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Dr Patrick Gannon, Founder of Peak Performance Systems

Patrick Gannon, Ph.D. is a Clinical and Performance Psychologist in San Francisco and San Rafael. He works with individuals and couples and specializes in performance anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, trauma, anxiety and depression.

Patrick is available in person, via phone and Zoom. Please contact Patrick at to schedule an appointment.

Invitation to Participate: I am thinking of starting a support group for performers who are out of work and struggling to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic. This would be a weekly, 1.5 hour support/interactive group that would include a 30 minute psychoeducational component addressing the issues/themes that came up during the first hour. This support group would not be a psychotherapy group or mental health counseling and cannot be reimbursed through your insurance plan. The group would meet on Wednesdays at 11 am Pacific Standard time. A fee of $20 per session would be payable via PayPal prior to the session. The five session group would be limited to 10 people who commit to attending all five sessions.
Please email me at if you would like to register.  Thank you!

Building Resilience in the Face Of COVID-19

Peak Performance 101

Dr Patrick Gannon is a Clinical and Performance Psychologist.  He works with individuals and couples in his San Francisco and Marin private practice offices.  He also work nationally via Skype.

Patrick is excited to share about new, more effective treatments for performance anxiety.  Based on the latest research, there is now a broader understanding of the underlying sources of performance anxiety and how best to treat them.

Performance anxiety and peak performance are two sides of the same coin. When performance anxiety is up, peak performance will be down. Performance anxiety shreds peak performance functioning and inhibits access to the flow state. Performance anxiety consists of some 50 symptoms over five categories of functioning—physiological, emotional, cognitive, psychological and behavioral. It is now considered a stand-alone anxiety disorder, far more debilitating than the popular term “stage fright” would suggest. Many performers—musicians, athletes, actors, public speakers and storytellers—also feel a secret shame for simply having performance anxiety and as a result, never got the help they needed to treat it once and for all.

Today, new brain-based techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cardio Imagery & Rehearsal (CIR) offer a deeper and more curative treatment than symptom-focused techniques used in the past. For those with severe and persistent performance anxiety, often dating back to childhood or tied to a specific poor performance, these techniques are especially effective, rapid and permanent.

Performance anxiety does not have to be the albatross around your neck when you step on stage, the field, the court or the podium. It is TREATABLE and Patrick is here to help.

Call or email Patrick and he will offer a free phone or Skype consultation.

Email Dr Patrick Gannon or call (415) 751-8927

Find out more how Dr Patrick Gannon and BrainScripting can help you by meeting in San Francisco, your home, or globally via Skype.

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