Navigation Links
You Are Good Enough: A Message to Actors and Artists Battling Depression

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 15, 2014

“Sherly, I got the part!” my client, Mary (not her real name), exclaimed on the phone, as she excitedly explained that she got the part in the pilot for which she was auditioning. I could almost see the tears of joy in her eyes. Quite different from the tears of frustration she shed only a few weeks earlier while lamenting her “dying career” and how she was a “failure” and hated her life.

We had a few Hypnotherapy sessions that helped her uncover the roots of her insecurities and fears and replaced them with confidence, strength and trust. She faced two primary issues. One was that she didn’t believe that she deserved success. The other was an insecurity that was initiated during her childhood. She felt that identifying these causes and replacing them with positive and empowering traits significantly helped her booked the show.

This turbulent emotional journey is quite common amongst actors, singers, writers and artists in general. I know it well through friends, clients and my own personal experience.

Artists (including entertainers, painters and writers), perhaps more than any other occupation, consistently place their creative hearts on their sleeves. They particularly thrive on the highs when they get the job and everything feels like it makes sense in that victorious moment. But when they don’t get that job that they really wanted or thought they would get, it can be utterly devastating. Some rejections may be accepted as part of the job. Actors know that they won’t get every role for which they audition. However, sometimes not getting a job can trigger some dark, deep-rooted beliefs of not being worthy or good enough. These beliefs are not exclusive to artists alone. Most people have this on some level.

Left to their own devices, these beliefs can haunt you throughout your life. They are there through various relationships and countless jobs. They wait for moments when you feel alone, wronged or rejected then torment you about how you are not good or worthy enough. It can happen at different times from relationship break ups to not getting the job you wanted or feeling that your career is over (some in the media have suggested that this could have played a role in Robin Williams’ depression fuelled suicide).

These negative beliefs wait in dark corners, for moments of vulnerability then they pounce on you, like a robber in the night. They rob you of your life because when they are active in your mind, they are stealing the present moment away from you. You are not in the now, instead you are that awkward teenager or unbearably shy child that was scarred by those harsh words from a parent or got teased by your peers.

Why is this happening? You thought that all those insecurities were behind you; that you have grown and evolved into a stronger and wiser person. You have read all those self-help books and self-development courses. You thought you were fine. But then something triggers you and you are back in a confusing and emotionally painful state.

Often, the events that initially created those beliefs took place in your childhood. From that moment, an unconscious program continues to run in your mind, much like the software in your computer. Your unconscious mind is like the hardware that stores everything. You need to learn and gain insight into your mind so that you can change, delete or update the software - your beliefs.

Whether or not you are an artist, these inner battles of insecurities exist for most of us. We are all artists on some level, trying to create the best life we possibly can.

Mary felt great when she booked that pilot, but it would only be a matter of time before she felt depressed and unworthy again if we had not uncovered the root cause of her insecurities and self-worth issues.
Artists are like the proverbial salmon swimming upstream. They are constantly going against the flow. While the world is telling them to get a real job, they remain committed to following their passion. Their belief in themselves is the strength that propels them through their upstream journey. Without it, they drown.

Do not rely on that job, career, relationship, or anyone’s approval for your sense of self-worth. You must trust that you are worthy regardless of external situations and outcomes. Believe that you are good enough and you will be.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. MCA Shares a Public Message from a Las Vegas Minister Who Just Completed 200 Days of Fasting
2. Strangers Come Together to Form Diabetes Website: Real Messages of Hope and Inspiration
3. MessageSolution to Showcase Information Archiving and eDiscovery Platform for Exchange, Office 365 and SharePoint at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 (WPC)
4. Text message medicine: Texts from the ER can reduce binge drinking
5. Text messages helpful in controlling diabetes
6. Fast food giants ads for healthier kids meals dont send the right message
7. Political values influence peoples response to health disparities messages
8. Kids movies send mixed messages about eating habits and obesity
9. Influence of pro-smoking media messages lasts 7 days, study finds
10. Cincinnati Scientologists Kick Off School Year with an Anti-Drug Message
11. Business Owners, Get Your Message To Your Customer 1st with: Every Door Direct Mail
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... For the first time, Vitalalert ... Organizations, One Beat ” campaign. The partnership between the two groups began in 2014 ... MAP International’s cause. , MAP International was founded in 1954 and is an international ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... On November 25, 2015, officials of Narconon Arrowhead , the drug rehabilitation ... new cutting edge recovery program that has been 50 years in the making. ... with the purpose to free addicts from the symptoms and negative behaviors of addiction. ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... Smiles by Stevens is pleased to announce the addition of Botox® for ... aware of the benefits of Botox® in the treatment of moderate facial wrinkling, few ... and pain as a result of Jaw Tension, TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorder, and Bruxism ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... In an ongoing Clinical Study conducted by an ... IL, UV Angel is evaluating the efficacy of its product and its disinfection protocol. ... 30 beds) from May 2014 through October 2015 at a 360-bed, acute-care, academic medical ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Spring, Md (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 ... ... Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) announces the nation’s Periwinkle Pioneers, individuals and groups responsible ... history of this disease. The Periwinkle Pioneers, nominated by the public, will receive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2015 Kitov Pharma ceuticals ... a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutic ... today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten ... ), each representing 20 ordinary shares of the Company, ... ADSs and warrants were issued in a fixed combination ...
(Date:11/25/2015)...  Today AVACEN Medical announced the issue of United States patent No. ... ". This patent shields the company,s AVACEN 100 dry heat therapy medical device and specific methods ... Photo - ... ... ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015 USP 800 ... drug preparations (e.g. pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, physicians, ... technicians). The chapter also covers all entities which ... pharmacies, hospitals, other healthcare institutions, patient treatment clinics, ... --> --> What is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: