Nadia is shining a light on why implementing a therapeutic wellness coach - as a part of your production, preparation for public speaking, or building a healthy culture in your workplace, is not just an asset but a necessity.*Noteworthy projects that Nadia has worked on in this role include, campaigns with Ronald McDonald House, and Little Bird, a compelling new mini series available on CraveTV and APTN Lumi
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Who would benefit from this?
Writers, directors and producers looking to invest in creating a safe space for your cast, crew and team members
Acting coaches who want to create safe trauma informed practices and spaces
Those who are looking to learn more about how the various forms of trauma and how it creates blockages in the body and mind - preventing us from performing at our best.
Organizations or companies who wish to improve their work culture
Individuals new to public speaking, or struggle speaking in front of a crowd
Those learning how to use a teleprompter and work through anxiety for public media or in the film and tv industry
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Mind and Matter:
Bridging Entertainment and Wellbeing
Psychological safety - with in the entertainment industry, has been a much needed discussion, but one that has yet to gain traction in Canada. Nadia recently spoke at the Regent Park Film Festival about the importance of ensuring the wellbeing of not only cast, but crew and production members too. As an actor and public speaker, Nadia understands the impacts that storylines, long hours, rushed workdays and even co-worker contention can have on one's ability to perform.
As a therapist Nadia's professional skill set is comprehensive, having experience in areas such as: dual diagnosis, concurrent disorders, trauma processing, addiction and mental health, conflict resolution, and performance coaching. In addition Nadia is a Certified Trauma Integration Clinician (CTIC) who uses a somatic processing and strength based approach. Nadia believes more education is needed to help Individuals understand the differences between being trauma certified and trauma informed, as it is important to know how and who should be processing trauma with individuals. In regards to the application for the entertainment industry, creating safe spaces allows creatives to make space for the material they are working with.
With the discourse of mental health in cinema and television growing, Nadia is advocating and working with production teams to help them understand how they can make their projects and sets safer for all. With over a decade of experience working in the social services sector, Nadia has combined her experience as a therapist and actor to develop and implement plans for the entertainment industry that can promote wellbeing by creating supportive and inclusive environments.
Having worked on both television and commercial productions as a therapeutic wellness coach - on and off set, Nadia has gained valuable insight on how essential providing on-set crisis management and safe environments can be for cast, crew, and production team members.
Whether working on heavy script content, light hearted romantic comedies, or preparing for a speaking event, people are still dealing with outside events, obstacles or health issues, having a therapeutic performance coach available for your team members can help to alleviate areas of concern, and increase performance
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