When you think about presenting, do you start to sweat and feel sick? Have you made excuses and missed out on promotions so that you don't have to stand up in front of people? If so, you are not alone. For many of my clients it has been a guilty secret for years.
Most of us get anxious at the thought of making a presentation to a large group of people but some even feel uncomfortable introducing themselves on one of those training courses where you sit round and wait your turn!
CBT for Performance Anxiety
CBT looks at and aims to change the unhelpful thinking patterns which maintain the anxiety. This often includes "worse case scenario" thinking which activates the fight/flight response. CBT teaches you to think in a more constructive way and also teaches you strategies to manage your physical responses.