Performance Anxiety Hypnotherapy

Performance Anxiety - Fear of Public Speaking


Performance anxiety can arise in relation to public speaking, acting, singing, giving a speech at a wedding, attending a job interview, performing in a sport, taking an exam or driving test - in fact any situation where you are called upon to perform in some way.
I have helped public performers including actors, singers and professional sportsmen in the past achieve that 'inner peace' that is essential for their best performance. In the same way that they still had to produce the content of their performance, you will have to too.

Preparation is important. For example, for a wedding speech prompt cards can be very useful, and ideas for content can be found in books and on the internet. Pausing and making mistakes in speech is normal - it is only your anxiety that makes you think you cannot.

It is a team effort - I'll look after your nerves and you'll look after the content. Together we will get the result we want.
This anxiety arises as the result of fear, and we react just as our ancestors did, with the classic "flight or fight" response - racing heart, tensing muscles etc. This may have aided our survival in past millennia, but it does not exactly help in giving a presentation.

The key is to lower the fear and prevent this automatic response, allowing you to relax and keep your concentration and composure. Easier said than done I hear you say, and I would agree with you were it not for hypnotherapy, which gets to the source of the fear - your subconscious mind.

The way we solve problems in our normal life is to think about them. With performance anxiety this does not work - thinking about the performance makes it worse. We get stuck in a kind of feedback loop, which convinces us we just cannot handle the situation. The reason is that the subconscious mind is generating negative thoughts and 'what if's' that pump up the anxiety. Hypnotherapy can break this loop by changing the input from your subconscious mind, enabling you to react much more calmly.

As with so many things in life that are worth doing, the early hurdles that you have to cross may seem high. I can help you lower the height of those hurdles, but you will still get a tremendous sense of achievement once you are over them.

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“Hi Keith, just a quick message to let you know that it all went better than I could of ever imagined over the weekend. I delivered what I wanted to with complete confidence and kept myself present throughout the whole day.

I want to say a huge thank you for your services & honestly believe I couldn't done it without your training. I'll be highly recommending you to everyone & anyone. I'll be sure to keep your details.

Kind regards ”
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  Oliver

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