perforMance psychology

for musicians, dancers & performers


“To breakthrough your performance, you’ve got to breakthrough your psychology.”

Jensen Siaw

Performance Psychology is for those in the performing arts sector that wish to overcome performance anxiety, demanding pressures from auditions, expression of emotions, perfectionism, attention and concentration issues, motivation, and burnout. Performance psychologist, Karen Lo, offers the following services:


Performance Psychology topics typically include:

for performers & students:

  • Goal setting

  • Self-talk

  • Imagery / mental rehearsal

  • Performance anxiety

  • Choking

  • Motivation

  • Stage confidence

  • Pre-event routines

  • Focus and concentration

  • Managing injury / burnout

  • Perfectionism

  • Fear of success / failure


for coaches & parents:

  • How can I be a better performing arts parent/teacher?

  • How can I better communicate with my children/students?

  • How do I boost my children’s/students’ confidence?

  • How can I keep my children/students motivated in their art?


“Karen provided insight on how we can create a more motivational environment for our dance students, and manage performance and audition anxiety , which I believe are crucial mental skills.”

Lecturer, School of Dance, HK Academy for Performing Arts


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