Mrs Mindset Claire McNulty talks about Performance Anxiety on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Mrs Mindset talks about Performance Anxiety on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Click about 13 minutes into the programme for some tips of managing performance anxiety

Performance Anxiety is a very common fear. Although often referred to as ‘stage fright’ this fear doesn’t have to involve a stage. It involves the fear of doing something in front of people.

Therefore the underlying fear is social anxiety. Social anxiety is the fear of being judged, not good enough or put on the spot. When I work with my clients on their social anxiety it is natural for us to address the other area involved with this anxiety – self esteem.

Self esteem is your sense of self worth, your sense of value. You can see how it makes sense to address self esteem where there is social anxiety and performance anxiety – when your self esteem comes from you (and not from others) then you naturally care less about what others think of you.

Most common performance anxieties

So let’s look at the areas where I am most commonly asked for help with performance anxiety –

  • Public Speaking
  • Interviews
  • Presentations
  • Socialising
  • Dating
  • Eating out
  • Going to public places such as supermarkets, the pub
  • Sexual performance

If you are suffering unnecessarily with performance anxiety, low self esteem or social anxiety, give me a call for a chat about how I can help you. 01452 750646 / 07765 182127