Zero Zone praxis for Individuals

Personal Self-Cultivation Practice
Zero Zone self-cultivation praxis helps tackle ego-based internal evaluations and conflicts, alleviates destructive desires, anxiety, misleading propelling thoughts and confusions, teaches better focusing and flexible focus, helps create personal conviction in personal goals, and regulates emotional balance. In addition, ZZ improves self-confidence, precision in doing, ability to enter detail, sensitivity, perceptual sharpness and self-reflection.
These enhanced characteristics design one to be a valuable ensemble member and collaborator, a sensitive partner and a balanced individual. The praxis elevates one’s creativity and inspiration, fulfils life with joy and harmony and promotes all positive qualities one already has while decreasing negative habits and thinking patterns. ZZ trains to detect whether there is a genuine reason for anxiety regarding unknown challenges.
Feedback loop
The scholars Paula Thomson and S. Victoria Jaque[1] highlight that in a critical, already overloaded and complicated state of mind in an extreme situation, one’s consciousness is often split between the main focus and disturbing factors. This is when the performance flow can be unwillingly interrupted by misleading thoughts. They provide the evidence as follows: if one is unable to manage their frightening thoughts and somatic reactions, then the feedback loop between the two (the main task vs disturbing factors) will continue to increase until performance anxiety reaches the level of panic attacks. These responses are harmful to performance. Next, they point out the consequences:
After experiencing a panic attack, the apprehension that future performance will be sabotaged by performance anxiety grows. One becomes sensitised (increased response) to anxiety’s somatic and cognitive features rather than habituated (decreased response) to performance situations (ibid).


  [1] (Thomson and Jaque, 2017: 270) It is crucial to note that the conclusion reached here emerged from research conducted by practitioners with considerable fieldwork experience with performers and athletes.

This is how fear and confusion become a phobia: one starts to avoid certain activities:
  • Consciousness will take on the ‘responsibility’ of sharing itself between the primary task and the disturbing factors, even if one is unwilling. This means as the looping itself is endless, the attention (focus) will be continuously scattered.
  • One will never get used to this experience of anxiety; they will be disturbed again each time it appears.
  • The loop may continue to increase until tension reaches the level of panic attacks.
These processes occur automatically, are strong by nature and can be stopped only by prior training to change somatic reactions. Otherwise, this kind of ‘blurring’ worsens the confusion until it destroys our ability to perform. 

With this practice, one will learn and train:

To concentrate properly

To keep focus flexible and guide it

To distinct precisely personal unneeded emotions from supportive ones and how to guide them

A unique experience of time

To create, explore and implement truthful communication between the partners

To understand different levels of consciousness and shift between them easily and

How to not fear to do so

Using a more profound level of connection and thereby improving performance

 And thereby

How to keep our innovation and passion alive toward doing itself instead of achievement

How to prevent, avoid or alleviate performing anxiety

How to prevent the conflicts both in ensemble and internally with self

And most importantly:

How to discover and develop your unique individual quality!

Flow is a state of concentration so focused that it amounts to absolute absorption in an activity.
It is easy to reach one, an achievement is to stay in one.

Tohver Signature Coaching
This training introduces Zero Zone Praxis (ZZ), especially encouraging one to reflect on one’s mind regularly, creating awareness about time and flexible focusing with focus guiding, developing a skill of detachment, explaining the essence of flow and how to use it and introducing different levels of consciousness for excellent daily performance. The ZZ Praxis has perceptual exercises and techniques with the lecture format to create an expanding intellectual understanding of the essence of the praxis. The best result will be achieved with repetitive training and daily application. 

     The First Stage: The Stairs

External, psychophysical

In this introductory level, how to detect perceptual tools and abilities.

The Second Stage: The Entrance

Introverted Kinaesthetic awareness in use.

The techniques at this level are turning external focus (from physical doing) inward, tuning one to be more intimate, balanced and thereby more precise, present and aware of the inner processes for differentiation and sharpening perception.

 The Third Stage: Zero Zone Dynamics           

    The intellectual knowledge is given in lecture-discussion mode.

While the first two levels are carried by curiosity and gradually progressing awareness, supported by personal insights private to every participant, the third level frames everything: the reasons, the destination, the path and the result. 

The sessions are developed to contribute to personality training and performing quality in terms of a better understanding and using perceptual skills. The results can be applied as a preventive tool for maintaining personal and team balance. The praxis enhances individual skills in focusing, reducing confusion/ anxiety, and removing communicative blockages. The scope of the concrete training process will be agreed upon after monitoring and reflecting on the concrete needs.

Inquiry for Signature Training

ZZ praxis sessions can be held online or on-site in individual or group mode. Kindly let us know about your or your ensemble needs by sending us a message. After mapping your needs, we can agree on the training scope and timeline.

    I realize sometimes that I am too oriented toward results. I like to achieve, being in the centre of attention. However, it is stressful and I also realize how selfish this attitude could be. It also takes a lot of energy. Zero Zone praxis helps to stay focused on doing and the shift is remarkable!

    Rebecca, 37, Sales Manager

    The Jump is really effective […] … even with a partner with whom you have been a colleague for a long time. You will discover the eyes and go in a somewhere intense connection.

    Alice, 36, Multilingual Actress

    This was challenging for me for first – how will the ensemble follow the idea of additional training. Fortunately, they took the extra training as something refreshing, with joy!

    Tim, 52, Experienced Director for Stage, TV and Radio

    I immediately felt a decisive confrontation as the director started from the wrong end. I used the Shift instead of starting to argue with her to defend my reaction. This saved the situation and brought personal relief!

    Laura, 29, Renown film and stage actress

    When I feel I will force the solution, I step back now. This provides more space for the ideas coming from the team and encourages us to contribute equally, preventing mistakes. Zero Zone praxis actually decreases my responsibility and increases the department's commitment.

    Dave, 47, Executive Manager

    Actors usually love games. This made it easy to start with the process, I actually found myself supported by them and this, in turn, reignited myself.

    Erin, 69, Director with an outstanding career

    The absorption is so strong. I practice it every evening, from the need

    Ann, 28, AD

    … this helps to get familiar and already into more dedicated connection with new further partners and avoid also stage fright!

    Robin, 43, Professional Actor for thirty years