Peak Performance Psychology

Dr Don Greene

Auditorium, Melbourne Brain Centre, Royal Parade, University Of Melbourne


6:00 pm

The Faculty of the VCA & MCM, in association with Music, Mind and Wellbeing and the Melbourne Neurosciences Institute at The University of Melbourne presents

Dr Don Greene
Performance and Sports Psychologist

When? Thursday 18 April 2013, 6-7pm

Where? The Auditorium, Melbourne Brain Centre

Genetics Lane, Royal Parade, the University of Melbourne 

Cost? This is a FREE talk, but bookings essential. Please click here to register.

Seminar summary

Although Peak Performances cannot be forced, understanding the components of these transcendent, valued moments of superior human functioning may allow them to occur more frequently, with greater intensity, and longer duration. This presentation will address the common characteristics of peak experiences, peak performances, and flow states. The works of Drs. Maslow, James, Nideffer, Csikszenentmihaly, and Garfield and Bennett will be discussed, along with an exploration of the characteristics of the autotelic personality, left and right brain phenomenon, and increasing the probability of getting in the zone and staying there longer.


Don Greene has been helping people overcome performance anxiety for over 25 years, including musicians, actors, dancers, professional sportspeople and police SWAT officers.

He earned his doctorate in sports psychology at the United States International University in San Diego, and subsequently developed an assessment tool that has proven critical in helping performing artists: the Performance Skills Inventory.

Greene has taught at The Juilliard School and the New World Symphony orchestral academy. Artists he has worked with have won auditions for major orchestras and opera companies in the United States.

He is the author of three books: Audition Success, Performance Success and Fight Your Fear and Win, and continues to work one-on-one with performing artists from his studio in San Diego.