Are you doubting yourself more than you are believing in yourself these days? Struggling to stay positive? Or are you just looking for some life hacks to keep your mind and heart working together more consistently? Give yourself the gift of Growth Mindset this Holiday Season! Mindfulness in the Arts is back after a few months of studying BRAND NEW mindfulness techniques and we can’t wait to share them with you! Whether you’ve taken a class with us before or if you’re a new student…this quick 3 day masterclass will guarantee you leaving more empowered than ever. We’ll be breaking down the newest brain/body connection life hacks in such a simple way that you’ll be able to immediately implement them into your life just in time for the new year!
Are you doubting yourself more than you are believing in yourself these days? Struggling to stay positive? Or are you just looking for some life hacks to keep your mind and heart working together more consistently? Give yourself the gift of Growth Mindset this Holiday Season!
Mindfulness in the Arts is back after a few months of studying BRAND NEW mindfulness techniques and we can’t wait to share them with you! Whether you’ve taken a class with us before or if you’re a new student…this quick 3-day online masterclass will guarantee you leaving more empowered than ever.
We’ll be breaking down the newest brain/body connection life hacks in such a simple way that you’ll be able to immediately implement them into your life just in time for the new year!
This 3 day Masterclass also involves an engaging chat and Q&A with Broadway’s Isabelle McCalla (The Prom, Aladdin) and Dr. Alisa Hurwitz (you probably know her as Broadway’s psychologist, Dr. Drama from Instagram). Each session will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and will take place from 12pm to 1:30pm EST via Zoom.
We believe so strongly in getting these ideas out that we are only charging $50 for over 5 hours of material! (If you can’t make the live classes just ask and we’ll send you a replay of the class).
If you have any interest at all in getting a stronger grip on changing your perspective to a more hopeful view of your current life and the world then we hope you’ll join us this holiday season!
Growth mindset is all about how we can healthily alter our perspective on how we are living our lives on a second to second basis. If we are able to change the voice in our heads to notice how we are getting closer to our goals everyday as opposed to harping on our failures then we will have more energy and drive to live our most fulfilling lives faster. We can educate ourselves on how we can hack our thoughts and retrain the reward system in our brain so that we can encourage happy and empowering chemical messengers to flood our bodies. Let’s get used to feeling proud of ourselves as opposed to drowning in our insecurities.
Ben Cook most recently played Riff in the Broadway revival of “West Side Story.” His other Broadway and National Tour roles include Race in “Newsies,” Billy in “Billy Elliot,” “Mean Girls,” “Tuck Everlasting and “Ragtime.” He reprised the Race role for the filmed version of “Disney’s Newsies the Broadway Musical,” released in 2017. Cook portrayed Aaron Fisher in HBO’s “Paterno” and is featured as Mouthpiece in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming “West Side Story,” scheduled to be in movie theatres in December 2020. His TV credits include episodes of “Law & Order SVU,” “House of Cards,” “Veep,” and “30 Rock.” Cook also has taught dance/musical theatre for schools and studios across the U.S. and Canada and works on staff at the summer Joffrey Musical Theatre Institute. He started teaching after finding himself unemployed following the sudden closing of “Tuck Everlasting” in 2016. At the time, having just graduated from high school, his biggest question was “Why?” He had poured half of his life into acting, having started work professionally at age 9. With a now uncertain future and loads of questions, Cook turned to the work of self-awareness. Over the past four years, alongside his friend Dan DeLuca, Cook studied, read, and dissected every book he could get his hands on about mindfulness. A particular favorite is “Freeing the Artistic Mind” by Dr. Bill Crawford. The book was the first time Cook saw the science of mindfulness and the artistic world he had been consumed by so beautifully connected. Still a working actor and performer, Cook is now studying at the School of Positive Transformation to become a certified Positive Psychologist Practitioner. He also devotes a large portion of his time to teaching the important work of mindfulness and its specific connection to the performing arts alongside his incredible team. “The two worlds complement each other so beautifully,” he says. “It’s exciting to share what Dan and I have learned together, and provide other performers and artists with these important tools. We want to help others become both self-aware and mindful and help them translate what they’ve learned into all aspects of their lives and chosen art form.”
DeLuca is a theater and television actor, best known for originating the role of Jack Kelly on the First National Tour of Disney’s Newsies and has helped develop new musicals alongside the greatest theater composers of our time including Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken and Martin Charnin. Television: THE CODE (CBS) Regional Theater Include: Jimmy-THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Goodspeed Opera House) John-MEET ME IN ST LOUIS, Lucas-THE ADDAMS FAMILY (The Muny) Charlie - BRIGADOON, Ethan- THE FULL MONTY (Pittsburgh CLO) Leo Bloom-THE PRODUCERS (Casa Manana) Claude-HAIR (Patchogue Theater) Gabe-NEXT TO NORMAL, Sky-MAMMA MIA! Charlie Brown - YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN (Weston Playhouse) Emmett-LEGALLY BLONDE (Lexington Theater Company) Young Max - THE GRINCH (The Old Globe) Cain/Japheth in CHILDREN OF EDEN (CAP21) Various: 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Barrington Stage, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade & Radio City Music Hall. Dan is currently enrolled at Quantum University specializing in emotional intelligence and mindfulness. He holds masterclasses and coaches “Mindfulness in the Arts” which focuses on bringing sustainability and resiliency to artists. @DDeLuca15
Dr. Hurwitz can currently be seen in private practice at The Counseling Center of Nashua where she has been a clinical psychologist for the past 7 years, specializing in working with individuals on the autism spectrum, providing structural family therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and therapy for LGBT individuals. Favorite roles include audience member (summer stock, regional theater, national tours, and Broadway) and mother to her daughters. Education: BA (Psychology), Brandeis University, PsyD (Clinical Psychology), Long Island University.
Isabelle McCalla is an American actress and singer. She is best known for playing Alyssa Greene in the Broadway musical The Prom, and playing Jasmine in the Broadway musical version of Disney's Aladdin. Regional: Alliance Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, TUTS, Actors Playhouse, the Muny and PCLO. Television: Bull (CBS). BFA University of Michigan.
Yes, all of our courses are presented live. While we'd much prefer to see you in person, due to the constraints of COVID-19 all classes are taught via video conference.
Once you have finished registering for the course, you will receive an email from us containing the instructions needed to access the course on the scheduled dates & times.
On the day of the live session, you'll want to make sure you have access to a computer or laptop with a working webcam and microphone. If you don't already have the Zoom video conferencing software downloaded, we recommend installing it prior to the course's scheduled date.
While a computer is preferable (as we will be presenting slideshows and other visuals to accompany the course), you are welcome to call in by phone using the number listed in the email confirmation.
No, the course is non-transferable and can only be attended by the individual whose name was listed on the registration form. If you have siblings or friends that would like to attend, we will be happy to have them but they will need to register separately. That being said, parents/guardians are always welcome to sit with you during the course.
If you need to cancel your registration or reschedule for a future course, please contact us. Otherwise, we are happy to provide a video recording of each session if you are unable to join in person.