Today, I spoke with Erin Sanchez. Erin is an advocate, educator, and developing applied researcher. She collaborates to improve dancers’ health, well-being, and performance through healthy working/training conditions and positive, strengths-led psychological services and education. In 2021, she released her first book, Psychological Skills for Dancers, with Prof Dave Collins and Dr. Aine MacNamara.
We speak about the reasons why challenge and adversity can be a good thing, what the research is showing us, and how you can navigate your own challenges and personally define your success.
To connect with Erin’s work:
National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science
One Dance UK
Personal Safety for Dance
To buy her book, Performance Psychology for Dances by Erin Sanchez, Dave Collins, and Aine Macnamara:
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