The Embodiment Process unites the imaginary separation between body and mind.  During the process shadow (unconscious) and repressed archetypes may be identified, preventing a full expression of creative energy.  By recognising the shadow, we can begin to make the unconscious conscious, recognise the multitude of archetypes, identify emotional blocks, explore feminine/masculine polarities and sexual/creative energy.

Various techniques will be used, including tantric breath, sound release,
deep relaxation and energy flow, allowing actors entry into different parts of their consciousness to access their full power. 

The effectiveness of these embodiment techniques lie in the ability to access deeper parts of the psyche, develop deeper consciousness and create fully embodied characters.

Embodiment For Actors offer a range of courses and workshops, designed to awaken energy flow, encourage intuitive impulses, and develop dynamic presence for stage and screen. Audition Coaching Services and Readers for Hire are also available.

Embodiment For Actors Level 1 – 4 Week Course is a powerful introduction into physical embodiment work, designed to awaken creative flow, activate the body/breath connection and tap into intuitive impulses.

The course will cover the following:

Tantric breath
Sound release

You will also receive TIPS on creating a showreel, what makes a good headshot, how to get an agent and how to create successful relationships with casting agents.

Facilitator – Maree Shefford  

Maree Shefford is a versatile actor, dancer and performance artist.  She has performed in many school tours including Eagles Nest Theatre School Tour ‘Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll’ and Linda Loman in ‘Death Of A Salesman’.

In 2017 Maree played the lead role in semi finalist play  ‘Life On Mars’  in the 2016 Short & Sweet Festival and has trod the floorboards in both Australia and New Zealand.  Stage plays include:  ‘‘Dangerous Liaisons’, ‘Blithe Spirit’, ‘Antigone’ and ‘Rites’.  Musical Theatre productions include:  ‘The Boyfriend’, ‘Panto’s’, ‘The Mystery Of Edwin Drood’ and ‘Fiddler On The Roof’.

Maree continues to push boundaries in performance projects including her nude role in award winning UK production ‘Trilogy’.  On the small screen Maree played Series Regular ‘Lily’ in the Channel 31 TV Series ‘Sonnigsburg” and has had many leading roles in many independent short films including ‘Candy’ in ‘Jack Valentine’ and ‘Hello-Good Morning’.  She had a cameo role in the award winning indie film ‘Innuendo’ and has upcoming roles in Feature Film ‘Deviate’ and a stage play.  She is currently writing a theatre and film project due for release in 2019.


8 years Speech & Drama – Trinity College London
3 years Eric Morris Technique – Teacher, Mal Kennard
Logie and AFI nominee, known for ‘Catching Milat’ and ‘E Street’ 
3 years Meisner
3 years Film/TV Acting
VCA Part time, VCA and NIDA Advanced Courses
Raw Truth – Teacher, Kim Farrant
Director of ‘Strangerland’ starring Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes and ‘Angel Of Mine’ starring Noomi Rapace
Physical Theatre – Sergei Ostrenko – Austria
Singing 5 years
Dance 15 years
Accents – US, UK
Performance Coach
Feminine Embodiment Facilitator
Role Play Actor – Conflict Resolution and Simulated Patient at Universities

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