Many artists experience performance anxiety at some time in their career, and it can be devastating. If you are suffering from performance anxiety, psychotherapy can help.
We will take a close look at your personal triggers, symptoms, thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and devise a treatment plan, which might include relaxation and focussing exercises, cognitive restructuring, working with anxiety as it emerges in session, gradual exposure to the challenging situation, and a referral for a consultation about medication. We will also explore with how your body holds the experience of anxiety and trauma around performing. Sometimes performance anxiety emerges in the context of life transitions or career challenges, and this may also become part of the therapy.
I’m interested in helping artists of all kinds with creative blocks, which I consider to be performance anxiety that happens when there is no one watching.
There are many paths to conquering performance anxiety. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity for an individually tailored approach that can go as deeply into your personal issues and your past as necessary to help you to shift to a joyous, free and vibrant experience of performing.
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