38 episodes

The wish. From a Russian theatre school in Uzbekistan to performing on 42nd Street, my life, onstage, onscreen and off, has been led by my wishes.

As a Rebel-Actress, international performer, writer, coach, and energy healing practitioner, I am on a mission to help you step into your true artistic self (+ attract soul-aligned success) while building the ensemble. Think of this podcast as your laboratory. Consider me your scene partner. And in this space, let your impulses run free.

Each week, you’ll tap into your Rebel-Actor with unconventional tips, tools, technique and community. Whether an intimate solo episode or cozy chat with a guest, you will learn to transmute doubt into desire, transform self-sabotage into self-love, skyrocket your impact on the industry (without selling your soul), and create your dream #actorslife on your terms.

It's time to turn down your brain, trust your body, and lead with the wish. Together, let’s take the leap from Actor to Artist.

The Actor’s Wish Sera Heywood-Rakhimova

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

The wish. From a Russian theatre school in Uzbekistan to performing on 42nd Street, my life, onstage, onscreen and off, has been led by my wishes.

As a Rebel-Actress, international performer, writer, coach, and energy healing practitioner, I am on a mission to help you step into your true artistic self (+ attract soul-aligned success) while building the ensemble. Think of this podcast as your laboratory. Consider me your scene partner. And in this space, let your impulses run free.

Each week, you’ll tap into your Rebel-Actor with unconventional tips, tools, technique and community. Whether an intimate solo episode or cozy chat with a guest, you will learn to transmute doubt into desire, transform self-sabotage into self-love, skyrocket your impact on the industry (without selling your soul), and create your dream #actorslife on your terms.

It's time to turn down your brain, trust your body, and lead with the wish. Together, let’s take the leap from Actor to Artist.

    How I Healed 10 Years of Anxiety in 6 Months with EFT Tapping (& you can too!)

    How I Healed 10 Years of Anxiety in 6 Months with EFT Tapping (& you can too!)

    You CAN heal your anxiety & it CAN be easier than you think>>>⁣

     

    In this episode I’m pulling back the curtain on my complex and debilitating 10 year experience of anxiety (and how I healed it naturally in 6 months with EFT Tapping). 

     

    ***Disclaimer: I’m not a medical doctor or licensed therapist–I’m simply sharing my unique journey of healing anxiety. Tune into your own inner guidance system: take what resonates & leave the rest.*** 



    You’ll learn: 

     

    For 10 years I tried everything–talk therapy, medication, mindset work–and NONE of it helped me
    Why I believe anxiety is a symptom of a deeper issue or trauma (not the cause)
    How to heal trauma from the root
    How to teach your nervous system inner safety & peace (even in volatile times)
    That it’s possible to create new neural pathways in your brain that support a life of ease, calm & inner freedom

     

    And SO much more. Be sure to take a screenshot of this episode and tag me in your IG stories @serabanda + @actortoartist to share your radical discoveries and takeaways!

     

    #speechforthestage

    a e i o u

    (X)

    C → K

    K → C

    ckay-ckee-ckai-ckoh-ckoo

    kcay-kcee-kcai-kcoh-kcoo

     

    Tap into a Free 🌺 Release Your Anxiety in 30 Minutes or Less 🌺 Session so that you can feel safe in your body today (even in uncertain times).

     

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    Haven’t left a review yet? If you’ve had an artistic ah-ha or breakthrough from the show, all you need to do is head to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-actors-wish/id1534942951

     to share some love! Before you submit the review, be sure to take a screenshot and send it over to impulse@actortoartist.com to receive my Free Creative Child Meditation, as a thank you for spending your time with me and sharing it with the partners you care most about.

     

    Your use of the content on this site, content from our podcast The Actor’s Wish, content on our social media, content from our email list as well as your participation in an EFT/Tapping group or personal experience is at your own risk. Actor to Artist does not guarantee any results from using this content or participating in an EFT/Tapping experience and is for educational and informational purposes only. It is your responsibility to do your own research, consult, and obtain a professional for your medical, psychological, legal, financial, health or other help that you may need for your situation. We cannot promise any specific benefits that you will experience from using our services.

    • 25 min
    How to gain Emotional Freedom in LIFE & ART (+ where I’ve been)

    How to gain Emotional Freedom in LIFE & ART (+ where I’ve been)

    So you want Emotional Freedom onstage and onscreen but not in life… 

    You can change that *right now* Creative Rebel AND infuse the Emotional Mastery of your inner work into your artistic pursuits! I’m talkin’ self-tape success, align with your dream agent or $$ flooding in (in abundance), and ALL the goodness you seek to claim for yourself (but you gotta step up and claim it!)

     

    You’ll learn:

    Where I’ve been this last year (mhmm... a year it has been!)
    The ULTIMATE quantum leap tool (that you can apply to your career & life today)
    How my voice sank back into its natural register (without any technical work)
    How I changed my emotional home to one that inspires me (you can too!)
    The best method to handle the high’s & low’s of this #ArtistLife (& return to your center, fast)

     

    And SO much more. Be sure to take a screenshot of this episode and tag me in your IG stories @serabanda + @actortoartist to share your radical discoveries and takeaways!

     

    #speechforthestage

    a e i o u

    F → T

    T → F

    fay-fee-fai-foh-foo

    tay-tee-tai-toh-too

    Fay-tay, fee-tee, fai-tai, foh-toh, foo-too

    Tay-fay, tee-fee, tay-fay, tof-foh, too-foo

    Fay-tay-tay, fee-tee-tee, fai-tai-tai, foh-toh-toh, foo-too-too

    Tay-fay-fay, tee-fee-fee, tai-fai-fai, toh-foh-foh, too-foo-foo 

     

    🌟 ACTIVATE Your ARTIST LIFE 🌟 in 5 Weeks or Less [ends on 6/24 @9pm PST]
    Free ⚡️ ELEVATE Your ARTIST Life ⚡️ Session
     

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    Haven’t left a review yet? If you’ve had an artistic ah-ha or breakthrough from the show, all you need to do is head to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-actors-wish/id1534942951

     to share some love! Before you submit the review, be sure to take a screenshot and send it over to impulse@actortoartist.com to receive my Free Creative Child Meditation, as a thank you for spending your time with me and sharing it with the partners you care most about.

     

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    Your use of the content on this site, content from our podcast The Actor’s Wish, content on our social media, content from our email list as well as your participation in an EFT/Tapping group or personal experience is at your own risk. Actor to Artist does not guarantee any results from using this content or participating in an EFT/Tapping experience and is for educational and informational purposes only. It is your responsibility to do your own research, consult, and obtain a professional for your medical, psychological, legal, financial, health or other help that you may need for your situation. We cannot promise any specific benefits that you will experience from using our services.

    • 25 min
    Oh, So You’re a Reeeeeaaal Actor (drop that right now)

    Oh, So You’re a Reeeeeaaal Actor (drop that right now)

    Do you let the industry define the terms + conditions of whether or not you’re an actor? Of your artistic worth? Today’s episode is edgy, Rebel-Actor. I know you’re up to the challenge. 

     

    I’m meeting you in our creative laboratory, in radical honesty. Are you ready to hold up the mirror?

     

    You’ll learn:

    Why it’s so dangerous to put your artistic worth outside of yourself 
    Why external validation doesn’t hold the same weight as internal
    How to stop creating and acting conditionally
    2 events that shifted the lens of how I view myself as an artist (and how you can too)
    Why trying to prove that you’re an actor is a waste of energy 

     

    And SO much more. Be sure to take a screenshot of this episode and tag me in your IG stories @serabanda + @actortoartist to share your radical discoveries and takeaways!

     

    #speechforthestage

    a e i o u

    R → L

    L → R

    ray-lay, ree-lee, rai-lai, roh-loh, roo-loo

    lay-ray, lee-ree, lai-rai, loh-roh, loo-roo

     

    Crush your next audition (+ all future auditions... on repeat) in 2 hours or less with our ⚡️REBEL MONOLOGUE MAKEOVER ⚡️

     

     

    Join the International Ensemble on IG: @actortoartist

     

     

    Haven’t left a review yet? If you’ve had an artistic ah-ha or breakthrough from the show, all you need to do is head to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-actors-wish/id1534942951

     to share some love! Before you submit the review, be sure to take a screenshot and send it over to impulse@actortoartist.com to receive my Free Creative Child Meditation, as a thank you for spending your time with me and sharing it with the partners you care most about.

     

    Your use of the content on actortoartist.com, content from our podcast The Actor’s Wish, content on our social media or content from our email list is at your own risk. Actor to Artist does not guarantee any results from using this content and is for educational and informational purposes only. It is your responsibility to do your own research, consult, and obtain a professional for your medical, psychological, legal, financial, health or other help that you may need for your situation. We cannot promise any specific benefits that you will experience from using our services.

     

    • 27 min
    Acting is Acting with Lovena Kureemun

    Acting is Acting with Lovena Kureemun

    I have a serendipitous episode to share with you today, Rebel-Actor, with our special guest: Lovena Kureemun!

     

    Lovena is the author of “Acting is Acting: Your Step by Step Acting Guidebook” and “18 Laws of Achievement.” Her work has been recently translated into Spanish. Lovena loves acting, writing and teaching.  

     

    Lovena completed a foundational year at The Queen Mary University of London and trained for two years at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City.  Lovena attended workshops and short courses at RADA and East 15 School of Acting in London. 

     

    Lovena currently lives with her Mother in Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean.

     

    Lovena is the pure embodiment of following one’s wishes, in the way she approaches the craft, writing, teaching, traveling and how she even ended up on this podcast!

     

    You will learn:

    How Lovena is spearheading a business, writing books, teaching and serving artists all around the globe
    Why, for many, acting is a luxury
    Why artists must speak many languages, and even beyond language 
    The visceral experience of culture shock 
    Why Lovena teaches classes at 2am
    What expressing your gifts does for the world
    How to create your career on your own terms 

     

    And so much more! Be sure to take a screenshot of this episode and tag us in your IG stories @actortoartist + @acting_is_acting to share with us your takeaways and breakthroughs!

     

    Check out Lovena’s book "Acting is Acting" in Spanish!

    Amazon

    iBook

    Barnes & Noble

     

    Check out "Acting is Acting" is English!

    Amazon

    iBook

    Barnes & Noble

     

    Check out Lovena's script analysis course on Skillshare!

     

    Connect with Lovena on Facebook!

    Connect with Lovena on IG @acting_is_acting!

     

    Join the International Ensemble on IG: @actortoartist

     

    Haven’t left a review yet? If you’ve had an artistic ah-ha or breakthrough from the show, all you need to do is head to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-actors-wish/id1534942951

     to share some love! Before you submit the review, be sure to take a screenshot and send it over to impulse@actortoartist.com to receive my Free Creative Child Meditation, as a thank you for spending your time with me and sharing it with the partners you care most about.

     

    Your use of the content on this site, content from our podcast The Actor’s Wish, content on our social media or content from our email list is at your own risk. Actor to Artist does not guarantee any results from using this content and is for educational and informational purposes only. It is your responsibility to do your own research, consult, and obtain a professional for your medical, psychological, legal, financial, health or other help that you may need for your situation. We cannot promise any specific benefits that you will experience from using our services.

    • 51 min
    #TapIntoYourRebelActor: Use EFT/Tapping to Achieve Your Dreams (+ mini-tap!)

    #TapIntoYourRebelActor: Use EFT/Tapping to Achieve Your Dreams (+ mini-tap!)

    I’m guessing that you’re open to ALL methods that can help you achieve your dreams... right, Rebel-Actor!?

     

    Today, we’re diving deep into the incredible modality of Emotional Freedom Technique, commonly referred to as Tapping. EFT/Tapping is a blend of modern psychology and Chinese medicine (acupressure). By tapping on meridian power points, and tuning into emotions, memories, and perceptions, all parts of the Self (physical, mental, emotional) come in for healing all at once. 

     

    I’m a master practitioner in training and I am thrilled to be sharing this powerful and highly effective tool with you in our creative laboratory. EFT/Tapping has transformed my life and I know it will transform yours too.

     

    You will discover:

    How EFT/Tapping can help you release negative patterns, habits and beliefs that are holding you back, and instill new empowering beliefs that serve you (and your dreams) in their place
    Brain plasticity and creating new neural pathways with EFT/Tapping
    Why your artist journey isn’t linear + it’s time to embrace the weird
    How love is the solvent (yes, even for your #actorslife)
    Why this specific method of EFT/Tapping is different and goes deeper than most
    Why just focusing on external shifts (finding the right agent, creating the right reel, etc…) isn’t enough
    Why you yawn like crazy while Tapping
    A mini EFT/Tapping session (you’ll leave feeling 10x lighter!)

     

    Before you tap, grab some water, open your mind and embrace the journey! Be sure to take a screenshot of this episode and tag me in your IG stories @serabanda + @actortoartist to share your discoveries and breakthroughs! Did you move down the scale? Let me know!

     

    Join me weekly to #TapIntoYourRebelActor on IG live @serabanda! If you have any specific issues or concerns you want to tap on, reach out and let me know. 

     

    #speechforthestage

    a e i o u

    fay-fee-fai-foh-foo

    tay-tee-tai-toh-too

    fay-tay, fee-tee, fai-tai, foh-toh, foo-too

    tay-fay, tee-fee, tai-fai, toh-foh, too-foo

     

    Join the International Ensemble on IG: @actortoartist

     

    Haven’t left a review yet? If you’ve had an artistic ah-ha or breakthrough from the show, all you need to do is head to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-actors-wish/id1534942951

     to share some love! Before you submit the review, be sure to take a screenshot and send it over to impulse@actortoartist.com to receive my Free Creative Child Meditation, as a thank you for spending your time with me and sharing it with the partners you care most about.

     

    Please be advised that EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques or Tapping) is not used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any physical or psychological illness or mental health disorder. Consequently, EFT sessions do not provide medical diagnoses nor do they offer cures. EFT is considered a complementary or adjunct treatment option; therefore, it does not replace health care from medical professionals.

    Be advised that your consent to use these techniques involves your voluntary agreement to take full responsibility for your well-being and behavior and to indemnify your practitioner.

     

    Your use of the content on this site, content from our podcast The Actor’s Wish, content on our social media or content from our email list is at your own risk. Actor to Artist does not guarantee any results from using this content and is for educational and informational purposes only. It is your responsibility to do your own research, consult, and obtain a professional for your medical, psychological, legal, financial, health or other help that you may need for your situation. We cannot promise any specific benefits that you will experience from using our services.

    • 44 min
    The #1 thing holding you back from artistic success

    The #1 thing holding you back from artistic success

    Today you will dispel any notions you have about success and how to achieve success that’s aligned with your artistic signature.

     

    You're most likely doing all the "right" things on the yellow-brick-road to industry stardom... riiight?

     

    And still, crickets. 

     

    Not to worry. Today we’re diving deep into rarely touched magical waters.

    You’ll learn: 

     

    What exactly is holding you back from success (*hint* we each have our own unique ‘culprit’)
    Why my classmates at the Ilkhom Theatre saw me as a kamikaze actress
    Why standard industry tactics (the right reel, agent, school, degree, etc…) have little to do with achieving success
    Why you have to start on the inside to see external results
    How to embody + express beauty onstage + onscreen (*hint* it has nothing to do with having a 6 pack or the angle of your face on camera)
    Why criticism is your friend + success is a poor teacher 
    How you can create ripples across the craft + collective consciousness with your inspired actions right now 

     

    And SO much more. I offer you practical tips you can implement straight away to rev up your game and show up as your full-blown unique self! Onstage, onscreen and all the life in-between.

     

    I simply can’t wait to hear your breakthroughs and aha’s, so be sure to take a screenshot and tag me in your IG stories tag @serabanda + @actortoartist . Let’s be the domino ripple initiators!

     

    #speechforthestage

    a e i o u 

    S → K

    K → S

    say-kay, see-kee, sai-kai, soh-koh, soo-koo

    kay-say, kee-see, kai-sai, koh-soh, koo-soo

    say-kay-say, see-kee-see, sai-kai-sai, soh-koh-soh, soo-koo-soo

    kay-say-kay, kee-see-kee, kai-sai-kai, koh-soh-koh, koo-soo-koo

     

    Join the International Ensemble on IG: @actortoartist

     

    Haven’t left a review yet? If you’ve had an artistic ah-ha or breakthrough from the show, all you need to do is head to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-actors-wish/id1534942951

     to share some love! Before you submit the review, be sure to take a screenshot and send it over to impulse@actortoartist.com to receive my Free Creative Child Meditation, as a thank you for spending your time with me and sharing it with the partners you care most about.

     

    Disclaimer:

    Your use of the content on this podcast, content on actortoartist.com, content on our social media or content from our email list is at your own risk. Actor to Artist does not guarantee any results from using this content and is for educational purposes only. It is your responsibility to do your own research, consult, and obtain a professional for your medical, psychological, legal, financial, health or other help that you may need for your situation.

     

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Shakhnoza Majidova ,

My Weekly Inspiration!

I have been listening to Sera’s podcast for over 3 month. I have found each and every episode so inspiring, enlightening and a learning experience. The balanced and straightforward structure and delivery is earnest and I appreciate that.

I love her enthusiasm and the mind-blowing energy she’s charging her audience with! I really enjoy listening to Sera’s podcast and continue expanding my knowledge in Acting World! She shares with her tremendous experiences in a such a joyful way, and motivates you to follow your dream!

Thanks so much and keep up the great work.

Love the process ,

A must listen

The variety of interesting guests and the different insights from the host are remarkable. A must listen for anyone involved in the performing arts.

Loraxtrees ,

Fun & illuminating

I love the lightness and joy Sera brings to every episode. The question of “what if” is so powerful, I will apply it to my life.

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