If you struggle with giving your best during live performances or during auditions, perhaps you could be struggling with stage fright. For example, are you worried that you may forget your lines while on stage? Or were you part of a performance that turned disastrous due to stage fright?
You might also experience other physical traits of anxiety such as a dry mouth, sweating, shaking, nausea, frequent heartbeat, muscle tension, etc. Many performers experience stage fright at some point in their careers. How you deal with the challenge using your creativity determines whether you’ll move forward in your career or not.
Probably you are coping with stage fright. However, the things you do to cope with the challenge may be taking a toll on your health, performance, and overall wellbeing. Whether you are experiencing stage fright for the first time or it is hurting your performance, hypnotherapy can help you overcome it.
Overcome Stage Fright hypnosis audio ensures you regain back your confidence and look forward to your next appearance on stage. We like that the hypnosis audio enables you to relax to the degree that enables you to enjoy your performances.
Stage fright is a result of an overblown fear response. The hypnosis audio makes positive suggestions to your mind that helps to reinforce your strengths and abilities. Eventually, you suppress the negative thoughts that cause you to fear.
Overcome Stage Fright With Self Hypnosis
Stage fright can attack you at any time without warning. You are in front of people giving a talk or having a live performance, and all of a sudden, you clam up. You experience your tongue stuck on your throat; your mind goes blank; you have sweaty palms, wobbly knees, etc.
The effects of the anxiety also inhibit your fine motor movements, such as holding your microphone, singing, drinking a glass of water, or playing an instrument. Stage fright is not only a horrible experience that you wish never to experience, but it is also frustrating.
Stage fright is an overblown state of fear that is stored in your subconscious mind. If you want to deal with it, you need to train your mind to deal with the fear and experience peak performance. Learning to improve your live performance, public speaking, etc., is essential, but it may not be enough to deal with your fears.
To conquer stage fright, you need to revise the negative thoughts, perceptions, and beliefs related to public speaking and performance. It will also help a lot to uncover the deeper fears of showing vulnerability and being considered less than perfect. If you want to heal, you should first accept yourself and resist the temptation to prove to others that you are perfect.
It will be best to manage your fears and anxiety instead of using natural products and medication – check out how to use hypnosis to get rid of anxiety. It is also vital that you learn cognitive-behavioral methods to stop the cycle of avoiding situations that make you anxious. Avoidance will give you instant gratification, but it reinforces your fears in the long run.
Whatever issues you are facing, hypnosis is effective in dealing with situations involving fear. It helps you regain full control over your feelings and thoughts, and you start feeling stable and calm again. Additionally, it enables you to deal with stage fright’s negative mental, physical, and emotional effects. It helps replace the negative thoughts with feelings of relaxation, confidence, and calm.
Hypnotherapy also helps when you think about situations that make you fearful and in them. Such activities include recording or filming, rehearsals, awareness, and promotional activities. It also affects how you feel after the activities.
You may be using self-hypnosis in your life without been realizing it. For example, have you found yourself in a situation where you lose yourself during a performance, and you find yourself and continue with the performance? Such situations have elements of hypnotic trance, which include focused relaxation, mental rehearsal, awareness, and time distortion.
Such experiences and skills put you in a better position of uptaking hypnotic sessions to help you back on track. You can choose to visit a hypnotherapist and have a one-on-one session, or you can download the hypnosis videos.
Symptoms of Performance Anxiety
Having all eyes in the hall on you and being the center of attention can be stressful. Your body responds to such situations in the same way it would react to an attack. Your body uses the “fight-or-flight” mechanism, which makes it behave the same way it would when you are in danger.
Some of the performance anxiety symptoms include:
- Tight throat and dry mouth
- sweaty and cold hands
- Vision changes
- Rapid breathing and racing pulse
- Trembling hands, lips, knees, and voice
- Nausea and an uneasy feeling in the stomach
Note, performance anxiety is not a mental disorder. It is just your body reacting to a stressful situation.
Stage Fright in Children
Stage fright is a common occurrence in children. They can become anxious before a sports game. Performance anxiety symptoms in children include tummy aches and nausea.
Some of the tips you can use to deal with performance anxiety in kids include:
- Acknowledge the importance of an event. If you say an event is not as important, your kid may be demotivated towards it. They can also wish to skip the event to avoid stress.
- Motivate your kid during preparation. Praise your child as they prepare for the event to boost your child’s performance.
- Acknowledge their distress. It may not be the best idea to tell your kids to stop worrying and just do it. You should acknowledge their distress and help them to manage their emotions.
- Ensure you give the child unconditional support during preparations and performances
Using Hypnotherapy to Deal With Performance Anxiety
Using hypnosis to deal with stage fright helps you to:
- Use all aspects of performance, including the successes and mistakes to your advantage
- Minimizes the physical effects of anxiety
- It increases your self-confidence
- It strengthens your discipline, resilience, and patience
- You can safely forget past negative events, thoughts, and habits that lead to stage fright
- Instead of feeling anxious about performance, you can use your travel time and waiting time to rehearse a performance mentally
- You also reduce reliance on negative anxiety coping strategies such as over/under eating, taking alcohol, smoking, etc.
Other tips you can use to reduce stage fright include:
- Focus on your audience. Connect with your audience by greeting and smiling with them. Look at your audience as your friends and not your enemies.
- Sit and stand in a self-assured position. Your posture should depict confidence. Additionally, you should remain warm and maintain eye contact with your audience during the performance.
- Visualize your success. Ensure you focus on your strengths and abilities to handle challenging situations.
- Eat well, exercise, and embrace other healthy lifestyle habits. Limit your consumption of alcohol, caffeine, and sugar as much as possible.
- Practice ways that help you to relax your body and mind such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and relaxation exercises.
- Do not scare yourself with thoughts of what can go wrong. Alternatively, it would help if you focused on thoughts and images that are reassuring and comforting.
- Concentrate your attention away from yourself, your anxieties, and on your primary objective, which is to provide value to your audience.
- Scan the audience and notice the friendliest faces. Focus on the friendly faces during your presentation.
- Dress well and ensure you look good. Looking good also makes you feel good.
- Laugh when you can. This helps you to relax and let go.
If you are suffering from stage fright, you are not alone. Many performances experience performance anxiety before or during a performance. Hypnotherapy helps to put positive suggestions in your subconscious mind to help deal with anxiety.