created an action comedy television show called SMACK Unit, currently has national commercials running, and has cultivated rewarding relationships with her agents and manager.

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