Performance Anxiety

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.

TRAUMATIC STRESS (PTSD): "Since our last session and the unbelievable thing you did with the EMDR I cannot believe how different I feel, it's truly amazing, for a few days after I questioned HOW it can work, in terms of the power of the mind etc, but then just started to relax about it and see I had achieved what I wanted to achieve which was to feel like ME again, relaxed, peaceful, happy yet strong enough to deal with life and its tests!! I feel like me again…THANK YOU."

Rachael Beeton, New Zealand Earthquake