If you haven’t heard of sense memory, it might be worth looking into! When it comes to maintaining a healthy emotional life while still being able to perform as needed, sense memory seems to work for a large number of talent.
The basic concept behind sense memory work is that sensory cues such as touching your skin in a certain place and manner can cause a specific emotion to be readily available. For example, one of my actors can cry on cue by gently rubbing her bicep. Sounds weird? Well, our major senses are readily connected with our emotional life!
Other techniques find actors so far into character when they are at their best performance-wise, that they struggle to get out of character in their personal lives. If you are in Leave It To Beaver, that might be nice for everyone around you, but goodness forbid you have a character who is cynical, negative, or downright violent! The bottom line is that talent who can find a way to separate their professional and personal lives (and personalities) will have more healthy and longer lasting friendships . . . and maybe even better publicity.
This technique may work for some, and it may not work for others. Like most crafts, talent need to try and experience various techniques to find what functions best for them overall. In smaller markets, it may not be a well developed craft or idea just yet. To find out more about sense memory workshops, google it and start asking around in your area.