Using hypnosis to help with performance anxiety
Regardless if you are performing on stage or presenting something to an audience, a lot of people suffer with anxious feelings beforehand, but for many people this fear can prevent them from speaking publicly at all.
When you feel uncomfortable about speaking in front of large audiences, you might have the classic butterflies in the stomach feeling or you might sweat and feel shaky. Symptoms like these are all really common and many individuals would argue that feeling a little uneasy can assist with your performance or presentation.
However, a lot of people are overwhelmed completely and unable to speak at all.
They may even shake uncontrollably, lose their voice, feel emotional, sweat, feel very anxious, worried and may be physically ill.
Sometimes they just feel out of control and struggle to focus and speak fluently…
Thankfully, problems with performing or presenting are frequently in the mind; it is a component of general anxiousness which causes you to imagine yourself presenting and the reaction of your audience.
Your mind tries to prepare for any eventuality, making you believe that you will probably stutter, that you will forget your lines or shake etc., when in actual fact the majority of people would sit and enjoy your performance without having any concern at all.
What this means is that with the proper support and using hypnosis, you can change that cycle of behaviour allowing you speak confidently and professionally with minimal feelings of nervousness or anxiety.
How Hypnosis can help with performance anxiety
One of the main ways hypnosis can help with performance anxiety is by helping you to get into a relaxed state, calming the nervous system, and communicating with your subconscious mind to replace these habits with more positive thoughts and behavours.
This relieves the uncontrollable anxiety, jitteriness and stress attributed to irrational fears and thinking.
Hypnotherapy also has quite a few other applications, and by using a variety of techniques such as mindfulness, coaching, and relaxation you can also continue to apply these methods at home and at work to allow you to actually feel more relaxed and comfortable in periods of anxiousness.
By increasing your ability to present and function in front of audiences, your confidence would increase substantially, you would become considerably more assertive and outgoing which would also have a positive influence on your social life and relationships.
You will also probably be more friendly and be able to talk to a group of people, which is likely to boost your job prospects and open up quite a few opportunities.
Give me a call to arrange a free consultation and I will talk you through the simple and quick process.