Specialist Hypnotherapy in Bolton for All Types of Performance
About Performance Anxiety
Performance anxiety is an extremely common issue. For example, studies show that just under half of the population dread speaking in front of an audience. Around 40-45% of people are afraid of public speaking, citing it as their biggest fear.
Many people experience nervousness and apprehension when having to perform in public. This is not surprising given that being the focus of attention easily triggers our fight or flight response, activating our nervous system and heightening our body state ready for action.
Performance anxiety can develop and increase to where it becomes debilitating and negatively affect your life, hobbies and career.
The Signs, Symptoms and Impact of Performance Anxiety
As a specialist anxiety hypnotherapy practice in Bolton, we know that your performance can be hugely affected by anxiety and related issues, and how much this can interfere with you achieving what you want.
It can affect performance in public in almost any sphere such as television or film acting and performing, theatre and stage acting and performing (stage fright) public speaking, meetings, test and exams, driving tests, employment, and sports.
Performance anxiety can also be a factor within intimate relationships where it can manifest to negatively affect your sexual performance and function.
Sometimes performance anxiety can occur where it never did before. We have had many clients who suffer from stage fright after performing successfully for many years. It can seem to develop out of nowhere. Alternatively, for many other clients it is something they have struggled with for a long time, e.g., public speaking as part of employment.
Performance anxiety involves symptoms such as your heart may race or beat irregularly, your breathing rate increases and perhaps you find it difficult to catch your breath, your may tremble (especially hands, legs, voice, lips), you can feel hot and sweaty, feel nauseous (feeling sick) or a tight stomach and you may find it hard to focus.
It becomes that you dread performing in public and may fear it, experience acute embarrassment and anxiety, and panic when you are the object of the audience’s attention.
You can begin to doubt yourself more and more, get into a self-reinforcing negative spiral, develop mental blocks and this can lead to more negativity, further decreased performance, lack of confidence, lack of self-esteem, focus and concentration and over vigilance on your own internal state.
Specialist Treatment For Performance Anxiety in Bolton Through Clinical Hypnotherapy
This is where clinical hypnotherapy can be so effective. Stuart Rose, the specialist anxiety clinical hypnotherapist at Positive Change Hypnotherapy in Bolton can help you overcome performance anxiety, mental blocks, limiting beliefs and lack of focus.
Through treatment with clinical hypnotherapy, Stuart helps with putting you right back where you want to be, able to rely on yourself with your mindset to achieve and perform in place, confident and assured, focused and at ease within the moment.
This is specialist help to achieve your true potential and overcome limiting beliefs and anxiety.
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