Perfectionism in Performance is a unique interactive learning experience for students studying music, dance, theater, and sports. It addresses mental health, perfectionism, and well-being in performance, introducing participants to the power of self-compassion.
Self-compassion regulates the experience between perfectionism and depression. With both perfectionism and depression on the rise, there has never been a more important time to equip our students with the tools to strive for their very best in healthier ways.
What IS self-compassion, anyway?
Self-compassion entails being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate, rather than ignoring our pain or flagellating ourselves with self-criticism. *
It is proven to regulate our experiences with maladaptive perfectionism and depression.
* Definition by Dr Kristin Neff
Self-compassion helps us become more productive.
When we’re compassionate, the parasympathetic nervous system, the part that calms us down, switches on, which leads to higher creativity. More blood flows to the prefrontal cortex, the part of our brain that does most of our thinking, and a hormone called oxytocin flows more freely, helping us maintain lower levels of stress.
Pain-Free Performing with
Sharon Jakubecy Klehm
Develop a powerful and relaxed presence that gets results through Alexander Technique and the Art of Breathing. Develop awareness of unconscious habits and learn how to gently release tension to perform at your absolute best.
An educated and strategic commitment to wellbeing and the management of perfectionism is vital for career success, health and longevity.
Continue to empower the performers of tomorrow to realize their potential and book your experience TODAY!
Critically acclaimed for his work as the Music Director for the Broadway musical Hamilton, Julian has been a perfectionist for over forty years using his adaptive perfectionism to work on over twenty-five theatrical productions around the world including eight in London’s West End and on Broadway and build four successful businesses in the creative sector. His performance workshops and masterclasses have been enjoyed across the U.S., Europe, Canada, Scandinavia and Japan.
Forced to quit his career as a performer due to injury, Julian is now in demand as a speaker, writer and consultant. His work on perfectionism includes a Tedx Talk, children’s book, and featured articles for The Hill (Educational Section), Fast Company, and CEOWorld Magazine. Numerous interviews for other news and entertainment outlets include ABC, CBS, and Authority Magazine.
Sharon Jakubecy Klehm
Sharon Jakubecy Klehm works at the intersection of mindfulness, movement, and professional development and has extensive experience in Alexander Technique, yoga, and breathwork. She has coached hundreds of students how to refine their body language and thrive in demanding situations.
Sharon’s workshops have been enjoyed by The LA Opera, San Diego State University Grammy School of Music, LA Philharmonic, and UCI, with other clients appearing in Dancing with the Stars, True Blood, Hamilton, Sons of Anarchy, About A Boy, Scandal, Days of Our Lives, and Weeds, amongst others. She has been featured in interviews for NPR, Huffington Post, and Inc.
Studies show that perfectionism and depression are on the rise. Perfectionism is prevalent in music, dance, theatre, and sports, and many students lack the knowledge or skills to manage their perfectionism successfully, leaving them vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and burnout. Perfectionism in Performance offers students valuable knowledge and techniques that help combat maladaptive thoughts and behaviors in performance and beyond.
How old do students have to be?
The content for each experience is specifically tailored to your age group. Minimum age is 12.
How many students can attend?
That’s entirely up to you!
Is this online or in-person?
Perfectionism in Performance can be enjoyed both online and in-person.
How much is this experience?
All experiences are tailored made to your requirements and fees are dependent on location, length of presentation, the number of students involved.
Is this only for perfectionists?
No! While Perfectionism in Performance specifically caters for perfectionists, students who don’t experience maladaptive perfectionism will still gain significant knowledge from this experience.
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