Summit Performance Psychology works with Musicians who are looking for the means to improve their musical performance and musical experience through training their minds.
It is unfortunate that musicians do not have support from trained Music Psychologists to assist them with enjoying their music world more, coping with challenges and building mental toughness. Summit Performance Psychology is filling that gap!
Performance Psychology aims to improve wellbeing and performance through both support and skill building. A psychologist can assist with performance problems like lack of enjoyment, confidence, motivation, anxiety, communication, emotion etc. But we also work with people who want to learn positive new skills and grow their capacity for mental toughness and achieve peak performance.
Musicians wishing to excel and reach their peak face a unique set of mental challenges in their competitive high-pressure performance world. However, an amateur or professional musicians mental challenges are similar to that of an athletes if compared. They both make sacrifices and must dedicate significant energy and time to improving their craft. Like athletes, musicians often perform and are evaluated under high-pressure public circumstances.
These common factors between high performance sport and music mean sport and performance psychologists, although trained in sport and exercise psychology, can be very effective specialists for aspiring and professional musicians looking for the mental edge.
Performance Psychologists can help musicians
- Preparing for performances- goal setting, confidence, planning for challenges
- Motivation and enjoyment
- Stimulating creativity
- Music life balance and managing stress
- Musical Identity and values
- Focus and concentration
- Dealing with performance pressure and anxiety
- Getting into the zone
- Bouncing back form setbacks and mistakes
- Communication with teachers and others
- Evaluating Performances positively and honestly
- Mental skills- Imagery, Positive Self-talk, mindfulness
- Planning career and transitions in performance life
Music Teachers and Parents:
The principles, support and skills we use at Summit Performance Psychology to enhance wellbeing and performance can help Music Teachers and Parents of musicians. We offer training seminars workshops and one-on-one training for music teachers to improve their ability to improve their student’s mental toughness and wellbeing.
If you would like to learn more about how Summit Performance Psychology can help you please contact us today.