Performance Anxiety

Performance Anxiety: Understanding, Coping, and Thriving

Performance anxiety, often referred to as stage fright, is a type of social anxiety disorder characterized by intense feelings of fear and nervousness when faced with situations where one is required to perform or be evaluated by others. It can manifest in various forms, such as public speaking anxiety, test anxiety, musical performance anxiety, or even fear of job interviews.

Performance anxiety can have a profound impact on a person's life and well-being. It can hinder their ability to showcase their skills and talents, limit career opportunities, damage self-esteem, and cause emotional distress. Left unaddressed, it may lead to avoidance behaviors and a diminished quality of life.

Do you experience performance anxiety?

People with performance anxiety may have a range of physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms, including:

How Can Therapy Help?

Therapy can be a valuable resource for individuals dealing with performance anxiety. Therapy can provide guidance and support to help clients:

Performance Enhancement with EMDR-PEP

If you are interested in a specialized approach to address performance anxiety, I offer the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Performance Enhancement Protocol (EMDR-PEP). EMDR-PEP is a therapy technique that combines EMDR with performance enhancement strategies to help individuals overcome anxiety and perform at their best.

To learn more about EMDR-PEP and how it can benefit you, please visit our dedicated page on Performance Enhancement with EMDR-PEP.

Don't let anxiety get in the way of your success

Performance anxiety is a common challenge, but it is not insurmountable. With the right support and therapeutic interventions, individuals can learn to manage their anxiety and thrive in performance-based situations.

Contact me today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward overcoming performance anxiety and getting closer to achieving your full potential.