Have you ever spent weeks preparing for a presentation or competition, only to freeze in the moment and stumble over yourself and your words?
Do you replay your mistakes or failures over and over in your mind to the point of becoming depressed? Do you punish yourself or beat yourself up over your mistakes by abusing substances, overtraining, or talking negatively to yourself (i.e. calling yourself stupid, a failure, or telling yourself you aren’t good enough or don’t deserve an opportunity)?
Have you felt yourself facing blocks to your creativity or passion?
Perhaps your performances feel dull or lifeless, or you can’t seem to connect to your work or feel excited about it anymore. Maybe it all feels monotonous and repetitive, or maybe it’s time for a transition.
What does it feel like to achieve a state of peak performance versus feeling extremely aware and incapable of achieving performance goals?
Owning your experience during a performance can involve an acceptance of what has happened - good or bad - and processing the experience to take what worked and build upon it, and adjust what didn’t work - in either case, there is growth for the athlete or performer.
Through mindfulness-based techniques such as meditation, grounding, and increasing awareness, we’ll work on feeling alive, fulfilled, and in-touch with who you really are in high-stress moments (aka “spotlight” moments). We’ll work to help you achieve flow-state - where all of your preparation and routines meet a sense of creativity and passion in the moment for the “in the zone” feeling. We’ll change that paralyzing sense of self-awareness to the beautiful loss-of-self that many athletes and creatives describe when they are in peak performance aka flow state.
These techniques can be applied to sports, performance, and everyday life to help you feel natural and confident in expressing your authentic self anytime you’re in the spotlight.
Use your experience of performance to improve yourself, elevate, and grow - perhaps even growing out of one stage/role in life, and into another.