Strategies for Fear in Performance Workshop
We all have times when we get nervous in performance. For some of us, the feelings of anxiety and fear are more intense than for others. As someone who has struggled with and overcome performance anxiety, I know how overwhelming it can be. In this workshop, I present two of the best tools for overcoming fear in performing, to let your unique self shine through.
- Centering Exercise: a time tested and well researched strategy employed by top athletes, musicians, and anyone who performs under pressure.
- Optimal Self: a guided meditation to help us connect to the wiser parts of our selves that already have answers, have technical problems mastered, and that can help us be our own best teachers.
Time: 1 ½ - 2 hours; can easily be expanded to 2+ hours with an additional segment on the Inner Critic
Format: lecture and experiential; everyone gets to try out the tools together
It was so good today, Marta. A great experience for the students. The combination of your calm presence, unique ideas and content, practical application exercises, and deliberate clear delivery really kept our students engaged. There were any number of concepts that they could take away from the experience. Following up after each section and getting responses from them was key to having them take away thoughts they can use in their practice time. The length of time of the workshop was just right. I will make use of the the audio version of the centering exercise with my students and for myself. Thank you again for coming! -- Scott Uddenberg, voice faculty, music director for the music theatre department , Elmhurst College