Coaching For Performing Artists
Who is an artist who can’t feel free to express their true self?
Does it feel as though your whole identity is defined by what you do? When you perform well, you feel great. When it doesn’t go well or life throws up challenges, do you doubt yourself and become insecure?
Life happens off stage and yet as the saying goes, ‘the show must go on.’ But what if you suffer depression, injury, illness, loss, trauma, stress or anxiety?
The stage takes no prisoners. The pressure to stay on top of your game is huge. When your success, reputation, livelihood and enjoyment of performance are under threat, life on and off stage can start to feel like a struggle.
This can lead to depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, and if left unchecked – even death. I’m making it my mission to make sure that these challenges and tragedies are dealt with and avoided, so that artists can be free to express themselves on stage whatever is happening around them – without insecurity, anxiety or fear.
“Hello, I’m Christina. It’s my mission to raise awareness of mental health issues within the performing arts industries, and to provide a remarkable solution which not only supports artists in the pressures to thrive and succeed at the highest level, but frees them to be unapologetically themselves on stage.”
I believe that to perform is to be human. It is an expression of who you are in your truest essence. Trying to define yourself by what you do is a losing battle. Imagine if you could be yourself with no apology, and feel at home on stage whatever the circumstances:
- You would express yourself in performance without holding back
- You would deal with the pressures of a performing career and weather life’s storms with strength and resilience
- You would perform at your best with confidence, skill, passion, spontaneity and enjoyment
- You would feel truly connected to your audience, yourself, your art and life itself, without the need for drugs
- You would have the courage to be vulnerable without fear of judgement
- You would feel secure in who you are both on and off the stage
How would it feel to know that you no longer have to put on an act or be superhuman anymore? You can be truly valued for who you are, and the art you bring into the world, just by being human, and by being yourself.
Qualifications and training:
- Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy & Master Practitioner of NLP – The Quest Institute
- BMus, LRAM – (double bass performance) – Royal Academy of Music & The Juilliard School
- LTCL (piano performance)
- Registered with the National Council for Hypnotherapy, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and the Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Practitioner’s association
Why work with me?
I’m an artist and have dealt with the same struggles you’re having. I know what it is to be on the emotional rollercoaster of having a performing career. Not so long ago, as a professional freelance musician I had reached burnout. I was feeling so out of place doing what I thought I was born to do. Now I realise I had just lost my way, and needed some guidance to get back on track.
Performance anxiety, pain, lack of confidence, boredom, insecurity, lack of money were all signs that I wasn’t living authentically. I wasn’t being completely true to myself. What I didn’t realise then was that there was a way to feel truly fulfilled and confident doing what I love. I could be successful and make an impact on the world, in a way which fits perfectly with who I am. I realised that would come from embracing who I truly am both on and off the stage.
I was always interested in psychology and neuroscience, and knew I wanted to make an impact in the lives of others. At the intersection of these passions and my struggles, my coaching business was born.
I absolutely love the work I do now, helping artists to become free to express who they truly are. I find it hugely inspiring and it just lights me up to see an artist completely in their element on stage – in complete connection with life, transcending everything.
I want this for you too. Let’s explore together what’s possible for you. All you need to do is take that first step and click the button below to book a discovery call. I look forward to connecting!
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