The global pandemic: ? No live performances…no live teaching…fewer gigs…cancelled tours… are you using this time to your best advantage?
Almost everywhere on the planet communities are still practicing social distancing or are in lockdown due to covid-19.
Even thought we have more knowledge and hope than a year ago, there’s still so much insecurity and uncertainty in the world today! ?
If you were stressed or anxious before the pandemic, it’s likely that anxiety has increased, and you might also me experiencing more physical pain.
Nervous tension, worry about your career, burnout, lack of motivation to practice, lack of confidence in your skills… these are common experiences amongst musicians.
We all know that tension and anxiety feel bad, but reactions to stress have been proven to be downright unhealthy – mentally, physically, and emotionally.
In fact, a lot of pain is prolonged and exacerbated by stress.
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.
Have you been catching yourself doing any of the following due to the pandemic?
? Fight: You toughen up and force your way through 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 if 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 during the pandemic.
And if you’re in pain, you’re really in luck, because there IS a powerful solution to help you out.
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.”
As a professional musician and coach for musicians, I assure you that it IS possible to take charge of your painful reactions to stress – by taking charge of your MIND!…and therefore your overall well-being and your life.
✅ It IS possible to get better at sensing how your thoughts increase your tension levels and make your pain worse.
✅ You CAN make better choices when you play your instrument that result in less pain and anxiety.
✅ You CAN shift to a positive mindset so you can focus better, heal, prevent future injury, and enjoy your practicing – even if you can’t play right now, due to injury.
✅ You can feel excited and motivated to do ALL of these things – and make the utmost of your time during the pandemic!
? But ONLY if… you decide to learn how to respond to stress, physical and emotional discomfort 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 play your instrument with maximum freedom in mind and body.
In The Musician’s Advantage™ Jumpstart ‘Special Pain Edition’, you’ll learn my simple, step-by-step process based on the Alexander Technique principles and Primal Alexander™ daily home practices.
My 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 relieve your pain and play your instrument with ease. You’ll learn powerful strategies using my three-pronged approach:
1) A Private Coaching Session:
Get expert feedback and personalized solutions in a private session with me. After this session, you’ll know EXACTLY what to do for yourself in order to start feeling better and playing better.
You’ll get my 3-week Jumpstart foundations course, where you’ll learn the principles of The Art of Freedom® Method and the Alexander Technique to create positive new habits and improve your mind-body skills. Practice what you learn for just a few minutes a day, and positive results are guaranteed.
3) Live Group Classes & Supportive Community:
Belong to an amazing international community and learn along with other musicians working on the same things you are. Masterclass time includes personalized instruction. Video recordings of all classes are included with membership.
In The Musician’s Advantage™ Jumpstart program, you’ll learn how to apply The Art of Freedom® Method and Alexander Technique to promote healing for your whole self while improving the very foundations of your music-making – with noticeable change happening on Day 1.
This process is GUARANTEED to help you, or your money back!
If you want to learn exactly how to take charge of your own mind and body so you can feel better and enjoy your music again sooner, email me at Jennifer @ArtofFreedom.me to learn more about the “Special Pain Edition” of The Musician’s Advantage™ Jumpstart beginning in April. If you’re in pain and you want a new, proven way out, comment below or email me at Jennifer@ArtofFreedom.me now and ask for the details!
With Love & Enthusiasm,
p.s The ‘Special Pain Edition’ starts April 19th, but space is limited, and you don’t want to miss out on the advance registration bonuses expiring TODAY, so comment below ASAP if you’re interested!