Story of a dancer | Coping strategies for anxiety and trauma

23rd August, 2022    |    By  headspace    |     417

For Nicole, dancing was both her happy place and her coping strategy. She felt free yet completely in control. When she danced, Nicole could escape the trauma of her past and the anxiety and depression that were bubbling under the surface. When she ruptured her hamstring, Nicole’s dreams of dancing professionally were over, and her coping strategy was gone. It wasn’t until she visited a GP that she learned how to support her mental health, and eventually dance again.

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This story was filmed on Wurundjeri Country, and we pay respect to the traditional owners of these lands. Produced by Good Grief Productions.

This video was produced by Monster and Bear.

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