Public Speaking And Stage Fright / Hypnotherapy
Stage fright, or a fear of public speaking, is often referred to as Performance Anxiety.
For those who don't experience this quite often extremely distressing condition, it may be hard to understand the impact this can have on people's lives. It manifests itself in many different ways, from a simple classroom recitation to that best-man's speech; from amateur dramatics to a work presentation. Even that fear of teeing off first in front of your peers at the local golf-club tournament can strike real terror into those who unable to cope with this condition. Often when performance anxiety becomes established, the sufferer will go to extreme lengths of behaviour in order to avoid being exposed to any situation that might involve 'standing up' in front of others. In some cases, this can lead to a genuinely phobic condition, and even to depression. There are many people who can control their response enough to actually proceed with the task that is required of them, but are still under extreme duress and discomfort. They may experience a bout of anxiety so intense that are actually physically sick before the event. There are famous actors and performers of stage and screen who have had to push themselves through this barrier daily in order to function in their chosen profession.
The Hypnowellness approach to treatment for performance anxiety utilises visualisation and behavioural techniques enhanced through the power of hypnotic suggestion. This will help the client to accept and work with the fear, allowing them to give their main focus to the performance. Please contact me to learn more about this enjoyable and highly successful technique.