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Mental Fitness 101 Workshop Banner, Creative Performer

Two sessions offered:

Session A: Wed, August 19, 2020 | 4–5:15 PM EST

Registration is closed for this session

Session B: Fri, August 21, 2020 | noon–1:15 PM EST

Registration is closed for this session

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Workshop overview:

  1. Discover how the creative process produces unique performance pressures for designers
  2. Learn how stress can impact individual and team-based productivity
  3. Identify mental habits and other external factors that kill confidence & creativity
  4. Explore self-care fundamentals that are essential for sustained creative practice

Whether you’re a student, freelancer, or on a team, practicing design can be a competitive and stressful business! To cope, designers often resort to a cocktail of dark humor, copious amounts of caffeine, and self-deprecating memes. But while a laugh here and there is nice, these tactics rarely improve outcomes over time and it is not uncommon for designers to experience burnout due to performance pressure. To thrive as a creative professional, it’s both possible and vital to develop mental & emotional resiliency. In this one-hour workshop, we’ll define “mental fitness” and explore what the world of Performance Psychology and Mental Skills Training can teach us about becoming better designers. This workshop will be co-hosted by licensed Psychologist, Dr. Amanda Alexander of Stretch Performance Psychology and Jarred Elrod, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Florida.

Workshop fee:

  • Free for students with valid school email (please provide email in registration)
  • $20 for individual professionals (please submit payment below)

Register & pay:

Full registration required to attend! A Zoom video conference link will be emailed to the address provided the morning of your workshop.

*We want this workshop to be financially accessible for all. If cost is a barrier or you would like to inquire about a group rate for a team, please register now and tell us about what you are looking for below. We are happy to work with you any way we can!