Some people are quick to judge. I’ve spoken before about the “critic in the head” constantly judging you and your actions. Very unhelpful. Wouldn’t it be great though to have the opposite – an enthusiast in your head? A voice that supports, and encouragers you?
We’ve all met those people who put you down or who raise their own self-esteem by taking away yours. And we know If the people around you put you down then it’s often difficult to feel good about yourself. Feeling good about yourself is a precious thing. A fragile thing even. At Theatretrain, we use the power of the group to raise everyone’s self-esteem and the result of that is a group that can go places and do amazing things.
Over nearly 30 years there have been many centres who take to the stage and from the first seconds you can feel the togetherness and the confidence in everything they do. That didn’t arrive overnight, they spent time learning to trust each other, learning to help each other. Once they are in that place it gets spread around and a newcomer picks it up almost instantly. What’s more they all carry that feeling into their life.
Good teachers have the skill to bring out the best in everybody. They praise a lot. They create an atmosphere of positivity and possibility. Then you have a group that says yes to ideas and really challenges itself.
These lyrics by James Brown seem to sum it up well
“Wo! I feel good. I knew that I would now
I feel good, I knew that I would now.
So good, so good, I got you.”
Life skills are part of the fabric of what we do at our theatre schools. Theatretrain classes are delivered by an exceptional and highly skilled team of performing arts teachers, passionate about theatre education, children and life skills. If you would like further information about our international award-winning classes in the performing arts, please visit www.theatretrain.co.uk