successful way to Eliminate Stage Fright without the use of medications!
Overcoming performance anxiety, or stage fright, once
and for all is a liberating feeling, and has many
profound benefits to performing artists from all walks of life from musicians to dancers to public speakers. The same principles apply even to athletes.
We have saved careers
I've seen and talked to more
struggling performing artists than most people. As the world's leading authority on using hypnosis to eliminate performance anxiety, I've seen
thousands of people struggle using pretty much every
other "so-called" relaxation method under the
Other methods either don't work at all, or they work
temporarily because they focus on the symptoms and
ignore the real cause of stage fright. I use techniques that 98% of OTHER HYPNOTISTS DO NOT USE to combat performance anxiety. With my highly effective
combined advanced hypnotherapy
techniques, you too could be one of the success stories that eliminates stage fright PERMANENTLY after usually just one session.
A hypnotherapist that UNDERSTANDS you
As an accomplished musician with bachelors and masters degrees in music performance and music education, I, like you, also suffered from severe performance anxiety. Yet I went on to perform with numerous world-renown musicians such as Ray Charles, WAR, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, and Taylor Dayne. Through years of trial and error, from trying creative visualization techniques to taking beta-blockers, after nothing else worked I finally found the answer...Hypnosis.
What is stage fright?
Most performers have experienced performance anxiety in some form and to various degrees. This fear may be experienced while preparing for a performance, for days or even weeks before hand, and not just while performing. It can be experienced in the present (stage fright) as apprehension (fear of what could happen) and arousal (anticipation). Performance anxiety is no different from general anxiety. Feelings of fear and apprehension are accompanied by increased and prolonged physiological arousal. Severe anxiety is where the arousal is too high for optimal performance. This arousal may be normal and temporary, or abnormal and long lasting and symptoms can be cognitive, behavioural and physiological. Research shows that the processes underlying musical performance anxiety indicate that cognitive, behavioural and physiological factors are involved.
Physiological reactions to stress and anxiety include difficulty concentrating, loss of appetite, increased heart rate, and shortness of breath, dizziness, butterflies, shaking knees, shaking hands and sweaty palms. Generally the physiological symptoms are part of the fight or flight reflex. Measurements taken during studies of performance anxiety also showed raised levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline in the urine and this causes the hyper-alertness mentioned previously. This indicates activation of the nervous system and these physiological reactions interfere with performing by making it difficult to control finger actions and breathing.
Cognitive symptoms of anxiety include fear of making mistakes and feelings of inadequacy and worrying about things happening. Behavioural symptoms are not being able to do things, which normally happen naturally.
Because the unconscious mind is far more powerful than the conscious mind you would have felt like a battle was raging on inside of you. The unconscious mind is responsible for generating the feelings of anxiety, that out of control feeling.
The important thing to realise is that, because performance anxiety resides in our unconscious, you can't change your unconscious mind using other techniques or drugs - you need a different approach.
No More Medications!
Why beta-blockers don't help
Beta-blockers, which come under the brand names of Inderal, Propanolol, Metropronol, Lopressor, and others, are controversial treatments for performance anxiety because many people believe that this prevents performing artists from giving a true, real-time, demonstration of their abilities. In other words, the audience does not see or hear the true musician but somebody who is under the influence of medication.
Beta blockers can be very dangerous and can significantly worsen some medical conditions. As a general rule, beta blockers should not be used in asthmatic people. Beta blockers can worsen congestive heart failure, Raynaud's syndrome, and diabetes.
Additionally, many side effects have been reported from these medications, including rash, anaphylactic shock (sudden unconsciousness or death), slowed heart rate, low blood pressure, cold extremities, worsening of heart failure, fainting, rapid heart beats, dizziness, fatigue, headache, depression, sleep disturbances, nightmares, hallucinations, short term memory loss, high or low blood sugar, stomach ache, flatulence, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, vomiting, heartburn, bloating, impotence or decreased libido, difficulty urinating, bronchospasm, cough, wheezes, nasal stuffiness, joint pain, and muscle cramps.
Beta-blockers were created for patients with heart-related problems and are used to keep the heart rate steady. As a result, a steady heart rate equals a relatively calm exterior with no shaking or sweating. The obvious health risks aside, these medications do not help with what is going on inside our heads. While we seem calm, our minds are nervously racing. This is NOT the mental zone one wants to be in, especially during a high-pressure performance.
When you change the reasons for performance anxiety in your inner mind you will
automatically walk, talk, think, and live like the performer you want
so much to be, and who you really are!
To end stage fright now and be the performer you want to be, call
Proudly serving the communities of Pasadena, Glen Burnie, Severna Park, Columbia, Baltimore, Annapolis, Crofton, Millersville, Elkridge, Hanover, Arbutus, Dundalk, Essex, Westminster, Frederick, Arnold, Stevensville, and Catonsville.