Workshop Outline

Morning Session


  • Overview of concepts
  • The inner game of performance: Self 1 & Self 2
  • Performance= potential minus interference

Part 1: Breaking the Anxiety Circle – Releasing Tension

  1. Tension relieving exercises (Yoga, Feldenkrais, Tai-Chi, Chi-Kung)
  2. Yoga stretching exercises (Loose clothing required)
  3. Alignment (how to sit or stand properly for maximum energy and efficiency)

Part 2: Serenity – Accessing the Inner Quiet

  1. Breathing Exercises
  2. Centering and Self-confidence
  3. Relaxation Exercise (with a tape designed by the instructor)

Part 3: Reprogramming the Mind: Quest for Dignity and Self-Appreciation

  • Recovering a Sense of Possibility
  • Goal setting
  • Blocks to those goals
  • Core negative beliefs
  • Affirmative weapons
  • The hall of champions
  • Recovering a Sense of Power: Dealing with Criticism
  • Good criticism and bad criticism
  • Gain disguised as loss
  • Notebook of positive qualities
  • Recognition of accomplishments

Afternoon Session

Part 4: The Art of a Relaxed Concentration

  • Power of Mindfulness
  • Short meditation exercise
  • Score studying
  • High Performance Imagery
  • Focal images
  • Anchoring
  • Visualisation

Part 5: Masterclass

Each student performs a piece of her/his choice. The instructor and the other participants give feedback to the student in a supportive manner. This provides the student an opportunity to try some of the techniques learnt in the morning session.