The Spiritual Psychology of Acting
We provide comprehensive training in the spiritual psychology of acting, for newcomers and professionals seeking something more.
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Welcome to The Spiritual Psychology of Acting,

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We offer actor training for body, mind and soul, for newcomers and established professionals seeking something more.

Inspired and guided by ancient wisdom, combined with modern science, the Spiritual Psychology of Acting is a comprehensive acting technique, evolved from the system of Stanislavsky and enriched with cutting-edge psychology, spiritual philosophy, meditation and a healthy dose of fun!

The Spiritual Psychology of Acting has been developed to meet the true needs of the professional actor, living and working in the 21st Century.

We provide clear knowledge and ground-breaking techniques in the art and craft of acting, to help you dig deep, get out of your own way and fulfil your potential as an actor.

So stop dreaming, stop waiting - start your journey and take your acting to the next level!

I look for forward to sharing the course with you,

John Osborne Hughes
Founder Director of Awakened State and creator of The Spiritual Psychology of Acting

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“Our aim is to create the life of a human spirit…
and express it in a beautiful, artistic form”
– Stanislavsky

John Osborne Hughes

Founder, Director & Spiritual Acting Teacher

John is a London based stage and screenwriter, director, acting teacher, spiritual psychologist and wellbeing coach. He is the founder of Awakened State and the creator of the internationally acclaimed ‘Spiritual Psychology of Acting’.

John has taught extensively in London, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin, and teaches masterclasses to universities and drama schools. He has trained some of the UK’s brightest actors, who have gone on to work in Hollywood, Bollywood, international feature films, Netflix series, soap operas, West End, Broadway, Royal Court, Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre productions.

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“I trained with John for seven years after I left drama school, and I consider him to be the most important influence on my career. The Spiritual Psychology of Acting represents the cutting edge of actor training available in the world today.”
– Eddie Marsan

What’s on offer?

The Spiritual Psychology of Acting offers a vibrant mix of self acting & development courses, seminars & workshops; each carefully crafted to empower, enlighten and inspire.

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The spiritual psychology of acting full course
The ultimate package comprised of six acting Modules
Acting Modules
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The Elements of Great Acting

The module provides you with detailed acting theory, combined with specially developed technique exercises to build a firm foundation and give you the tools you need to hone your craft and succeed.

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The Principles of the Human Psyche

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The Ten Steps to Creating a Character Part 1

Online Study Course The knowledge and practice of pure acting technique, for newcomers and professionals seeking something more…

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The Ten Steps to Creating a Character Part 2

Online Study Course The knowledge and practice of pure acting technique, for newcomers and professionals seeking something more…

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The Ten Steps to Creating a Character Part 3

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The Spectrum of Human Desires

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Seminars & Workshops
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Free Online Intro to The Spiritual Psychology of Acting

Join Spiritual Psychology of Acting creator, John Osborne Hughes, as he takes you on a journey into the heart of great acting and shares the essential techniques of the art and craft of character creation.

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Live In-Person Intro to The Spiritual Psychology of Acting

Workshops in New York and LA
The Spiritual Psychology of Acting is an evolution of the system of Stanislavski, with cutting-edge psychology and spiritual philosophy from East and West.

"John’s remarkable teachings and knowledge has underpinned some of the biggest changes in my acting career and personal life. I recommend The Spiritual Psychology of Acting to all artists and to anyone looking to improve the quality of their life."

- ADAM ROBERT LEWIS, ACTOR
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