Below is a sampling of workshops I have presented in the past. Workshops are always tailored to your organization’s specific needs and custom topics are available on request. I can present live in-person or via Zoom. Contact me to discuss the topics you're interested in for your participants. Pricing is unique for each presentation; inquire for more information.
"A fierce advocate for student wellness, Amy West brings exceptional coaching skills coupled with love of helping students rely on their strengths to overcome challenges. Her kindness, empathy, and deep listening skills puts anyone at ease, allowing space for reflection and productive conversation. Her workshops are full of wisdom, practical tools, and inspiration to take the next step that's right for you. I highly recommend Amy as a coach and a presenter!"
Dr. Paola Savvidou, Wellness Initiative Program Manager & Adjunct Lecturer in Music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, University of Michigan
This workshop will explore what our strengths are and how we can build on what is already working in order to develop a strong foundation for staying grounded in a time of uncertainty. We will look at researched-based science and uncover the "why" behind our motivation to make positive changes in our lives.
As women, we wear many hats, from caring for family members, whether it be children, aging parents, extended family, to making sure there is food in the refrigerator, on top of the many work-related responsibilities. This workshop will explore ways to find our center and to creatively carve out time in our day for the areas of our lives that are essential to our well-being.
In this workshop we will learn about our hard-wiring for stress and how to use stress productively. Students will learn how to center themselves and how to apply healthy strategies for managing stress loads.
COVID-19 has thrown us into a new reality. How do we stay centered and grounded in a time of so many unknowns? In this workshop, we will explore how to practice applying self-care, acceptance, and patience with ourselves and others. We will look at the ways we can anchor ourselves in order to withstand the unknowns and the stressors, and search for the silver lining in each challenging situation.
This presentation is for high school students who are interested in auditioning for the dance department at the University of Michigan. We will explore our body’s physical manifestations of audition nerves and learn strategies to center the body for auditionees to put their best audition forward.
Have you ever found yourself at the end of the day and you didn't get your practice time in when you had every intention of doing so? Ever feel frustrated you aren't improving fast enough even when you are practicing? In this workshop for musicians, we will unpack inner resistance, get behind the "why" in motivation, and explore time management strategies.
This presentation is for high school students who are interested in auditioning for the voice department at the University of Michigan. We will explore our body’s physical manifestations of audition nerves and learn strategies to center the body for auditionees to put their best audition forward.
COVID-19 has thrown us into an altered reality and continues to impact the many different areas of our lives. In this workshop, we will explore ways to seek balance, find joy, and define what contentment feels like in a time of rapid change.
In this workshop, we will explore the importance of alignment and posture and how it can help us improve our craft and our overall well-being.
Michigan Ice Dance Academy - Are You In the Gap Or the Gain? (2023).
MPulse Vocal Arts Institute - Wellness/Movement Workshops for Understanding Performance Nerves and Overcoming Burnout; University of Michigan high school summer program (2023).
Àkójọpọ̀'s 2023 Virtual Mentorship - Wellness for Musicians: The Art of Practicing and How to Move Through It; Nigerian Musician’s Workshop (2023).
Wellness Workshop for Ice Dance Skaters; Charlie White and Tanith Belbin - Arctic Edge Ice Arena, Canton, Michigan (2022, 2022, 2022, 2023).
University of Michigan Urology residents movement workshop (2022).
Ditch the Bitching and Find the Joy in the Stitching: A Workshop on Finding Our Center; American Theatrical Costume Association (2022).