Musicians & Perfectionism

Musicians & Perfectionism

I find that musicians have their own unique set of challenges. Musicians are often shamed into keeping quiet about their own issues such as performance anxiety and depression. They exist in a culture where people don’t ask for help and where they learn to adapt by...
Deep Breathing Techniques to Relieve Anxiety

Deep Breathing Techniques to Relieve Anxiety

Anxiety is a part of everyday life. We feel it, and usually, with time, we are able to dismiss it. But for many, anxious thoughts are a constant presence that blocks calm thinking and healthful functioning. As a counsellor working with many kinds of people living in...
Managing Anger: Helpful Tips for Couples

Managing Anger: Helpful Tips for Couples

If you’re a human being and you love someone, you will feel angry from time to time. Anger and frustration are natural feelings that come and go in any close relationship. The goal for loving couples is not to turn away from differences, but to address them in a way...

Perfectionism in musicians

Most musicians grow up as perfectionists having to be better all the time. Living in a competitive environment, musicians are driven to play and create music as if their survival depends on it. It’s all about performance. This promotes normal stress and anxiety. I...