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Stress Management for Opera Artists
Stress is often unavoidable, especially in the competitive and grueling
world of opera. Fortunately, there are proven methods of reducing and
managing stress and the factors that cause it. At this session you will
learn how to effectively deal with stress so that you can stay healthy,
productive and achieve your goals as an artist.
About the Author: Robin Rigby is a stress management consultant for
stress reduction, pain management, preventive and rehabilitative therapy
and sleep disorders. She is director and consultant of stress
management programs for performing artists as well as the corporate and
medical worlds. Rigby is affiliated with the Milton H. Erikson Institute
and a research associate for Allocca Biotechnology, Inc. Her extensive
medical background includes research on the physiological,
neuroscientific and psychological impacts of stress and chronic pain
utilizing stress management as treatment protocol. Rigby is a specialist
in stress management programs for performing artists that include the
New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera.
She is on the faculty of Mannes College of Music and the Manhattan
School of Music. Rigby also runs a private practice in New York City.