The practitioners offer support, advice and rehabilitation coaching to fellow musicians currently suffering symptoms of Musician’s Focal Dystonia. A first coaching session normally lasts up to 2 hours, with subsequent sessions – if needed – lasting for 1 hour. Longer sessions may be required depending upon your particular situation.
The rehabilitation advice given is based on solving problems with, and finding efficiency in:
- Playing mechanics – your physical setup
- Mental direction – the quality and efficiency of signals you send to your body
- Emotions – removing negative neuro-associations to your instrument and replacing these by reinforcing positive neuro-associations
In a first coaching session, you’ll begin with some simple questions/answers. By asking you general questions about yourself, your playing history, your symptoms, current situation etc., a practitioner can build up an understanding for the possible causes of your MFD. More importantly however, this initial conversation allows them to give advice and choose exercises tailored for your recovery.
Coaching sessions are always treated with the strictest of confidence.
What you need for a coaching session:
- Computer with webcam
- Reliable internet connection
- Skype account
- Pen and paper
- Your instrument
To enquire about coaching, please use the contact form HERE.
Reviews and previous clients
The practitioners on this site have given coaching to and helped rehabilitate a number of amateur and professional musicians from around the world. Some of these musicians are well-known in the worlds of jazz and commercial music whilst others occupy positions in professional symphony orchestras.
To read reviews from previous coaching clients, click HERE.