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Is stage fright holding me back?

If any of the following applied to you recently when you had to perform or give a speech, it may be that stage fright is holding you back. Read more below about how I can help you.

  • I worried about what people would think of me
  • I felt I had no control over my anxiety affecting my performance/ speech
  • I felt tense and nervous whilst preparing
  • I had trouble sleeping the night before
  • I perspired, felt tense and my breathing was faster just before
  • My heart was beating very fast as I started to perform/ speak
  • My thoughts became confused and jumbled
  • My hands trembled and I felt very tense and rigid
  • I was in constant fear I'd forget what to do or say
  • I worried that someone would ask me something that I didn’t know
  • After making a mistake I found it very hard to concentrate
  • I experienced a feeling of helplessness
  • I was so nervous I forgot facts I knew really well
  • I had automatic negative thoughts (unhelpful thoughts)
  • I worried I might panic and make a fool of myself
  • I had a feeling of shakiness (e.g. legs going to give way)
  • I felt like running away
  • I felt close to panic
  • I felt so relieved when it was over

What is Stage Fright and Glossophobia?

"Stage fright or performance anxiety is the anxiety, fear, or persistent phobia which may be aroused in an individual by the requirement to perform in front of an audience, whether actually or potentially (for example, when performing before a camera).

In the context of public speaking, this may precede or accompany participation in any activity involving public self-presentation" (Wikipedia). As such, I also deal with Glossophobia which is the fear of public speaking or simply just speaking in general.

Stage fright can apply to many situations, here are some examples:

  • Singing/ other musical performance
  • After dinner/ celebratory speeches
  • Acting/ Comedy performance
  • Sports/ other competitions
  • Driving/ motorbike tests
  • Wedding speeches etc
  • Assessment Centres
  • Presentations
  • Interviews
  • Meetings
  • Eulogies
  • Exams
  • Dating

'Many well-known public performers have had stage fright and were able to overcome their problem, including Al Jolson, Brian Wilson, Virginia O'Brien, Michael Gambon, Lorde, Jason Alexander, Mose Allison, Maya Angelou, David Brenner, Peter Coyote, Olympia Dukakis, Richard Lewis, Barbara Streisand, Adele, David Warner, Niall Horan, Frankie Howerd, Mariah Carey and Amanda Seyfried.

In some cases, famous stars have struggled to cope with their anxiety. Hugh Grant said on starring in the movie Music and Lyrics that he "did the whole film full of lorazepam"' (Wikipedia).

Conquer Stage Fright now

I now specialise in helping people conquer stage fright due to achieving high success rates in this area over the years. To help me do this I provide unique, finely tuned, tried and tested techniques, including the following:

  • Life Coaching
  • Hypnotherapy/ hypnosis
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
  • Walking Talking Therapy (for women)
  • Solution Focused Coaching
  • Free Outdoor Swim Therapy
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Exercise Therapy

I particularly enjoy helping people with career progression and job hunting, including preparation for interviews and assessment centres. My background in Recruitment of Graduates and others for Telecommunications roles has enabled me to help lots of clients get jobs and promotions.

Whether you’re suffering from long term stage fright or you’ve only just recently experienced it please seek help of some kind. You can feel better with the right help.

With my skills and experience I can help you...

  • Conquer stage fright in any situation
  • Overcome your fear of public speaking or performance situations
  • Feel more calm and in control
  • Remove any fear of what people think of you
  • Be more confident
  • Create healthy positive thinking patterns
  • Work through any fear of failure and humiliation in public speaking or performance situations
  • Feel more emotionally secure
  • Achieve other life goals more easily
  • Release your full potential
  • Start living the life you want

What will this mean for me?

My clients have achieved success in many areas after we’ve worked together to overcome stage fright…

  • Eulogies
  • Weddings
  • Public speaking
  • Driving and motorbike tests
  • Interviews and assessment centres
  • Sports and music performances/ competitions
  • Personal and professional success
  • Peak performance

You may benefit in other ways too and trying to pinpoint what these are is a very important first step to being the new you. So, just take some time to think about how your life would be different if you could overcome stage fright...

How would you know you were free from stage fright? What would be different? What would people notice about you? What would you be doing differently?

For more inspiration read my clients' 'anxiety' and 'social anxiety' success stories...

Have you tried counselling or other approaches but not got the results you want?

I can help you get results quickly by using highly effective psychological therapy; from the first session you will take away simple tried and tested techniques to help you make speedy progress towards your goals.

These techniques work regardless of the root cause of stage fright. I can help you whether you’ve been held back all your life by stage fright or you’ve only just recently experienced it.

Free Self Assessment Package

Get my Self Assessment Package for FREE when you book your first session; this provides valuable insights and can get to the root causes of issues so as to reduce the number of sessions you need. It includes an assessment for Stage Fright, along with other questionnaires.

I can help you wherever you are

I can work with you face to face, over the phone or online, just let me know what suits you best.

Tailored sessions

I will help you overcome stage fright through a tailored approach to suit your needs. Together we can work out the best approach for you, e.g. Hypnotherapy, CBT, NLP, Coaching or a combination, depending on your needs or preferences.

I use the information you provide to tailor each session more precisely; the more personalised sessions are (especially in hypnotherapy) the more effective they will be.

Working on the conscious and subconscious for permanent positive change

I can use Hypnotherapy and at least one other psychological therapy to activate change at both the conscious and subconscious levels of your mind, in a completely safe way:

Hypnotherapy + other psychological/ physical therapy > synchronise your conscious and subconscious for permanent and positive changes

All of my techniques are completely safe and have been shown to be truly effective in improving the quality of people’s personal and professional lives through an exciting journey of self discovery and empowerment...

How I can help you...

I can work with you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be… CBT, Hypnotherapy and the other psychological therapies I offer can be tailored to address many issues, so if you would like to work on something that’s not included below get in touch.

Contact me

If you’re interested in taking the next step towards positive change get in touch, I would love to hear from you.

All messages come through to me personally, which I deal with as soon as I can. If you reach my answerphone please leave a voicemail or send a text or email.

I am happy to provide you with more information and answer any questions you may have. I will also create an effective solution tailored for you personally, if you choose to work with me.

Get in touch for more information, to arrange an appointment, FREE initial consultation or call back. All information is treated as strictly confidential.

Make positive change for life with Hypnotherapy and NLP plus CBT Therapy Bristol and North Somerset

Claire Paul (Hons), MSc, Dip. Hyp, Dip. LC/ PC, Psychologist Hypnotherapist and Professional Life Coach Bristol and North Somerset

FREE initial consultation: claire.paul@harmony4life.co.uk/ 07813 138 171/ www.harmony4life.co.uk

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