You lived your life being a performer, since a you were a child…  Somewhere, somehow it was very apparent that you have an innate talent, that can be turned into a success.  And this is how it all started…  You were taken away from your childhood life…  performing and training for hours and hours a day.   Your time with friends gone. Your time to play with your toys gone.  Your time to run freely in the park gone. Your choices gone…your needs…gone. Your wishes and fears …unseen…   Everyone around you jumped and aligned with all it took for you to become an image.  They took you to every practice and made sure you aligned with all the demands…

And things seemed to work well, because all the efforts and sacrifices turned you into a success.  However, after so many years of lost childhood, being told how to act, what to wear, and what to be…  you don’t know who you are anymore.  You were trained, groomed and made into what you are supposed to be to “your” audience.   Discovering who you are, was not an option…

Despite your talent and success, you now live in a emotional prison.  And when you get in touch with a little freedom, you feel confused, lost, and alone.  You don’t know what you want, need, feel, or even how to make small decisions for yourself…  leaving you scared of the freedom you crave.

Now, you are wondering if you can escape this emotional prison and still be successful.  A part of you wants out.  A part of you finds comfort in how things are.  A part of you is scared to continue this way…  a part of you is scared to change… You are feeling trapped.

Will you always be trapped?  Who do you really want to be?  What makes you happy?  All these are valid questions!  The challenge is that those that turned you into who you are, will not help you becoming your own person.  They are there to make sure you continue to be what “your” audience needs…

Deep down inside, you want to start a journey of self-discovery.  But…you don’t even know where to start and you can’t see any options…  However, you do have other options.  You may not be able to see them, yet!  You need people that can hear you and see you.  You need people that can give you the space to be you… People that appreciate you being an active part of your life… People that can support you toward being successful with emotional freedom.

And yes, it may be challenging to let go of everything you have known and start a new journey. However, is it really worth living your life in an emotional prison?  You will have to decide to make this change – the change from being Successful in an Emotional Prison to being Successful with Emotional Freedom! The place where you know who you are and you have a voice.  The place where you feel pride that you touched the world from who you are.  The choice is yours…

If you have any questions…feel free to contact me or read more about trauma on my Trauma Treatment page.

I am Mihaela Ivan Holtz, Doctor in Clinical Psychology working with creatives and performers. I help creatives and performers with their life struggles, depression, anxiety, performance anxiety, creativity, relationships and love, PTSD, and addictions. And, to become their own best version.

Mihaela Ivan Holtz, Psy.D.
160 South Lasky Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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