Performance Psychology is similar to sport psychology but applied to participants other than athletes. We are all performers in one way or another and seek to enhance our performance. The artist, musician, dancer, writer, business woman, marketing consultant or people starting a business are all individuals looking for “the edge” to make a difference in their performance. And we know that that edge can be found by training for the psychological aspects of performance, regardless of the performance demand.
The work is similar to that done with athletes and coaches; however, the clientele include the following:
Artists (painters, writers, photographers)
Work to improve creativity, transcend “writer’s block,” believe art can be your livelihood.
Facilitate the learning process in beginning students or help the more highly skilled prepare for recitals/major events.
Learn how to build and maintain confidence, overcome performance blocks, use visualization training, perform under pressure and heal from eating disorders.
Help learn to play different roles, increase comfort with an audience, improve the quality of time in the studio.
Improve productivity, manage stress, handle conflict, set goals, leadership development, communication skills and conflict resolution, balancing work and family life.
Mental Health Professionals
Work on self-care to prevent compassion fatigue, heal from personal emotional injuries, and establish a healthy work/life balance.
Prevent “revenge training,” learn to trade in the zone, keep greed in check and stay with one’s rules.
Heal from compassion fatigue/burnout, incorporate one’s faith tradition in day to day life, be free when delivering the sermon, improving one’s repertoire when helping congregants with forgiveness