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 Coleman is a working actress living in Los Angeles. You can see her 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 Netflix, and more. Ajarae founded Acting Resource Guru (ARG) in 2012 to give actors practical steps to book more work and take ownership of their careers. In 2020, Ajarae launched The Table, an exclusive online membership for actors who crave an artistic life that goes beyond just booking gigs. They are ready to make a greater impact, which looks like building communities of collaborators, creating their own opportunities, and developing residual income streams. Ajarae believes that actors play a huge role in bringing forth a reality where every being on the planet is safe and valued, and The Table empowers actors to claim their seat. Join the Interest List at ClaimASeat.com to be notified when the doors open for new members.


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