Focus On: Performance Anxiety and Mindset

Focus On: Performance Anxiety and Mindset

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Learn about the impact of performance anxiety and mindset on the performer and explore how to help your students develop and improve.

Theoretical sessions and practical exercises with leading professionals will give you a better understanding of and answer your questions regarding this complex subject matter.


Session 1: Step Up Your Warms Ups: Beyond The Physical

Session 2: What We Focus On Expands

Session 3: Wired for Success: Why habit formation is key to vocal progress

Session 4: Developing a Growth Mindset: The Student and The Teacher PLUS ‘Calm Mind’, a guided meditation audio to help you calm down when anxious

Session 5: Optimal Performance, Fight, Flight Freeze

  • What is performance anxiety and why do we get it?
  • The signs and symptoms that might indicate someone has performance anxiety
  • How the teacher can help the student strategise to avoid the effects of PA
  • What other resources, therapies and treatments we could recommend to our students.
  • Tackling performance anxiety and staying in the optimal performance zone
  • Developing a Growth Mindset in you and your students

Petra Borzynski Somatic and cognitive behavioural coach and accredited therapist.

Line Hilton MSc PAM, B. Mus Ed (Jazz) C. Hyp, MHFA.

Kaya Herstad Carney MA Performing Arts (Education), BA (Hons) Performing Arts Music, International Bachelorate eqv. (Generell studiekompetanse) with Sport Science, Instruction and Nutrition.

Gemma Sugrue MA, Bmus, LRSL.

For questions or issues please email BAST Training