Performance Confidence for Performing Artists

DATES and TIMES Summer 2024

Sundays 4-6pm

All meetings take place on Zoom

28th April

5th May

12th May

19th May

2nd June

9th June

About the Programme

This course will equip you with a toolkit that will enable you to:

  • understand more about the relationship between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours both on and off stage
  • practise more effectively
  • approach performances more positively
  • perform with a higher level of emotional regulation and control, leaving you free to access your creativity in the moment
  • reflect more adaptively after a performance so that you can learn from the things that went well and less well
  • develop self-acceptance
  • tackle perfectionism and procrastination (which are more closely linked that you might imagine).

In the group sessions, you can expect some information delivery as well as lots of interactive exercises and group discussions. We’ll also be using the breakout rooms for work in pairs and trios.

I operate a strict confidentiality protocol that applies to all participants and runs throughout and beyond the course.

The course is accompanied by a comprehensive handbook that you’ll have for life.

Who is the Programme for?

This course is for performing artists from any discipline, who want to develop their performance confidence and improve their psychological wellbeing.

The course is limited to 12 participants.

What is the Theoretical Background?

Rational Emotive Behavioural Coaching (REBC) underpins my approach to performance confidence. REBC has its roots in Stoic Philosophy and was developed by Albert Ellis in New York in the 1950’s. At its centre is the idea that we are not bothered by things that happen (or our inferences about the things that happen) but by our rigid and inflexible beliefs about them. REBC surfaces and disputes the rigid and inflexible demands that we make of ourselves (“I must perform perfectly”) or of others (“you must treat me well”) or of the world (“life must be easy”), and also the beliefs that stem from those demands e.g. “If I don’t play perfectly…it’s awful” or “I can’t bear it” or “I’m a failure”. When performing artists learn to think more flexibly and adaptively, this leads to more confident performance and better psychological wellbeing, both on and off the stage. REBC is increasingly used in sport and I have developed a bespoke approach for use with performing artists, that I have tried and tested over the past few years.


£360 (includes 2 x 60 minute 1:1 coaching sessions that will take place at a time to suit you)

Additional 1:1’s available on request.

In order to ensure that this course is right for you, I’d love to have an informal conversation before sending you the booking form. To set this up, please email me at or fill in the contact form or simply book a time on my calendar.

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