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Dr Patrick Gannon, Founder of Peak Performance Systems

Dr. Patrick Gannon is a Clinical and Performance Psychologist in San Francisco and San Rafael. He works with individuals and couples and specializes in performance anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, trauma, anxiety and depression. He is available in person, via phone and Skype.

Dr. Gannon will be presenting at the 37th Annual PAMA International Symposium at UCLA on June 28-July 1, 2019 at a Peak Performance Workshop and a Panel Presentation on #MeToo in the Performing Arts Institutions. See below for more details.

Hollywood and Health 37th Annual PAMA International Symposium

37th Annual PAMA International Symposium Presentations

Friday, June 28th, 10:30 – 11:45 am
Cardio Imagery & Rehearsal and EMDR: Using Brain-Based Techniques to Support Peak Performance Functioning, Patrick Gannon, PhD

Saturday, June 29th, 1:30 – 2:45 pm
Panel Discussion
#MeToo in the Teaching Studio: How Sexual Harassment Manifests in Performing Arts Institutions, Patrick Gannon, PhD, Patti Niemi, Karen Zorn, Blair Tindall

Peak Performance 101

Dr Patrick Gannon is a Clinical and Performance Psychologist.  He works with individuals and couples in his San Francisco and Marin private practice offices.  He also work nationally via Skype.

Patrick is excited to share about new, more effective treatments for performance anxiety.  Based on the latest research, there is now a broader understanding of the underlying sources of performance anxiety and how best to treat them.

Performance anxiety and peak performance are two sides of the same coin. When performance anxiety is up, peak performance will be down. Performance anxiety shreds peak performance functioning and inhibits access to the flow state. Performance anxiety consists of some 50 symptoms over five categories of functioning—physiological, emotional, cognitive, psychological and behavioral. It is now considered a stand-alone anxiety disorder, far more debilitating than the popular term “stage fright” would suggest. Many performers—musicians, athletes, actors, public speakers and storytellers—also feel a secret shame for simply having performance anxiety and as a result, never got the help they needed to treat it once and for all.

Today, new brain-based techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cardio Imagery & Rehearsal (CIR) offer a deeper and more curative treatment than symptom-focused techniques used in the past. For those with severe and persistent performance anxiety, often dating back to childhood or tied to a specific poor performance, these techniques are especially effective, rapid and permanent.

Performance anxiety does not have to be the albatross around your neck when you step on stage, the field, the court or the podium. It is TREATABLE and Patrick is here to help.

Call or email Patrick and he will offer a free phone or Skype consultation.

Email Dr Patrick Gannon or call (415) 751-8927

Find out more how Dr Patrick Gannon and BrainScripting can help you by meeting in San Francisco, your home, or globally via Skype.

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