Stage Fear – Part 3

In Part 1 we discovered that stage fear = stage fright is an intense fear of being judged or making a fool of yourself, that can develop into a full blown panic attack. It can cause difficulty remembering, blushing, sweating, shaking, twitching, even speaking coherently. In Part 2 we found out the surprising people, who (you’d never imagine) suffer from stage fright. Now I’m going to share more about…

The REAL Cause of Stage Fear – the Science

Your stage fright can have it origins in many things. Often there is a childhood experience, perhaps shyness that was reinforced by bad experiences of reading aloud in class,stage fright starts in the classroom at school a traumatic even in the schools nativity play (that’s mine) or presenting work at college or university and it just didn’t go to plan.  Any humiliating or bullying experiences that were somehow related to speaking or performing, and even done “For the good of the child” punishments or shame filled events can set up the physiological, psychological or emotional response. And it is this response that is triggered (set into motion), causing the cascade of syptoms that you experience and that you now call “stage fright” or stage fear.

Stage fear can also start later in life, especially at times top life stressors stage fright stage fearwhen your general stress levels are heightened by other things like relationships or work. I’m sure you’ve heard of that list of top stressful experiences in life, things like death of a loved one – or moving house.

Then something else happens, it can be quite small and seemingly insignificant, but it’s just one thing too much, like the straw that broke the camels back!  You just can’t cope, and this can also take you close to a mild panic attack. When this happens it is frightening and embarrassing. It destroys your self-confidence. And it can build into a phobia, as you fear it will happen again… And then begins the fear of the fear itself. See the Stage Fright Cycle diagram, which explains much more about this cause of stage fear.

The Stage Fright Cycle Product The speak easy solution stage fear


Initially it may take you some time to recognise that you have a phobia. You might mistakenly put it down to excessive shyness. But then the panic starts to occur more frequently and consistently and a pattern emerges. The response is reinforced each time it happens and you panic, and each time this happens it strengthens your resolve to avoid speaking in public or performing and feel relief. Unfortunately this is not a solution to stage fright (or stage fear) – it actually makes the cycle stronger.

The Treatment and The Cure

The Stage Fright Away product The Speak-Easy Solution™ is built around a number of different tools and techniques. The most frequently used technique you’ll learn is a type of psychological acupressure. I use it all the time in my practice, and for me and my clients it is the fastest and most powerful way to optimise your emotional state, to put you firmly in control of you!

stage fear neuroplasticity leopard with spots

Until recently it was thought that… “A leopard can’t change it’s spots”, meaning that you couldn’t change habits, behaviours, attitudes and that something like stage fright would stay with you your whole life.
BUT Today we know there’s this thing call “neuroplasticity”.  Which means that the brain can be re-wired, so the leopard can change it’s spots…

stage fright neuroplasticity Leopard can Change it's Spots

Not really – but I do love the photoshopper!  However on a more serious note, the process you’ll learn from The Speak-Easy Solution™ allows you to take advantage of this neuroplasticity. This means you can create the habits and behaviours you want, eliminating bad habits – including stage fright. It means that your brain is not hardwired after childhood, but it can change and adapt to your actions, to your environment.

Neuroplasticity enables your brains to be flexible. It can produce changes in the brain that reduce stress and give emotional balance. stage fright rewire your brainPsychologal acupressure can easily release old emotional patterns and literally rewire the brain. This happens by removing old negative emotional patterns and creating new and positive patterns that both heal and reorganise the connections in the brain.

The technique is based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture, and as such ha been used to treat physical and emotional ailments for over five thousand years, but no needles! There is a lot of scientific evidence emerging about this ancient Eastern wisdom, and the electromagnetic energy that flows through the body and regulates your emotional state (among many other things) is now fully recognised in the West.**

 

**Scientific Research:
The Neuropsychotherapist Issue 10, Jan 2015
How Energy Psychology Changes Deep Emotional Learnings, by David Feinstein.

Energy Psychology Journal Nov 2009, 1(1) 45-56
Controversies in Energy Psychology, by David Feinstein.

Energy Psychology Journal Nov 2009, 1(1)31-44
The Neurochemistry of Counter Conditioning: Acupressure Desensitization in Psychotherapy, by James Lane.

10 thoughts on “Stage Fear III

  1. Good post however , I was wondering if you could write a
    litte more on this topic? I’d be very thankful if you could
    elaborate a little bit more. Thank you!

  2. This is very good should you be used to anxiety attacks when ever you speak in front of people!
    You require support using the methods that you have mentioned; a perfect confidence building program, with all the right support, and perhaps a mentor… Do you offer this?

  3. I know that the solution is that you choose should assist your thoughts to be more positive, instead of trying to go against them, I just don’t know how.

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  5. The most folks seem to fear the stage or speaking in public – so how can you help them?

  6. I have many presentations to make to my clients, they are not buying! But I know that when you start with a bad foundation, the structure won’t be that great. No longer do I want stressful situations to influence my health, my wealth and my happiness…. Tell me how to improve the presentation…

  7. It is so hard to find good information to help stage fright – thank you. How can I get the video’s to help me more?

  8. The website is tasteful, your authored material stylish. The command you get over nervousness is
    so difficult – how can you shield this anxiety.

  9. I’m simply blown away by stage fright away! I’ve downloaded the e-book and even though it’s a lot of fun it has some great advice in it too – and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on speakeasy because after living with this debilitating fear of speaking up for myself my whole life – I’m starting to see there is light at the end of the horrible tunnel.
    I agree with all of the ideas you have presented in your post and I know that from my own experience I’m convinced this stuff works.
    This set of 3 posts is fascinating – especially when I see who else suffers with stage fright – so thanks for the post, and I can’t wait to get the speakeasy videos!

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