Know thyself : What’s your fear reaction?Nov 07, 2022
How well do you know yourself?
This week is all about different aspects of our basic wiring. Everyone is different and knowing your own reflexes / starting point is only going to help you in overcoming performance anxiety and playing your best.
So let’s jump in : What’s your basic fear reaction?
In the face of fear, we all have a signature reaction (or combo). This also comes out on stage in unique ways. Which one sounds like you?
Stay and fight - defend your ground! Performance impact : More agressive, pressure, plow ahead, hard sound, blinders on
Run away!!! Performance impact : mind racing, rushing, just get me outta here, let it be over, I have to get offstage
Like a deer in headlights! Performance impact : Memory slips, going blank, can’t remember how to play, instrument feels like you’ve never picked it up before
Omg you’re so pretty, compliments & flattery to appease the situation. Performance impact : losing the pulse, not playing from the “driver’s seat”, following the accompaniment, worrying about what the jury thinks, ong did someone caugh? Was that a laugh? Do they like me???
Knowing your fear reaction/s is a great place to start in overcoming performance anxiety. Remember, there are so many tools you’ll learn with @sparkpractice to overcome these reactions with your own confident responses. With neuroplasticity, elite sports, top musical training, & mindfulness, you have the tools you need to feel strong & confident on stage. 🚀
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