Meditation Practices for Performance Anxiety

Meditation Practices for Performance Anxiety


One might approach the emotional feeling of anxiety and terror when performing for people in a variety of ways. As opposed to what the limited fight-or-flight model indicates, panic, fear, and anxiety are phenomena that appear as deeply strained emotional responses that are based on particular habitual ways of being with ourselves and others. In contrast to being reactive beings that are mechanically governed by their environment, in this concept we pause, cultivate, and choose our actions. Judgment is at the heart of this anxiety-inducing assessment of others.

We start with an assessment of our habitual attitudes towards judging ourselves and others in order to better comprehend performance scenarios where anxiety prevents us from creating and sharing music with others. The first step in overcoming our predisposition toward judgment is becoming aware of it and replacing it with an attitude of observation. The second is to practice kindness and gentleness toward one another and toward ourselves. Seek professional help from an Online Counsellor, if you have self-doubt or difficulty in self-acceptance.

A change in our way of being in the world starts when we observe instead of judging ourselves or others. We can further cultivate what is called loving-kindness toward ourselves and others after a time of meditation practice in the cessation of judgment. This "loving-kindness" exercise is known as Metta Bhavana meditation in the Buddhist tradition. TalktoAngel's No. 1 E-Psychology &Anxiety Counselling Platform in India, Singapore, UAE, and Australia, provides Online Counselling for people who get crippling anxiety when performing in front of other people. If you are searching for a Psychologist near me for guidance on mindful practices, feel free to connect with a Top Psychologist in India to develop better meditative practices.

Through five phases of practice, we learn to have compassion for ourselves, a loved one, a complete stranger, a person we despise greatly, and lastly, for all four of these people at once. Our ability to share music with others and to experience that process in a way free from self-consciousness (ego concern) and the distractions of judgment have both been improved as a result of this process of cultivating nonjudgmental compassion toward ourselves and others.

We sit quietly to begin this practice and develop an attitude of acceptance, love, and kindness toward ourselves. At this stage, we learn to accept our flaws and observe, rather than condemn, the aspects of ourselves that we find lacking. We perceive our flaws as characteristics that are fundamental components of who we are, whether they are permanent or fleeting. This combination of strengths and weaknesses is frequently revealed to be the fundamental building blocks of our individuality in expression when we refrain from judging and instead choose to observe.

Observe and accept that one's attributes combine to create the one-of-a-kind experience that only we ourselves can create, rather than assessing one's strengths and faults. At this point, we learn to accept our flaws as a necessary component of our individual voice in addition to forgiving ourselves for them. You might tell yourself, "I accept, enjoy, and welcome..." whatever trait you perceive as a drawback. For instance, "I understand, respect, and welcome that my tone is not always ideal." Repeat this exercise with all of the criticisms you have about your playing. Take into consideration these factors and develop better ways to cope anxiety, stress, and frustration. By doing this, we develop compassion for ourselves and turn our shortcomings or experiences into priceless pearls.

The second phase is sitting quietly and picturing yourself or someone you love creating music for them. With someone, we naturally feel safe and at ease around, we experience ourselves sharing the musical experience. Through our music, we cultivate loving-kindness with and for this dear one. Through this practice, we learn the genuine meaning of giving and sharing with others, which is free from self-consciousness and self-preoccupation.

Sharing our music with someone we have neither good nor negative thoughts for is the third phase. This is generating and sharing the priceless experience we have with a loved one with a total stranger. Some people discover that practicing loving-kindness meditation is enhanced by playing in a public setting where passersby are free to come and leave as they like.

In order to complete the fourth stage, we must recognize and picture the persons who cause us to feel fear, intimidation, resentment, rage, and other negative emotions. These are frequently individuals from our past who judged us or whose accomplishments highlighted our weaknesses. A teacher whose motivation was flawed, a musician who is motivated by hatred or envy, a person who copes with their fears by dominating or destroying others, or a harsh or critical parent who projected their failures onto us as kids.

This is a challenging phase that frequently requires the most time and thought. We imagine ourselves playing and listening to music with the individual we have negative feelings for. We cultivate a willingness to share and let the other person experience our creativity on their terms and in their own way while allowing ourselves to be open and vulnerable. We learn to develop compassion for their pain as a result of their self- and other judgment.

Finally, we can picture ourselves playing our song in front of a crowd. This audience consists of those we hold dear, complete strangers, people we have harbored resentment toward, as well as ourselves. This loving-kindness meditation is a potent tool for redefining and clarifying our interactions with others and with ourselves. It also enables us to share with and for others with greater sensitivity and compassion. However, you can also speak with Online Counsellor for Online Counselling to deal with your issues in a more effective manner.

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Contributed By:- Dr (Prof) R K Suri Clinical Psychologist & Ms. Aditi Bharadwaj