Stage fright

Performing in public is not always easy for everyone.

The phenomenon 'stage fright' is well known to many:

the physical sensations, the feeling of doubt and uncertainty, the thoughts...

In the best case stage fright can cause the body and mind to be on high alert so you can give your best performance. In the worst case stage fright can grow until it is an overwhelming fear that causes a person to give up what they love to do.  

Mieke Wouters believes it can be different.  She is an expert regarding stage fright.  As a professional musician, psychotherapist and a trainer in “Non-violent Communication” (Marshall Rosenberg) she has developed her own personal way to deal with stage fright at anytime. The method is not only for treating the symptoms nor only learning techniques and strategies. The method is based on the intelligence of the body. If we listen to our feelings and be aware of our needs, we can eliminate what is blocking us, and our energy can flow freely.  We transform our anxiety to flow. Resulting in more confidence on stage and not empty promises, for many, this method has been a revelation.


Free Up & Play teaches and trains any public speakers, musicians, dancers, actors and by extension anyone interested in learning how to deal with stress and how to shine. You will learn how to develop greater self-empathy, get comfortable with your vulnerability and how to transform unpleasant experiences (such as stage fright) into an opportunity for freer self-expression. From vulnerability comes strength, authenticity, artistic expression and ultimately, greater joy on stage and in life.



De inzichten die je verwerft bij “Omgaan met plankenkoorts” helpen je geweldig bij exact wat de titel van de sessiereeks belooft: hoe ga ik om met die vervelende en onwillekeurige plankenkoorts die je beperkt in je mogelijkheden en plezier wanneer je toont aan anderen wat je kan. Je leert via een eenvoudig stappenplan hoe je focust op waarover het echt gaat op dat moment (het muziek maken en het plezier om die te mogen delen met de toehoorders) in plaats van te focussen op negatieve gedachten rond je plankenkoorts.


Zelfs als je denkt dat je weinig plankenkoorts hebt, of de scepsis hebt dat dit niets voor jou is, toch doen: grijp zeker de kans om de individuele oefening in groep onder begeleiding van Mieke Wouters, de coach, te doen: je merkt dan zelf dat het werkt. Ook voor mannen!

—  Erik De Sutter

Kamiel Van Baelenstraat 11

2300 Turnhout, België

Tel: 0478/67.21.51

ondernemingsnummer: BE0703 769 840

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