Performance anxiety can feel like a heavy burden to those who perform in some way. Your mind may be muddled as if there is too much going on in your head, or you may feel like you forgot everything you’ve ever practiced or rehearsed! Neither are ideal situations for performing. Whether it's sports, singing, dancing, fitness competitions, instrumental performances, academic performances or public speaking they are all performances in some way.

Performance Requires Present Moment Awareness

All performances demand dynamic relaxation and total present moment awareness. And this is near impossible to achieve when struggling with performance anxiety. When struggling with performance anxiety, without relaxation you cannot process quickly, be spontaneous, be fully present, or even enjoy what you are doing!

Performance anxiety can feel like a heavy burden to those who perform in some way. Your mind may be muddled as if there is too much going on in your head, or you may feel like you forgot everything you’ve ever practiced or rehearsed! Neither are ideal situations for performing and when the mind is not at ease it can affect the body as well.

Physical Impact of Performance Anxiety Can Make it Worse

Physical symptoms include: increased heart rate, shortness of breath, trembling, sweating, dry mouth, gastrointestinal issues, and muscle tension.

Experiencing symptoms like these can further add to the performance anxiety since they are also not ideal physical conditions to perform, therefore, creating a vicious cycle–leaving people feeling like a ball of anxiety.

The solution is to accomplish the feeling like your brain is functioning at its best and remaining present and flexible in the moment.. This in turn, will leave your body feeling at ease as well. You may be feeling like you are crumbling under the pressure and vulnerability of performing, or you may know someone who is.

NeurOptimalŽ Neurofeedback and Performance Anxiety 

NeurOptimalÂŽ Neurofeedback is a dynamical neurofeedback, or brain training, that uses real-time brainwave monitoring to help people learn to self-regulate their brain activity. It has been shown to be effective in improving a variety of cognitive functions, including attention, focus, and memory.

BENEFITS for athletes, singers, dancers, instrumentalists, and other performers include:

  • Improved focus and concentration
  • Better decision-making under pressure
  • Reduced anxiety and stress
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Improved reaction time

If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, feeling incapable or uncomfortable when performing, NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback may be the right fit for you! At Breaking Through, our experienced and certified NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback Trainer, Jennifer, will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your individual needs.

Set up a free consultation to learn more about how NeurOptimalŽ Neurofeedback can help you, by emailing Jennifer or by giving us a call!

NeurOptimalÂŽ Neurofeedback is a safe and effective brain training that has been shown to be beneficial for a wide range of conditions, including insomnia as NeurOptimal Neurofeedback promotes healthy sleep habits, helps with sleep, to manage stress better and have you waking refreshed.

 
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