Monday, June 18, 2007

Helen Spielman Performance Anxiety Workshops

Dealing with stage fright in a class setting is ideal since you can practice in front of your classmates! I encourage you to attend one of Helen's workshops--whether before or during the National Flute Association Convention in Albuquerque in August 2007, or at another future workshop.

I attended Helen's workshop "Performance Anxiety from the Inside Out" at the Raleigh Area Flute Association's Flute Fair in November 2006. The information was well-organized and well-presented, sprinkled with personal anecdotes and warm humor. Each attendee went home with some personal strategies for taming their brain chatter.

Her one-hour presentation "Performance Anxiety from Inside Out" will take place at the NFA convention on Thursday August 9 at 3 pm.

In addition, she is giving a full day (10:00 am - 5:00 pm, with one hour break for lunch) pre-convention workshop entitled Performance Anxiety from Inside Out on Wednesday July 8 in a location within walking distance to the convention center.

Learn how to replace negative perceptions and behaviors with affirmative ones that heal and build confidence. If you struggle with stage fright, you can gradually silence the self-defeating patterns that block your music. Learn highly effective tools to transform yourself from a fearful to a joyful and free performer, able to play optimally and let your music soar.

To register for one of Helen's workshops or more information on Performance Anxiety from Inside Out visit Helen's website.

Kudos to Helen increasing public awareness of performance anxiety and possible avenues of relief by presenting workshops on this important subject.


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