What Is Performance Anxiety And How Can Hypnosis Help?
Anxiety disorders come in many different forms. Sexual performance anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, or social anxiety are all common forms of this condition and can all have a big impact on your everyday life.
Performance anxiety, commonly referred to as stage fright, is another form of this condition that millions of people all over the world struggle with. While this condition might not affect everyone too much it can have a huge impact on the lives of athletes, musicians, actors, public speakers, and many others who need to perform or communicate with others.
The good news is that you don’t always have to let this form of fear keep you from achieving your goals because hypnotherapy can be a very good solution for treating and overcoming this common condition.
So, What Is Performance Anxiety?
Performance anxiety is a fear that grips you and keeps you from doing something you might enjoy or might be exceptionally good at. Most with performance anxiety struggle to perform in front of large crowds but in severe cases, this form of anxiety can even make it hard for you to give it your all when anyone else including friends or family might be watching. T
This type of anxiety can also keep you from taking on new challenges or can make you freeze up when it is time to perform during an interview, exam, or whenever you are put on the spot.
Here is a quick look at the most common symptoms you might experience if you have performance anxiety.
- Rapid breathing
- A racing pulse
- A dry mouth
- A tight throat
- Trembling hands, knees, lips, and voice
- Hands might be sweaty and cold
- Nausea or an uneasy feeling in the stomach
- A distorted vision
How Hypnotherapy Can Help Treat Performance Anxiety
Hypnotherapy is a terrific treatment for performance anxiety and many other anxiety disorders. This treatment involves accessing a part of your subconscious where behavioral patterns are formed. Those with this condition tend to form negative scenarios in this part of the mind. Through hypnotherapy, these negative scenarios can be converted into positive expectations. By regularly practicing positive scenarios, these performances become more automated and feel more natural when a person needs to apply them in actual life such as in front of crowds. Instead of stressing or feeling like you are on the spot, your performance feels a lot more natural and you are much more likely to achieve good success.
Hypnotherapy sessions also offer various other benefits that can be great for treating or reducing the symptoms of performance anxiety. Hypnotherapy can be used to boost your confidence in general and gives you a much more positive outlook on life. When you feel more confident in your own abilities, stress is greatly reduced and those negative thought patterns are reduced. You will start excelling in scenarios other than just stage performances or performances in front of crowds.
For example, hypnotherapy enhances skills and relaxation during exams and interviews or when handling complex job assignments because stress levels are reduced and anxiety, in general, is kept under control.
How Hypnotherapy Can Help
Hypnotherapy may well be the only effective solution for treating performance anxiety permanently without any negative side effects and without having to rely on medication.
If you want to overcome this common fear then it is time to make a booking at Evolution Hypnotherapy. These specialists can guide you through these and many other mental health conditions so you can finally achieve your goals or at least rise to the occasion when you are offered opportunities that could make a positive change in your life.