Cognitive Motion
CognitiveMotion – Improving MindBody Performance
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My work with neuro-diverse actors began while teaching Voice and Text work in several of London’s Conservatoire Drama Schools. My experience working with these students has led me to view all performance as a form of physical movement - from the movements we make on stage with our bodies, to the sounds we produce with our voice; all are a form of muscular movement. CognitiveMotion helps the neuro-diverse actor understand how the cognitive aspects of acting, such as script analysis, line learning or table work needs to be translated into physical performance. By understanding how cognitive process and physical embodiment are intertwined the actors are empowered.

CognitiveMotion helps actors to create a personal toolbox of strategies to achieve positive practical results.

Tools and strategies include:
  • Neuro muscular re-patterning - building better connections between the brain and the body
  • Developing the neuroplasticity of the brain to reprogram effective learning habits
  • Tools to help find the big picture before moving into details
  • Audition techniques
  • Understanding Mindsets - shifting from Fixed Mindset to Growth Mindset
  • Develops Motor Imagery skills - developing connections between the imagination and the body
  • Building Metacognition - empowering students to take control of their own learning
  • Memory development for Movement and/or Line Learning
  • Building proprioception - developing physical awareness
  • Physical Actioning – Directions in space
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