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Unread October 13th, 2004, 12:52 PM
Bruce Kirkcaldy Bruce Kirkcaldy is offline
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Default Re: Writing and Preparing Inductions

Dear Jim,

I have "treated" several musical and dancing professionals over the years, and the majority have reported similar experiences (to what you referred to)regarding "superior" performances when they were least trying. I often wonder how we can deliberately generate these novel set of "attitudes towards performance". Certainly for many performing artists anticipatory anxiety or a chronic need to perform well seems to have strong inhibitory properties, adversely affecting performance. The question remains how do we practice "letting go"? Some techniques such as "purposively" introducing errors in our performance (whilst practising) would seem one of the therapeutic tools which attacks shame and embarassment and leads to a reduction in overall arousal.
Thanks for your comment.
Bruce Kirkcaldy
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