World First Anxiety Breakthrough
In this world first Australian breakthrough Anna Boulic (Voice Coach, VCA and National Theatre Schools) and Emma Leah (Master Perfumer, Fleurage Perfume Atelier) have collaborated to combine scent with actor training to enable a person to use fragrance to immediately recall a state of calm-readiness.
Emma Leah has created a unique whole scent specifically for the purpose of being associated with the practiced state. Immediately before the performance, the person smells the scent, recalls the memory association and experiences reduced anxiety.
Anna Boulic has been training actors for seven years but the introduction of scent to recall the training during the recent trails has seen the success rate soar. The system has been designed so it may be applied to any form of performance anxiety in any field, including public performances such as acting, public speaking, musical recital, singing, sport, or media appearance. Initial research has revealed some participants using it to address other general anxieties that the training was not originally intended for. This indicates an application of immense importance.