A fantastic looking event with wonderful colleagues at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem. I’ve been invited to speak about the psychology of change and am in the midst of planning that lecture just now. The focus for me here is about understanding what change is, and how it can make us feel, especially in the context of thinking beyond ballet, balancing inherited traditions with the developments of our sector, our evidence-base and more progressive ways of working which can optimise performance, and health and wellbeing. I’m going to build in a positive psychology perspective to dealing with change, looking at how frameworks such as flow and flourishing can help us cope in the face of change. The conference committee are keen to disseminate events from the conference so I will post those links here when they are available. In the meantime, book! It looks like a great set of sessions with some inspiring speakers and provocative discussions. Cannot wait.