Performance anxiety, also known as stage fright, is an anxiety disorder that prevents many people from fulfilling their potential in multiple aspects of life.
Those suffering from performance anxiety can feel fear, tension and even nausea when speaking in public or performing in front of a group of people. Not only can this stop you from doing things you enjoy, but it can also be harmful to your career.
If you’re having trouble overcoming performance anxiety or stage fright, our hypnotherapy sessions may be able to help.
What is Performance Anxiety?
Performance anxiety is a condition that many people experience in varying degrees, and it occurs when a person feels stress or anxiety when performing in front of a group of people. This is similar to other phobias such as a fear of public speaking, however, symptoms of stage fright can arise when any form of attention is put on the sufferer.
Anyone can succumb to performance anxiety, but it is more common in athletes, musicians and anyone who regularly has to perform or speak in public.
What Are the Causes of Stage Fright?
Stage fright is typically caused by a fear of failure or embarrassment and the expectation of perfection. These thoughts trigger the body’s ‘fight or flight’ reaction, which typically occurs when we’re exposed to danger or life-threatening situations.
These feelings of anxiety or stress can negatively impact a person’s success and it can make life difficult for those who have to perform regularly. That’s why it’s essential to seek professional treatment for anxiety so that the effects don’t take over your life.
Performance Anxiety Symptoms
The main symptoms of performance anxiety or stage fright include:
- Fast pulse and breathing
- Dry throat and mouth
How to Get Over Stage Fright
If you’re suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, it’s important to get the right treatment to help you manage the symptoms and work towards a healthy, anxiety-free life. Hypnotherapy sessions will help to remove negative thought-patterns and create templates that will help you respond to stressful situations appropriately again.
Hypnotherapy for Stage Fright
Hypnosis has been effective in both treating and curing performance anxiety altogether. However, to reap the best rewards the client must believe and want the hypnotherapy to succeed.
You can book into our North London or Central London clinics if you’re looking for hypnotherapy sessions for performance anxiety near you. Alternatively, contact us today to find out more about our services.