Monthly Archives: February 2013

Doing It In Public

According to The Sun, which I don’t read, the singer Adele has been having hypnotherapy to “cure her stage fright”. While I would never use the word ‘cure’ in connection with hypnotherapy, as it’s not a medical treatment, it can certainly be very effective in dealing with stage fright and any similar ‘performance anxiety’.

In fact, a lack of confidence in, or even a fear of, public speaking is one of the most common problems that clients bring to me. Although I have dealt with stage fright it’s usually related to speaking in front of a class at college or colleagues at work. This is something that I can generally help with easily, effectively and quickly – often one session is enough. My focus is on teaching clients self-help techniques; obviously it depends on the individual circumstances – there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach for any client – but it’s usually a combination of self-hypnosis, NLP and one of the meridian therapies. You can read more about these on my website and in other blogs.

As it happens, I have a particular interest in all kinds of performance anxiety, as I’m an experienced speaker and performer myself. As well as giving talks on hypnotherapy and related subjects I’ve acted, given after-dinner speeches and performed as an amateur magician (unsurprisingly, I specialised in magic of the mind). So I’m well placed to give clients tips on performing in public as well as helping them develop confidence and deal with their fears.

Please get in touch if you feel I can help You!