WITH RON THOMPSON, PSYCHOLOGIST-MASTER
What is Masterful Life-Performance?
The intent of Masterful Life-Performance is to empower people to experience peak performance in any chosen area of interest and to experience increased technical excellence, social contribution, and inner well-being. It works on the principle that all our behaviors, as well as our thought processes, can be conceptualized as performances, and as such are highly responsive to that ever-present “inner audience” which we associate with any particular performance activity.
How has the Masterful Life-Performance model invited excellence?
Helped an audition finalist for the New York Philharmonic achieve “the best audition” of his life.
Helped an outstanding medical school student who was experiencing poor performance in his last year of med school, to regain his focus and love for emergency medicine and achieve “the best final exams” ever.
Helped a talented amateur golfer to lower his “scoring average” significantly.
Generalized life performance:
Helped an adult grad student build self worth, social confidence and general life optimism. Her comments were: “This has been more helpful than anything I learned in my expensive grad school counseling program.” “When I presented this model to my classmates they began to treat each other in ways that transformed the class into a mutually helpful learning community.”
Helped a clergy person focus on the helpful and loving messages that are at the heart of her faith, rather than the punitive fear based behaviors of her colleagues.
Presented at the State of Vermont Department of Education Arts Assessment Institute showing how Masterful Life-Performance could be used to facilitate student/teacher creativity, and how its principles could be included in the arts assessment process.
Guest speaker before various performing arts, religious, athletic and civic service organizations.