Podcast 142 - Gaining clarity when it's time to transition from dance, dealing w/ burnout, and reframing insecurity w/ Therapist John Sovec
Welcome to episode 142 of the DanceSpeak podcast with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist John Sovec. First and foremost, let me clarify that John was a full-on working dancer for years and years before transitioning into being a phenom therapist. So... John GETS it!
Naturally, one of the first things we dive into is how John had clarity when it was time for him to transition out of dance and how he found being a therapist was his next step. Although I am all for dancing at all ages, the life of a professional dancer tends to be limited in years and there is a huge question of how and when we know when it's our time to transition to what's next.
Topics that we explore include: mental health and what to expect as we return to in-person classes during pandemic times (and afterwards) | how to reframe negative self-talk | best approaches in communicating with young dancers when it comes to body care | what made John a constant 'booker' in his dance days | how to advocate for your time off and way way more!
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After 15 years of experience in the dance world, Galit has worked as Assistant Choreographer for Prince, danced in numerous music videos, including Pharrell Williams' "Happy", has been featured in two dance publications, and currently works as a dance instructor and conditioning specialist in Los Angeles and around the country.