Here are parts of a reply to an email I recently sent:
Some answers for you:
What is your motivation for playing trumpet, pleasure or proving something? Yes a question can be an answer haha
Accepting not fighting the beast That’s what we were doing the other day making your stare it in the face Smile
Acceptance of the new approach I think you are there
Interrupting the automatic response
Give in and listen to your body
Your body is you ally not your enemy and that goes for your trumpet as well
Remove negative emotion and unwanted tension Easily said and actually easily done physically, just not psychologically
Ignore what you considered to be THE way from years gone by I’m pretty sure you have got this!
Tick those boxes and explore your trigger points then create a “non-default” pathway to find the beautiful sound you want to create.
NO emotional attachment to the immediate RESULT
NO false expectations
SIMPLY a love of playing the trumpet for the joy that the sound can bring.
Stew on all of that haha