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An entrancing look at the world of performance and creativity. Learn about the neuroscience of the “it” factor, listen to artists who channel ghosts to create their work, and hear firsthand from a booking agent about how to promote yourself as an artist. Host, Holly Shaw, a hypnotherapist and performance coach to Emmy award winning and Grammy nominated artists, includes spotlight coaching sessions, the "open channel game" where guests go into trance and answer questions, and wildly far-out conversations with musicians, actors, choreographers, and influencers on this podcast. As one reviewer says, “Holly is amazing at pulling deep wisdom out of her interviewees. This podcast is a must listen!"

An entrancing look at the world of performance and creativity. Learn about the neuroscience of the “it” factor, listen to artists who channel ghosts to create their work, and hear firsthand from a booking agent about how to promote yourself as an artist. Host, Holly Shaw, a hypnotherapist and performance coach to Emmy award winning and Grammy nominated artists, includes spotlight coaching sessions, the "open channel game" where guests go into trance and answer questions, and wildly far-out conversations with musicians, actors, choreographers, and influencers on this podcast. As one reviewer says, “Holly is amazing at pulling deep wisdom out of her interviewees. This podcast is a must listen!"

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An entrancing look at the world of performance and creativity. Learn about the neuroscience of the “it” factor, listen to artists who channel ghosts to create their work, and hear firsthand from a booking agent about how to promote yourself as an artist. Host, Holly Shaw, a hypnotherapist and performance coach to Emmy award winning and Grammy nominated artists, includes spotlight coaching sessions, the "open channel game" where guests go into trance and answer questions, and wildly far-out conversations with musicians, actors, choreographers, and influencers on this podcast. As one reviewer says, “Holly is amazing at pulling deep wisdom out of her interviewees. This podcast is a must listen!"

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English


Episodes

All Kinds of Funny with Jeremy "Worm" Jones

6/17/2020
Writer, Cartoonist, and Stand-up comedian, Worm, joins me for a conversation about the search for funny, his latest book, an apocalyptic thriller, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Music by Dan Cantrell. Pick up a copy of Worm's newest novel, Two Alive on Amazon. Jeremy "Worm" Jones is a comedian, cartoonist and writer who has been doing stand-up comedy in Oakland for over ten years, producing and hosts regular events all throughout the bay area and now in Houston Texas. He’s the author...

Duration:00:37:18

Wake Up from the Fear Trance

5/29/2020
Where are you letting fear run your life? Listen to this recording of Holly's recent Sunday Session where she begins by finding out from the creative community - what are their fears? We discuss breakups, career, family, relationships, the fear of being disliked and the political fear trance we're all under the spell of. Listen to this recording and allow yourself to feel bigger than your fear so that you can be a catalyst for change! Find out more about how you can join one of these live...

Duration:00:43:11

Performing on Psychedelics

5/22/2020
What would happen if you gave a bunch of comedians psychedelics and then asked them to get on stage and do their act? Find out as I talk with Tom Bomb, a comedian and the producer of The Psychadelics Pshyo (pronounced "show), a monthly underground performance/social experiment that results in hilarity and artistic entertainment. One episode in a series of more to come exploring the topic of microdosing for creativity and healing. Music by Dan Cantrell. Upcoming Events: Register for online...

Duration:00:38:43

Calling In Your Guides: May Day Hypnosis for Fertility and Guidance

5/5/2020
Ignite your higher power and invite in your guardians! Did you know that the beginning of May is a time in the year where people used to believe that the veil was very thin between worlds? Kind of like Halloween only more wholesome without the scary vibe;). In this special recording of one of Holly's popular live Sunday sessions she piggybacks on that flower power "veil is thin" energy and leads members of the Performers & Creators Lab artists' community in an online discussion and group...

Duration:00:42:34

Laughing Into the Dark: Zoom Shows and Comedy in the Era of COVID

4/14/2020
Comedian and coach, Jennifer Mason and I talk about how to make the best out of online zoom shows, the transformational power of comedy and how everyone has a good "five minute set" inside of them. Listen as she explains how she uses stand-up comedy as a transformational tool and hear tips for how to make the most out of this COVID age of show business. Music by Dan Cantrell. Upcoming Events: Register for online events live with Holly Shaw, free during the shelter-in-place orders: The...

Duration:00:42:36

Hypnosis for Calm and Clarity During A Crisis

4/5/2020
Feeling anxious? Overwhelmed? Stressed out? Here's a recording from Holly Shaw's weekly live Sunday morning sessions: Group Hypnosis for Calm and Clarity. In each session this Certified Hypnotherapist, opens with a few words of inspiration, followed by simple and fun movement and dance for a few minutes before going into a deep relaxing hypnosis (similar to guided meditation). This week's session focuses on welcoming you back into different parts of your body and stoking the flame of your...

Duration:00:24:43

Psychedelic Experiences of an Esoteric Biohacking Coach

3/29/2020
Esoteric Biohacking Coach, Angela Rose Fields, was initiated into the ayahuasca psychedelic experience when she was just 16 years old. We talk about her intense experience plus the importance of set and setting, micro-dosing, the science of chakras, gut and brain health and more! Music by Dan Cantrell For info on Angela's upcoming Reboot & Rise Virtual Program visit expansioncollective.com Join Certified Hypnotherapist, Holly Shaw, for her free online Sunday Sessions: Group Hypnosis for...

Duration:00:36:55

No Filter Comedy!

3/6/2020
Israeli comedian, Nina Susman, comes over to my house for a candid wine fueled conversation about how we filter ourselves as comedians, what it's like to live on a kibbutz and more! Listen all the way through to hear a clip of Nina's stand up comedy! Music by Dan Cantrell LIVE EVENTS: The Comedy Lab Open Mic Have you heard about the Comedy Lab Open Mic workshops? A free-stylin' fly by the seat of your pants creative event where you write new jokes and perform them all in one night. Click...

Duration:00:27:12

From International Model to Agency Owner: The Power of Positivity

3/1/2020
Agency co-owner, Phillip Gums, talks about what it was like to be a black male model in the late 80’s and the age of the United Colors of Benetton. Exciting stories of how he persisted in the face of rejection and built the relationships that eventually evolved into founding, JE Model Management, of the most prominent agencies in San Francisco through a career spanning thirty plus years. Music by Dan Cantrell Are you a Visionary, an Explorer, or a Strategist? Take the free Creative DNA...

Duration:00:50:30

Telling Your Scariest Secret On Stage

10/23/2019
Actress, Singer, and T.V. host, Kellie Kramer talks about the process of mounting one of her biggest life stories on stage in her self-written cabaret performance of All the Good Men Are Gay, wherein she shared the personal story of her nine-year marriage to a gay man, including what she knew, when she knew it, and how they tried to make it work. Music by Dan Cantrell An encore performance of All the Good Men Are Gay will be mounted on January 31st, 2020. Check this website for...

Duration:00:33:51

Andrew Orolfo and Oakland's First Ever Comedy Festival!

10/9/2019
I got the chance to catch up with comedian, Andrew Orolfo who just appeared on the James Corden Tonight Show and festival producer, Shoshanna Howard to talk about the comedy lifestyle and Oakland's first ever Comedy Festival! Click here to get tickets and more info about Oakland's Comedy Festival 2019>> Find out more about Holly Shaw and the Performers & Creators Lab Podcast

Duration:00:39:42

Healing Body Hypnosis for Performers After Surgery or Injury

9/30/2019
Are you recovering from an injury, surgery or invasive procedure? Certified Hypnotherapist, Holly Shaw, talks you through a relaxing and positive healing hypnosis made especially for professionals who use their bodies - like musicians, dancers, athletes - Any injury or surgery can be viewed as an opportunity for your body to release old trauma, leftover emotional bodies in order to heal itself, and construct and create new pathways. This episode talks you into a deep and healing frame of...

Duration:00:14:34

How Do You DEAL with Unwanted Attention Off Stage?

9/18/2019
Being the center of attention on stage is one thing. But what about managing the attention that you get - sometimes unwanted - off stage? In this conversation with somatic empath, Harmony Gates we talk about dealing with sexual harassment, jealous haters, and also just unwanted intimacy on the dance floor. We brainstorm solutions for how you can deflect energy you don't want, new ideas for communicating, and ways you can re-construct your reality to continue to shine brightly in this...

Duration:01:00:38

The Comedy Chronicles VIII: with Stand-Up, Billy Procida

5/22/2019
Former guest, Billy Procida, is coming to Oakland to record an episode of his renowned Manwhore Podcast - so naturally I wanted to catch up and find out what's new with him in his comedy world! In this episode, Billy joins me for a frank and open conversation about stand-up, sex parties, the temptation of comedy romances, and why comedians sometimes cross the line with their jokes. Click here to find out more about Billy's Manwhore Tour and get tickets>> More about Holly Shaw and the...

Duration:00:26:40

The Comedy Chronicles VII: Vulnerability: I Can't Believe I Said That!!

5/14/2019
In this episode I talk about vulnerability and how it affects a comedy performances by sharing my personal experiences as well as talking about Brené Brown's Netflix special, Call to Courage. And I talk about my first ever comedy club performance at Tommy T's. Click here to listen to all episodes of The Comedy Chronicles. Learn more about Holly Shaw and the Performers & Creators Lab here>>

Duration:00:21:43

Getting Over Your Practice Hump

4/24/2019
Having problems practicing? Do you love what you do, but feel blocked or stuck in a self-sabotage loop when it comes to putting in the hours? Don't worry! Listen to this episode with Performance Coach, Holly Shaw, to get unblocked and get some expert tips for how you can approach practicing in a way that feels easier and more manageable. Want more resources for better practicing? Get a free downloadable mp3 for Getting in the Mood to Practice when you become a Performers & Creators Lab...

Duration:00:25:24

E54 Part II: Finding Your Voice and Letting Go Of What Other People Think of You

4/17/2019
Continuing this Live-Lab Coaching Episode with Showgirl Shaman, Kellita Maloof, and dancer/MBA looking to find more confidence in sharing her story. In this episode we also "time travel," discuss how to be interesting, the "milk-toastiness" of pleasing everyone, and how others shape us especially siblings. Click here to learn more about Performers & Creators Lab Membership on Patreon

Duration:00:45:10

E54 Finding Your Voice and Letting Go of What Others Think

4/3/2019
Showgirl Shaman, Kellita Maloof, joins me this week for a Live-Lab episode where we co-coach, a dancer and MBA who is looking to find more confidence in sharing her story. Kellita and I catch up and talk about the challenges of using the entrepreneur business model for the arts world and then we sink into Part I of a coaching session with a young woman wanting to let go of what others think and emerge more wholly confident. We coach, we listen and we time travel!! Be sure to stay tuned as...

Duration:00:54:51

The Comedy Chronicles VI: LightWorker Comedian Refine Your Jokes!

3/24/2019
Listen to actual clips from Holly's stand-up comedy, as this week she shares insight into how she's refining her jokes, what it means to be a #lightworkercomedian and what it is like living the "rock star" (cough cough, read "adult with interests") lifestyle. Aaaaannnd find out how you can instantly watch actual videos of Holly's nasty joke stand-up comedy by contributing to the podcast Patreon page. Click here now to check out the different rewards you can get by supporting the show!

Duration:00:18:53

Creating Haven with Briana Di Mara

3/20/2019
Listen to the story and the music of violinist, Briana Di Mara as we celebrate her Global Music Award winning album, Haven. Journey into the sounds of traditional folkloric music from all over the world through the eyes of this inventive artist as we talk about reluctant musical offspring, Briana's path through Suzuki and hard times, finding her tribe and more!​ Opening and closing tracks by composer, Dan Cantrell ​​All other music in this episode is compliments of Briana Di Mara from her...

Duration:00:33:51