There are SO many ways that our thoughts can “hook” us at an audition.
The Comparison Hook - "She’s wearing heels -- should I be wearing heels?"
The Self-Talk Hook - Both positive self-talk ("Damn, I am so much better than anyone here!") and negative self-talk ("They’re never going to cast me…") can hook our thoughts away from the present moment.
The Perceived Story Hook - This is when we make up a story in our heads about what’s happening around us, that doesn’t actually have any real basis. For example, you feel like the director looks at you funny -- and your mind makes up a story in which they totally hate you and they’re never going to cast you in anything ever again.
So when we get hooked, how do we get UN-hooked, and bring ourselves back to the present? We provide three ways you can practice staying grounded at your next audition on our Patreon page!
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Caitlin & the Ensemble