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Letting Go of Performance Anxiety and Optimizing Musical Performance in a Case of Traumatic Loss

Letting Go of Performance Anxiety and Optimizing Musical Performance in a Case of Traumatic Loss The article introduces a model integrating psychoanalytic psychotherapy with neurofeedback, in a case of performance anxiety in a professional musician. The author uses a neurofeedback approach that is comprehensive and adaptive, emphasizing a renormalizing of brainwaves, rather than producing specific states or shifts in particular bandwidths in the EEG. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is used to address the musician's history of traumatic loss. The case is outlined, and improvements are described in terms of optimized musical performance and improved coping under pressure. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biofeedback Allen Press

Letting Go of Performance Anxiety and Optimizing Musical Performance in a Case of Traumatic Loss

Biofeedback , Volume 39 (1) – Apr 1, 2011

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Publisher
Allen Press
Copyright
Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback
Subject
SPECIAL ISSUE
ISSN
1081-5937
eISSN
2158-348X
DOI
10.5298/1081-5937-39.1.04
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Abstract

The article introduces a model integrating psychoanalytic psychotherapy with neurofeedback, in a case of performance anxiety in a professional musician. The author uses a neurofeedback approach that is comprehensive and adaptive, emphasizing a renormalizing of brainwaves, rather than producing specific states or shifts in particular bandwidths in the EEG. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is used to address the musician's history of traumatic loss. The case is outlined, and improvements are described in terms of optimized musical performance and improved coping under pressure.

Journal

BiofeedbackAllen Press

Published: Apr 1, 2011

Keywords: Keywords : optimal performance , performance anxiety , trauma , neurofeedback , psychoanalytic therapy

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