Performers Support

Great art needs great focus and great communities need great art.

That’s why Attuned Psychology in North Adelaide dedicates a part of it’s practice to artists and performers.

Our Team

We have a team of psychologists including Alexandra Frost, Taryn Oak and Dr Alexandra Guhde who have a direct understanding of the creative mind and sensibility and the unique challenges and lifestyle that performers face, having worked with performers and entertainers from dancers, actors and comedians to musicians, vocalists, filmmakers, visual artists and writers.

This work is brought to a strong focus during the Adelaide Fringe and other festivals, because it showcases our ability as a team to work with artists who hit obstacles with their performance, who struggle adapting to the competitive demanding environment or may encounter personal and mental health issues while away from family and friends.

As an artist we want you to know you can feel assured that you can safely turn to one of our Performance Psychologists for safe, confidential support to help you ‘retune’ away from the public glare.

Our psychologists have extensive experience in working with mental health and performance issues, complimented by direct performance, education and creative experience.  Alexandra Frost, Taryn Oak and Dr Alexandra Guhde offer professional expertise and practical insight that enables artists to feel understood, enhance their enjoyment of the Fringe season and support the achievement of their potential.

Collectively our experience with a range of different performers is very broad. The benefit of engaging one of our Performance Psychologists is that it ensures an accessible service when time is limited and the outcomes critical and also a choice of psychologist that best fits your particular needs and goals.

We help artists with a range of issues including:

  • Supporting the health and wellbeing of artists
  • Fine tuning performance preparation to achieve peak performance
  • Befriend anxiety and harness it as energy for a great performance
  • Manage thoughts and distractions to improve and enjoy every performance
  • Clarifying values as a performer and setting goals for improvement
  • Overcoming creative blocks
  • Audition preparation
  • Managing depression and anxiety
  • Self confidence and body image issues
  • Improving sleep
  • Mindfulness skills training to enhance the art of being present in performance
  • Dealing with setbacks, disappointments and injuries
  • How to balance and manage demanding work commitments, travel and relationships
  • E mental health support using digital technology

Our team provides extended availability during the Adelaide Fringe so artists know they have a sound performance safety net.

Contact our team at Attuned Psychology at any time for support whether during the Fringe or other festivals or at other times of the year. We are passionate about supporting performers to enhance wellbeing and achieve peak performance.

Attuned Psychology Reception: 08 83617008

During the Adelaide Fringe

Fringe Direct Line: 08 81667160

Fringe Direct Email: fringesupport@attunedpsychology.com