Anyone who has performed publicly will know that controlling the nerves that come before a performance is very difficult. Feelings of anxiety aren’t just unwelcome, they’re also involuntary, which makes them hard to anticipate and deal with.
Telling yourself not to be nervous about an upcoming presentation, interview, exam or show is a bit like telling yourself not to blink. Consciously we want to be confident and assured, but our inner protector – the subconscious – often has very different ideas about that!
Feeling nervous in situations where we fear we’re going to be judged and left wanting is absolutely natural. But if the effect is to actually impede the performance – for example through sweaty palms, hot flushes or a shaky voice – then it’s time to do something about it.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Our hypnotherapy for performance anxiety sessions in London work well because hypnosis puts you in a deeply relaxed state where we can allow your mind to see you performing well. Focusing on relaxing the body deeply also conditions the brain to then feel relaxed when performing.
We’ll also work to clear any unwanted and unhelpful beliefs you may have come to have about yourself and your ability and confidence. In the process, we’ll anchor new helpful beliefs and perceptions that will support and serve you positively.
How we see ourselves is a significant factor in how we become and using hypnosis for performance anxiety will help you to rehearse positive improvements in your mind and let you translate that into performance situations in real life.
You can find out more about the people we’ve helped with performance anxiety by reading their testimonials here.