Improve performance in all areas of your life
Performance issues can show up in our work, in our love relationships, in our ability to give a good presentation -- in MANY areas of our lives! And it doesn't have to be that way.
Hypnotherapy can be very effective in helping you to get over performance anxiety so that you be be successful, whether it is in the bedroom or in the boardroom.
What happens when people have performance anxiety? In order to understand what is taking place, it is useful to know something about the subconscious mind.
The SC is illogical and it's primary function is to protect you. Charming combination, huh?
Intellectually you may know that the audience is a friendly one that wants to hear what you have to say or that your partner isn't judging you. But, if the SC has a different belief or expectation, that is going to override logic every time.
If, for whatever reason, the SC thinks that being up in front of people, being the center of attention, or being put on the spot to perform is threatening or undesirable, it will do whatever it can to get you out of that situation.
But where does it get the idea that performance is somehow unsafe? This is where hypnotherapy can be very handy. On top of being the illogical, protective part of your mind, your SC is also your long term memory. So, using Hypnotherapy, we are able to trace back where the performance anxiety began, assuming you don't already know.
I have seen several causes of performance anxiety. For example, I had a client who did her first oral presentation as a child only to be mocked by a kid at the back of the room. That's all it took for her SC to say "Nope. We are never doing THAT again". Clients have shared stories like not knowing how to read the hands on a clock and being asked to do so in school and feeling great embarrassment when unable, having to read aloud in front of the class and feeling uncomfortable being the center of attention and not being able to answer a question the teacher asked due to day dreaming. All of these examples led to the SC deciding never to be the center of attention again.
We will start with a free consultation. During that time I will want to find out:
How the performance anxiety manifests for you
Which areas of your life it manifests in
How long it has been going on
What was going on in your life around the time it started
What theories you may have for what is taking place
What you would like to be doing, thinking or feeling instead
And anything else that you think would be useful for me to know
Based on your answers to these questions, I will likely have more questions. And more questions. Once I feel I have a sense of what is going on and what I would be addressing in order to help you, I will share my strategy with you.
If you decide to go ahead with sessions, sessions will be personalized for your specific situation and needs. The number of sessions is difficult to determine as there may be other contributing factors that we become aware of as you progress through therapy. But, it is typically a relatively short time working together (maybe 4-8 sessions...?) before we are complete.
Don't let performance anxiety hold you back. Contact me for a free consultation.