Hypnosis Center of New Jersey

Performance Anxiety

12 Madison Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652


Performance Anxiety

Let us help you.

Are you nervous to give that important presentation at work?  Do you want to reduce your anxiety for that big performance coming up?  Do you have stage fright?  Hypnosis can help alleviate that anxiety.

For a lot of people speaking or performing in front of an audience can be very uncomfortable and frightening experience they would prefer avoiding. Performance anxiety (often called stage fright) is a state of intense anxiety that happens prior and/or during a performance. This fear may occur when giving an in-class or a conference presentation, performing a piece of music, going for a job interview or any situation
in which a particular activity brings the presenter to the attention of an audience.

Many individuals experience brief anxiety prior to a performance that dissipates as the performance begins. However, if you struggle with performance anxiety, you might often experience physical and emotional discomfort such as sweating, shaking, voice quivering, rapid heart beat and feelings of fear, dread and panic. These intense sensations come in waves before and during a performance, subsiding, but reappearing again, and can be debilitating to you as a speaker or performer.

Performance anxiety is often caused by cognitive distortions, which are irrational patterns of thought. You may believe that you are not ready despite sufficient preparation or that the audience is judging you.  To help you control performance anxiety the underlying beliefs must be recognized and addressed. Hypnosis can help alter those beliefs.

How does hypnosis help?

Through hypnosis, you can learn about the irrational beliefs that are causing the performance anxiety. Then, hypnosis can help you change those beliefs to ones that are helpful, not harmful.  You can also learn useful relaxation techniques while in the hypnotic state.

The number of sessions necessary depends on your individual anxiety; but most can be resolved in a few sessions. Some individuals may need more. An initial consultation session is necessary to customize your treatment and make the hypnosis as effective as possible.

How do I start?

Do you have performance anxiety? Do not hesitate to call us at 1-201-368-3344.

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