Physical and Mental Tools to Conquer Performance Anxiety

As a clinician working with performance anxiety, Dr. Meredith Duncan will give tools – both physical and mental – to help the musician handle his/her anxiety.

This session will explore:

  • Understanding the difference between the energy of Driven Behavior and the energy of Clarity, Focus, Ease and Grace
  • The role of the Unconscious Mind
  • The power of visualization
  • Monkey Mind vs Your Voice of Wisdom
  • Qualities of Being that reveal your true self

This will be an experiential workshop with participants invited to do exercises.

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Meredith H. Duncan, Ph.D. 

Meredith has more than thirty years experience in psychotherapy, hypnosis, medical hypnosis and visualization practices.  She had a 25 year career as an actor/director before becoming a therapist.  Working for ABC Sports, Meredith was the Directing Coach for the On-Air broadcasters for the Los Angeles Olympics.  She understands how the Unconscious Mind can be harnessed to improve performance as well as promoting a client’s physical vitality, goals and life vision.  Meredith works with a broad range of clientele including actors, musicians, writers, sports figures, attorneys, and entrepreneurs.

Meredith attended Mount Vernon College (now George Washington University) and Dartmouth College.  She graduated from the University of Southern California, received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and her Doctorate in Psychology from the Southern California University for Professional Studies.

Meredith was born in New York City and grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut.  From an early age, she loved performing:  public speaking and sports in school and in plays made-up and acted for an audience of one – her mother.  At The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York, Meredith practiced self-hypnosis for her migraines, and her interest and passion for the mind-body connection was born.  Meredith currently resides in Los Angeles and is a licensed psychotherapist.