Wellbeing in and through performance: perspectives from sports and music

Williamon, A. and Antonini Philippe, R. (2020) Wellbeing in and through performance: perspectives from sports and music. Frontiers in Psychology, 11 (399). pp. 1-3. ISSN 1664-1078

Abstract

Each day, millions of people perform. Whether in the boardroom, classroom, courtroom, laboratory, operating theater, on the field or on stage, performances are almost invariably dynamic and, in some cases, extremely rewarding. Nonetheless, each performance also brings challenges, real and perceived, that may lead to patterns of negative thinking, avoidance behavior, and debilitating injury that can have serious consequences for success and for health. In this article, we draw insight and inspiration from sports to focus on how elite performers from other fields—and in particular, music—can come to integrate healthy approaches to performing alongside their drive to succeed.

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