2-Part Course
Acceptance and Commitment Training for Enhancing Music Performance for Singers, Singing Teachers, Coaches, and other Industry Professionals
with Dr David Juncos
Thursday 4th November & Thursday 11th November at 5-7pm (UK time)

This course will be recorded and sent out to all pre-registered participants to watch in their own time.
Due to licensing laws, we are unable to sell this course retrospectively.

Course Details

In this two-part course, you will learn how to use skills from Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) to achieve peak performance for yourself or your students.  You’ll first receive a brief introduction to ACT, an evidence-based psychotherapy & coaching model that aims to teach psychological flexibility, through promoting mindfulness and acceptance of one’s symptoms of emotional distress, while also identifying & committing to actions consistent with a musician’s values.  Next, you’ll receive an overview of the supporting research for ACT as a performance enhancement (PE) program in music, sport, and other disciplines.  You’ll then learn the three methods by which ACT is thought to enhance performance across music & other disciplines, and how to implement them within yours or your students’ performances:

1) increased artistic presence, 2) engagement with valued actions, and 3) the combination of these two strategies.  Lastly, you’ll learn how ACT affects other, common targets of PE programs, i.e., flow, attention, commitment to practice.

About Dr David Juncos

David Juncos, PsyD is a clinical psychologist and performance coach with Hornstein, Platt & Associates, Counseling and Wellness Centers, in Philadelphia, PA.  He earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University in 2015.  He has over 15 years’ experience in treating a variety of clinical problems, including anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders.  He specializes in the treatment of music performance anxiety (MPA) and has presented internationally on his research in using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat MPA and enhance music performance.  He also is on faculty with the Voice Workshop, where he provides lectures and tutorials on MPA and quantitative research, and he trains music teachers in a non-clinical version of ACT to help them manage students’ MPA.  His forthcoming book, ACT for Musicians: Enhancing Performance with Acceptance and Commitment Training, is due out in June, 2021 with Compton Publishing.  In it, he and co-author Elvire de Paiva e Pona, MA, provide readers with numerous ACT-based techniques for help in managing MPA, enhancing performance, and addressing other common problems facing musicians, such as chronic pain, injury recovery, perfectionism, procrastination, shame, occupational burnout and career uncertainty.  For a preview of his book, please visit Compton’s site:


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