Transforming Performance Anxiety Treatment: Using Cognitive Hypnotherapy and EMDR

Transforming Performance Anxiety Treatment: Using Cognitive Hypnotherapy and EMDR

by Elizabeth Brooker


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138614932
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/21/2018
Series: Routledge Focus on Mental Health Series
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Brooker is an experienced professional musician, qualified hypnotherapist, EMDR practitioner and neuro-linguistic programmer. She has an MA in Music Psychology from the University of Sheffield and a PhD doctorate from the University of Leeds where the focus of her research was reducing anxiety experienced in music performance.

Table of Contents


List of figures, tables and appendices



PART I Performance anxiety and the use of psychodynamic interventions

1 Exploring performance anxiety

Challenging the dogma of preferred therapies in current use

2 Cognitive hypnotherapy

Changing negativity and anxiety

3 Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing

Transforming trauma and the emotional mind

PART II Nine case studies

4 Reflective case studies

Method and procedure

5 ADHD, perfectionism and fear of failure

A link to music performance anxiety?

6 Scepticism regarding treatment for piano performance

Why randomly selected therapy may not work

7 An adult beginner’s fears

The spectre of a piano examination

8 Letting others down in clarinet performance

Ghosts from the past

9 Trauma when singing in a performance situation

The past need not predict the future

10 Anxiety in the sports arena

The one-incident trigger

11 IBS, anxiety at work and in the sports arena

A life-changing experience post-therapy

12 Confidence in presentations

Hypnotherapy makes it so

13 Presentations no longer feared post-therapy

An exciting experience

14 Future directions

The future is not set in stone


Figures, tables and appendices

Figure 1.1

The four components of anxiety (based on Miller and Chesky, 2004)

Table 4.1

Case conceptualisation and therapeutic change methods


5.1 Self-Report Questionnaire pre-therapy treatment

5.2 Self-Report Questionnaire post-therapy treatment

7.1 Log of musical experiences post-therapy treatment

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