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You’ve Got This! – Will Centurion

Jul 8, 2020

Meet Will Centurion. As a professional performer in the Music Theatre industry, Will has been on stage and in the rehearsal room for 20 years working the national and international touring circuit on productions including – A Chorus Line, West Side Story, The King and I, The Lion King, Aladdin and In The Heights.

After an incredible career there came a point when things needed to change. “Living out of a suitcase and chopping and changing, missing birthdays and weddings etc, this isn’t an easy road and I was aware of that. After 20 years of being in the business I realised that I was not that person anymore.”

Transitioning to Psychology and integrating his own experiences in performing arts, Will taps into the performer psyche and empathises on a whole other level. “The lived experience of being a performer is so valuable and my own experience with mental health has armoured me for what it is I do today.”

Will has developed a range of mental health services that target the needs of Australian performers. One of which is the Teachers Mental Health Tool Kit. With so many teachers being the sounding board for their students it helps to give them strategies and language to do the best by themselves and their students. “It goes back to how I wish teachers had understood me while I was going through my professional development. I had a lot of battles.”

“You won’t always have an applause or someone telling you’re doing a fantastic job and patting you on the back. Sometimes you just have to do it for yourself.”

Read more in our Article about Will Centurion, mental health practitioner for the performing arts.

To learn more about Will’s services visit www.mrwillcenturion.com

Facebook: @mrwillcenturion

Instagram: @mrwillcenturionofficial




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