Sometimes the cause of ‘feelings’ may not be clean cut, but just working on intuition often clears the problem.

In this message ‘music’ can be replaced with ‘sport’.
Peer Pressure.

“Well”, said Alicia, “I have to tell you about one of the boys in my grade. He attends a unique public school for the arts. Every month they have performances in which he plays the trumpet. In the past he has experienced “fear of making a mistake” and “worry around his peers laughing at him.”
The night before the performance, while he was practicing his trumpet, I went into his music room and asked if he wanted to do the tapping thing. We ran into two difficulties. He had some difficulty tuning into the problem because he was relatively relaxed and calm. We tried talking about some of his past experiences yet he felt he could not get into it. We tried moving into the future anticipating what the next day would be like and he said he just didn’t get a sense of the fear. I wanted to proceed anyway so that he could learn the sequence. He even had a hard time with the number rating not knowing what he felt really. We tapped for the previous issues anyway just to go through the procedure.
He came home after school and I asked him how it went and he said “Great! And Oh I did tap before the performance.”
[Set-up phrase: ‘Even though I have a fear of making a mistake……………
Even though I have a fear of my peers laughing at me……………]