Nervousness is natural. Stage fright sucks!
It’s a very natural thing to feel nervous when about to perform in front of a crowd. In fact, if you didn’t have that buzz of adrenaline then you’d probably put in a very flat performance. The problem isn’t, therefore, a dash of nerves; it’s rather one of allowing that sense of anticipation to run away with itself until you become unable to perform to the best of your ability. As the world continues to open up again, following our two years of covid hell, stage fright is making a come-back. People are once again putting on shows and people who once grew used to performing are often finding that their nerves have returned.
I’ve used hypnotherapy for stage fright in Reading, Oxford, London (Holborn), Wallingford and Thame in order to help people get over their stage fright. If you’d like to improve your state of mind and let go of your fear then the solution is at hand!
Is it now a self-fulfilling prophecy?
On the other hand, perhaps you had a bad experience once upon a time and now live in the fear, in the expectation, that it’ll happen again.
It can become a self-fulfilling prophecy – the expectation becoming a reality with the pattern repeating itself time and time again.
The brain seeks to establish instant responses to perceived threats. One bad experience with forgetting your lines or some other such disaster and that can be that. Your mind will try to protect you from future such disasters by triggering the fight or flight response.
It’s how we learned to survive in times gone by. Your brain, in bringing stage fright into being, is trying to protect you against what it perceives to be a danger. You could learn to untrain your brain and I use hypnotherapy to help people to do just that.
If you’d like to be free of this particular form of performance anxiety then hypnotherapy could help you, just as it helped others who came before you. I’d be glad to help you. Give me a call, or send me an email, and we can discuss how to go about it.
You Don’t need to feel quite so anxious, however. Hypnotherapy could help you.
I see a good number of people for all kinds of performance-related anxieties. They could be singers, musicians, stand-up poets, comedians or simply those who need to pass an exam, make a best man’s speech or take a driving test.
Whatever it may be, the principles remain the same. You don’t need to be so nervous. You could simply accept the fact that you’ll feel a touch of adrenaline, go with the feeling and allow yourself to shine.
If you find that nervousness and anxiety are wrecking your performances then you really needn’t allow it to drag on any longer. Hypnotherapy could help you to let go of this fear, once and for all.
If you’re hear because your son or daughter is the person experiencing this fear of performing on stage, rest assured that I am a qualified child and adolescent counsellor. I am also fully DBS checked. With a twenty year history of teaching under my belt I am uniquely qualified to offer hypnotherapy and other approaches to your child.
Hypnotherapy could help you to conquer your fear
Hypnotherapy could help you to master stage-fright, performance anxiety or whatever you’d like to call it. Hypnotherapy could help you to take feelings of calmness from one experience and replay them in another.
Hypnotherapy could help you to put a previous disappointment into perspective, letting go of the past and learning from it in a positive manner instead.
You don’t have to suffer from stage fright anymore. You could learn to let it go and hypnotherapy could help you. I have seen actors, professional and amateur, musicians, singers, presenters and even a magician who suffered from stage fright. They learned to put it behind them and so can you.
Step into a brighter future. Get in touch and we’ll talk.
Please do get in touch if you’d like to learn more of how I could help you. I work in Reading, Wallingford, London, Thame and Oxford and so if you live in Berkshire or Oxfordshire then I’m bound to have a room close by. I’ll be glad to be a part of that process which sees you coming to perform to the best of your ability. You can do it and I could help you.