What People Say
The Inner Act program has been used by numerous well-known performance artists. Click here for quotes from several professional opera singers
We also have extensive experience and success in dealing with children with learning challenges. Click here to read testimonials from parents
Here is a story about a young man suffering from anxiety and ADD – Click here for the McHenry Family Story
You may also read a letter from a young woman who suffered terribly from depression. Click here for Jennifer’s Story
Below are comments from performance-oriented Peak Performance Training participants.
Alison was a high-school student singer when she underwent her first Neurofeedback session with Rae Tattenbaum. Now a college student and beauty-pageant contestant, she recently wrote a letter to Rae in which she discusses the ways in which her treatment has improved her ability to perform. Here’s what she had to say:
“Neurofeedback has helped tremendously with my concentration and focus while I am performing. I am not as distracted by audience stuff (coughing, wiggling, etc.). I am able to create a much more effective fourth wall. It also helped me to be able to sustain the thoughts, emotions, and feelings of an entire piece through to the end.
“Open Focus® was a huge help in opening my jaw and releasing my face while I sing. I can support better because I am more aware of my respiratory space and strength. I create better sound because there is more space in my mouth and I feel the stretch through my whole vocal instrument.
“Guided Imagery makes me feel much more comfortable on stage and in class. I feel safe and protected. As a result, I am able to take bigger creative risks and expose myself to the audience. I am able to connect with them because I feel more connected to myself.”
“L” is a 10 year old boy with ADD and general anxiety. Here is his mother’s comment about how Rae’s caring nature opened the door for change.
Nancy is a singer and vocal coach. Here’s how Neurofeedback has helped her:
Chris is a student and performer. Here’s a letter from him concerning improvements in his stage presence and his academics:
It has been a long and incredible journey working with you. I can only say that is has been a pleasure. From the first day I walked into Suite 300 to the last day I walked out, I have seen myself completely change as a performer. Even better, I find that I have changed as an individual. I think that I have found the inner performer finally coming out of his shell and become a much more honest performer.
Coming in to work with you, I had heard only positive comments. I was a bit skeptical at first, but the more I worked with you, the more open I became. You have nurtured my art in a way that no one else has. After working about three months with you, I had my first performance at my annual school Cabaret. The comments I received after that performance were all positive towards my relaxed comfort and presence on stage, as well as my increased vocal power. It felt so good to see how such a short time did such amazing things.
Even my academics were improved! I had taken the SATs previously before I met you and found that it was very difficult to concentrate for such an extended period of time. After working with you, I took them one last time and found that I was able to concentrate better, had less anxiety and frustrations, and much more confident going in and walking out of the test center. My scores even went up! I was much more attentive in my class lectures and much more involved with the class discussions. Being a high school senior, this only helped me get into college. My grades are the highest they have ever been. I finally made the high honor roll! The best part is that I came to you to prepare for my college auditions and I am CONVINCED that because of my work with you, I was accepted into my top two schools. Both of them were fairly difficult academically as well as artistically to get into. Getting in was such an amazing relief and a wonderful feeling.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the confidence you have given me. I thank you for this ability to open myself up and perform from my heart. I thank you for never giving up on me. I thank you for turning me into the person I have become. You are a truly special woman and I am so blessed to have worked with someone who cares as much as you do.
With much gratitude,
Chris recently followed up with this:
“After my intensive work with you for my college auditions, we parted but never completely. Through our constant connection, I felt as though everything I had learned during my training impacted my life; my artistic ability, my social life, my intelligence.
“Going to college has been exactly what I’ve expected and more. In my acting classes, I feel very present in my body. I take my teacher’s advice and put it to use. Several of my peers have even complimented me on my ability to quickly apply my teacher’s constructive criticism in my scenework.
“Although adjusting to the quick paced New York City environment was quite a shock at first, I very quickly adjusted with your advice and support. I don’t feel very stressed out. And when I do in fact fall into the trap of every college student, stressing out over nothing, I very easily manage my own energy to something more productive.
“I feel much more aware of things, including managing my time and efforts properly, being able to get school work done, and having a very real social life.
“I can’t thank you enough for all the love and support you’ve given me. I highly encourage anyone to look into working with Rae because I originally thought my artistic abilities would be harnessed with my work with her. I was pleasantly surprised to see see many other aspects of my life change for the better.”
In a recent Hartford Advocate article, several of Rae’s clients spoke about their success with Inner Act and Neurofeedback:
Lauren is a Theatre major at Boston University:
Elizabeth is a New York City film and cabaret artist:
Elizabeth sent a followup letter several months later:
Many health professionals refer their patients to Rae to enhance the healing and wellness process.
–Sharon A. Vallone, DC, FICCP
Other Comments from clients:
“While preparing for my college auditions, I wanted to run and hide but we worked and worked. You spent countless hours with me doing adversity training and you were able to get me out of my shell. I started singing for myself and I didn’t care what anyone else thought. My auditions went great and I am now at a school where I couldn’t be happier.”
“Thank you for the miracle you were able to perform on me. Over the past year with your help, I was able to accomplish a performance level that I didn’t think was possible. With your help, Rae, I was able to find my voice. Rae, you are a master craftsman, who gives your patients the tools and knowledge to succeed. I recommend your program highly to all people involved in the arts. In fact, it should be a required class at all performing arts schools. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!”
—Evelyn Laurenzi, Laurenzi Communications
“The medical and school system basically gave up on her. I didn’t. I did my research and discovered how biofeedback had helped people with ADHD. I found Inner Act and Rae started treating Suzanne. There were some improvement immediately and some improvement took some time. Suzanne began to improve academically and socially. She graduated this year with a high B average and won several academic awards. She is now attending college. She is studying metaphysics and psychology. She wants to be a transpersonal psychologist. I would strongly recommend biofeedback as a complimentary treatment of ADHD and autism. It helped my daughter to find success. For that I will always be grateful.”