Ed Lyon is a classical tenor and therapist specialising in anxiety conditions. He studied at St John’s College, Cambridge as a choral scholar, then at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio. For the past 20 years, he has been involved in the world of classical music at the highest level, performing major roles internationally on the opera stage and concert platform.
Through his own struggles with the psychological pressures in an industry as competitive and insecure as the performing arts is, and, noticing the lack of tailored support for artists (especially when compared with that for sports people), he trained initially in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, then in Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), and began to work on helping others to deal with the unique pressures of the freelance lifestyle.
(Photo: Gerard Collett)
Past Short Courses
Tuesday 30th January 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Therapeutic Tools for Performance and Living: Mind/Body Connection, Safety and the Vagus Nerve
This workshop looks at the role of the Autonomic Nervous System in performance and in vocalisation; the importance of developing an internally validated source of motivation for our work; the relationship with our inner critic, perfectionism and acceptance; and how our interpersonal interactions affect...