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April 18, 2024

Nervous tension, worry about your career, burnout, lack of motivation to practice, physical discomfort or pain, a lack of confidence in your skills… these are common experiences amongst musicians, unfortunately.

We all know that tension and anxiety feel bad, but reactions to stress have been proven to be downright unhealthy – mentally, physically, and emotionally.

When you’re severely stressed and overwhelmed, your body goes into “survival mode” – a fight, flight, freeze response. This is actually a normal response to a potentially life-threatening situation, but when it is allowed to continue over time, your fear and tension will increase and make everything worse.

Do you catch yourself doing any of the following when you feel stressed?

🤜 Fight: You toughen up and force your way through your day, despite anxiety and physical tension. But pushing yourself to practice more or work harder will just increase your tension levels, which can lead to pain and/or injury down the road. And your art will suffer as you block the emotions you need to express to let your music flow.

🏃‍♂️ Flight: You run away from your discomfort. You might find yourself avoiding practicing or frantically searching for ways to distract yourself from worry or pain, eating more or drinking alcohol to escape, or even going on an online shopping spree because you’re in denial of reality!

👽 Freeze: You “play dead” to your experience and pretend nothing’s wrong, while you feel listless, sleep more or occupy yourself with mindless activities such as binge TV viewing, doing anything BUT dealing with your reactions in a healthy, proactive way.

🌈 Here’s the GOOD news: there’s something you can do to change all of this, which will help you feel better AND play better, with noticeable improvement every day.

What people don’t realize is that the problems they’re experiencing aren’t actually caused by the situation or the stress itself. It’s how we REACT to stressful events that causes things to spiral down in a negative direction.

📉 When you don’t have enough time or enough gigs… how do you react?

📉 When your body feels tight and pain won’t go away… how do you react?

📉 When your mindset is negative and your music won’t flow… how do you react?

📉When you’ve lost your purpose, joy, and motivation… how do you react?

One of my favorite quotes from Frederick Matthias Alexander (founder of the Alexander Technique) is: “Mine is a method for the control of human reaction.”

💥YES!💥

As a professional musician and coach for musicians, I assure you that it IS possible to take charge of your life – by taking charge of your MIND!…and therefore your body and your emotional reactions to stress.

✅ It Is possible to organize your time and make progress towards your goals more quickly with less stress.

✅ You CAN make better choices when you play your instrument that result in less pain and performance anxiety.

✅ You CAN shift to a positive mindset so you can focus better, enjoy your practicing, reach a wider audience, and increase your musical success.

✅ You can feel excited and motivated to do ALL of these things – and make the most of your time!

👉 But ONLY if you learn how to respond to stress, physical and emotional discomfort, and the uncertainty of life in a super-constructive, holistic way.

🔥What you really need is an organized system that will help you see exactly how you’re reacting to stress, and how your thinking is affecting your emotional and physical state, your musical technique and artistry, and your ability to build your career no matter what’s going on around you.

Once you understand what’s going on beneath the surface, you’ll learn exactly HOW to relax your whole self (not just random body parts whenever they hurt or feel tense!!), so that you can calm your nervous system and bring a flow state to your music-making.

In my comprehensive private coaching program, you’ll learn my simple, step-by-step process. The Art of Freedom® Method will allow you to cultivate ease in mind, body and soul, and you’ll learn exactly how to apply it to play your instrument with ease.

🔥 We’ll get off to a strong start with a VIP Strategy Session to help you get really clear on your life purpose and musical goals.

🔥 You’ll get a very strong foundation in my self-study courses and video archive, with super-simple practices that just take a few minutes a day.

🔥 We’ll meet regularly for powerful coaching sessions based on your unique needs. You’ll also have access to inspiring group classes, if you wish.

😍 You’ll gradually watch your fears melt away, your confidence increase, your creativity ignite, and your musical abilities sky-rocket. (And so much more!)

If you’re interested in finding out more how I can help you THRIVE instead of just survive, just message me or email me at Jennifer@ArtofFreedom.me and we can have a chat about how I can help you!

~ Jennifer xo


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