Health and education are revolutionized by neuroscience and implications of the brain's plasticity. It would be a shame not to take advantage of these discoveries.
These two methods, called the « Performance Anxiety Neuronal Elimination Process™ » (PANEP) and the « Holistic Pedagogical System™ » (HPS), are based on scientific concepts borrowed from neuroscience (involving brain plasticity). Their effectiveness is proven and demonstrated by modern functional imaging devices (EEG, CT, fMRI, PETscan, scintigraphy, etc.).
The plasticity of the brain simply means that each act of learning modifies the structure of the brain by interconnecting neurones to create so-called "neural links". But I will come back to this topic in a moment.
PANEP provides a real comfort and allows you to stay calm whatever the circumstances. You will experience a great satisfaction and a real pleasure to perform.
Success is guaranteed. You will impress the jury during exams and competitions and always conquer the public during auditions and concerts ...
Hundreds of musicians, amateurs, professionals, top-level performers have already achieved spectacular results thanks to this method based on the plasticity of the brain.
These results are based on a solid work experience, since I've been teaching for more than 30 years. I have conducted courses, conferences, seminars in France and abroad, such as…
THE MIND, AN UNSUSPECTED POWER!
You will discover that our mind has incredible powers and can help us considerably when well used, but it can also hinder us terribly.
For example :
When we think we won't be able to produce an action, our brain sends our nervous system specific messages limiting or suppressing our capacity to obtain this result.
To be more specific, If a musician like you thinks that a musical passage is difficult to play, your brain will send specific messages to your nervous system that will prevent you (involuntarily and unconsciously) from playing this passage correctly, even if you have the physiological abilities to play it with ease. And you must know that this happens ... so that you are in agreement with your own beliefs (hence the importance of beliefs).
I am going to show you that thanks to PANEP, you will be able to modify your "beliefs" and thus free yourself from the limits that you have unsuspectedly created. This will enable you to completely get rid of this dreaded stage fright forever.
You will gain great self-confidence that will empower you to do things you can not imagine being capable of today. You will discover unsuspected new skills.
Note that PANEP ™ is no miracle!
But it will allow you to:
Imagine the relief and pleasure it will bring you.
You probably think I'm exaggerating?
For more than 30 years during my courses, conferences, workshops, etc., I have kept saying:
« I can understand that you are skeptical. If you do not believe me, it doesn't matter, just experiment, it's the best way to be convinced! »
It's essential for me here to clarify a very important point in order to avoid any misunderstandings.
It's necessary to show the difference between the "real" stage fright from what I call the "small" stage fright.
I was again and again told...
And it is true that we have often heard famous artists say, after 20 or 30 years of career, that stage fright never left them, but in the long run they got used to it, with time.
That's usually when somebody quotes Sarah Bernhardt and her famous reply to a young artist who boasted never to suffer from stage fright: « Don't worry my dear, it will come along with talent! ».
Traditional methods of education and learning have their limits.
Despite all the efforts you have made so far, you have too often not achieved the desired results. This is normal. The reason for this limitation is that these traditional methods favour the body and not the brain.
In any learning, when performing an action for the first time, we create a connection between neurons in our prefrontal cortex (the seat of the brain of various executive functions, such as language, working memory, and more). Through repetition, we consolidate and transform this thin,tenuous, fragile neural wire into a big, strong and resistant rope.
The same process occurs of course when we work on technique (instrumental, vocal, or physical...).
But let's not forget one important thing: the brain makes no difference between a situation imagined mentally or experienced in reality.
Mental work (an important part of the HPS) will therefore replace the "STAGE FRIGHT" program on our hard drive (the unconscious) by the new program "CALMNESS, QUIETUDE, SERENITY ..." by creating or strengthening this thin neural wire.
Hence we will be able to modify the symptoms produced by our autonomic nervous system (tremors, palpitations ... etc.).
Again, the work done here is directly at brain and not body level.
You may wonder why I'm unveiling the SPH and the PANEP just now.
In fact, I have developed them over the years, as a result of personal research and various studies I did after my musical educations.
Passionate about pedagogics and in need of solving my own stage fright, I wanted to understand the problems my students faced and help them improve and master their instrumental technique. I quickly realized the importance of the relationship between the brain and the body in instrumental playing. This prompted me to embark on further studies.
I've studied :
And each time I acquired new knowledge, I always wanted to apply it to instrumental playing and pedagogy.
This allowed me to understand better the relationship between the body and the brain and to find ways to become much more efficient thanks to a better comprehension of learning processes and mental functioning.
« In the trumpet and pedagogical landscape, Michel Ricquier holds a special place.
Beyond the work that requires the learning and the practice of a musical instrument (whatever it is), Michel Ricquier understood that it was especially necessary to try to understand as best as possible the different functioning and balance of the body, of the brain, of the mind ..
His solid and impressive knowledge acquired throughout his career, makes him today an outstanding master and we no longer count the musicians he has already helped...
I am always struck by his thirst to learn and to stay informed of the progress and discoveries made in neuroscience for example, which he continues to share through his website.
On my side, I regularly use his work, either for my students or for myself...
Thank you Michel, With all my friendship »
Principal trumpet of the Paris orchestra,
Professor at the "Institut d’Enseignement Supérieur de la Musique” (IESM) of Aix en Provences.
« Thank you to Michel Ricquier and his training to overcome stage fright. A real solution to this problem that sometimes prevented me from accepting beautiful projects.
This training guided me, I managed to quickly and efficiently overcome my anxieties before and during concerts.
I recommend this training because it teaches us that the solution is within each one of us, that it is accessible. It would be a shame to deprive yourself of it. »
Piccolo solo at the Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra,
Membre du duo Alcé.
« I have often spoken of MICHEL RICQUIER and the spectacular results achieved by his methods, that are so simple to put into practice.
Many of my former students can testify to this. The techniques devised by Michel RICQUIER have opened news paths for them, allowing them to enjoy a more positive and favorable career, as well as improving their quality of life.
I PERSONALLY benefited from it and my career was also very positively affected.
I really want to make this training known to as many people as possible, for it has transformed the lives of those who have followed it (... and I am well placed to talk about it!).
Thank you MICHEL for allowing us to acquire a form of serenity, necessary in our profession. »
Honorary Professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon
« One last chance. That's what I thought when I decided to go live in France.
I had very little self-confidence and began not to love the trumpet as much as before, that's what led me to move to a different country.
I can assure you that the videos of the great Michel Ricquier absolutely changed my life. Not only professionally but also personally.
100% RECOMMENDED! For musicians and non-musicians.
This was without a doubt one of the best purchases I have ever made in my life. I am really delighted to have benefited from these two trainings: "Get rid of stage fright" and "Improve and master the instrumental technique"!
Trust in myself, trust in what I do, seeing things from other perspectives, also helped me obtain my trumpet degree today. I have worked in incredible places and have taken the step to change country again and leave my comfort zone. I can only say THANK YOU »
Estefanía Guerrero Simón
Spanish trumpet player
« First of all, a huge thank you for your training that has changed my life as a musician and teacher, without any exaggeration!
One can get rid of stage fright and make enormous progress (technique, velocity, precision, endurance, memorization ...) thanks to the methods and techniques devised by Michel Ricquier.
I have accepted professional assignments that I would never have accepted before, I now enjoy my concerts and my relationship to the public has changed.
It is thanks to you Michel if I am at ease in public today. I did not think I could ever say these words or enjoy this feeling of performing with pleasure and delight.
I can only advise everyone to embark on this journey and thus open a field of possibilities, musically, technically and also beneficial for the inner well-being.
A thousand more thanks for your availability, your benevolence and kindness, which are only equaled by your skills. »
Musician and teacher
« I contacted you recently to tell you about the benefits of your training on my stress!
Indeed, I has allowed me to decrease my daily anxiety and increase my self-confidence.
I was delighted to have completed this training, which has radically changed my thinking about challenges such as concerts, speaking in public, exams etc. »
« My friend asked me last Friday night if I could play at his daughter's wedding on Saturday. I declined the offer: too short a deadline, too difficult for me, too scared to do it!
I spent the night doing your training and on Saturday morning I told him I was taking the risk. I played in front of more than 100 people...
Saturday night, the bride hugged me with tears of joy!
THANK YOU, MONSIEUR RICQUIER! »
« After many failures due to intense performance anxiety during exams, including my end diploma (DEM), I decided to inscribe to your online training, after discussing it with Pierre Dutot. He assured me I was going to be "transformed", and I can say today that it is true!
I want to thank you for this training, being in a complicated phase of my musical studies, it has allowed me to breathe again. I have been able to put this method to the test several times at it has always worked perfectly.
Thank you very much. »
« I want to thank you for the quality of your training...
Thank you also for your answers and personalized advice when I told you some of the problems I faced during this year.
Having taken piano lessons (accompaniment + chamber music) at the conservatory, I think I would have stopped without your help.
At 73, I'm still very motivated to progress and appreciate the pleasure of making music. »
Hundreds of musicians have solved their stage fright problem
for good thanks to this method the effectiveness
of which is demonstrated and proven by neuroscience.
This applies to all levels:
amateurs, professionals, students, teachers
and high-level performers.
During all these years, I have seen the excellent results achieved by numerous musicians who have followed my training. It encourages me to make these methods more available so that other musicians like you can benefit from them..
By being completely free of stage fright, you will be able:
It will change your life!
No more frustration!
And believe me, this is not only reassuring for you, but very reassuring for them too…
PLEASE NOTE THAT I AGREE TO ACCOMPANY YOU THROUGHOUT YOUR TRAINING
to help you if necessary, to answer your questions
or to give you additional information if needed.
AND THIS TRAINING IS EVOLVING!
As I am passionate about all these neuroscience related topics (brain function, mental power, learning processes, neural plasticity etc.), you can imagine that I continuously train and read relevant scientific books and publications.
After creating this new kind of video-training, I realized that this area is in constant evolution so I would like to give you access to the latest knowledge. You will therefore automatically receive relevant and interesting messages, articles, audio or video files to complement the training.
Today, after all these years of practice and teaching, I can assure you of one thing: if you do nothing about it you will be continually confronted with this problem of stage fright, and it will become a source of constant frustration for you
WHILE THERE IS SUCH A SIMPLE SOLUTION!
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