HYPNOSIS AS A CURE FOR PERFORMANCE ANXIETY AND STAGE FRIGHT

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TThe psychology of performing in front of an audience: Musicians, actors, lecturers and stage performers

Dr. Shaul Navon treats performing musicians, soloists and orchestra members and offers workshops for performing musicians. Dr. Navon has lectured on the topics of agoraphobia and stage fright at international conferences in the field of Performing Arts Medicine.

As a professional violinist and classical musician, Dr. Navon has gained a great deal of experience on topics related to advising and treating stage performers. In 1993 Dr. Navon established the Israeli Center for Performing Arts Medicine, which provides psychological services for treating various problems of performing musicians. The treatment is offered to other professionals as well, such as theatrical actors, lawyers who make court appearances, managers and employees of various organizations and institutions who must give lectures and marketing speeches on different topics, and anyone else whose profession requires appearing on stage and lecturing before an audience.

Dr. Shaul Navon provides consulting and therapeutic services to the following institutions:

  • Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO)
  • Israeli Musicians’ Union (IMU)
  • Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv University
  • Rimon School of Contemporary Music
  • Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts
  • Israel Conservatory of Music
  • Participants in the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition
  • Participants in International Piano Master Classes in Memory of Marina Bondarenko
Therapeutic services provided for several areas and problems:
  • Treatment of agoraphobia and stage fright
  • Treatment of problems with self-image, self-confidence and motivation
  • Treatment of personal and professional identity problems
  • Career promotion for performing musicians, actors and anyone who appears before an audience
  • Treatment of burnout in the work of performing musicians, actors and anyone who appears before an audience
Three treatment methods are offered:
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Psychological-cognitive therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy for various psychological issues among performing musicians