Fear of Public Speaking2019-10-01T11:56:25+00:00

Fear of Public Speaking 

Whether you perform in front of people for Business, Stage or TV, you will know that stage fright or performance anxiety is a debilitating fear that will negatively impact the quality of your performance. Even if you have been performing or giving presentations for years, nerves can suddenly kick in, and sabotage the situation – and your enjoyment.

Feeling nervous is a useful, and normal reaction to giving a performance. As the adrenaline pumps through our bodies, we can feel ‘butterflies’, sweaty palms, shortness of breath, and palpitations, or sometimes we will just ‘freeze’, or get ‘mental blocks’. These are all symptoms that show us that we have activated our fight or flight response. However, when we are experiencing stage fright or performance anxiety, we can very quickly move into a place where we don’t feel in control. Just as you are about to perform, your mind may negatively forecast that things will go terribly wrong, and so it continues to sustain the fight or flight response to try to force you to avoid the situation and run away, or stay and fight. But that doesn’t feel so great, does it? Especially when the pressure is on and we have to continue standing there for the next half an hour…The fight or flight response has been with us since primitive man and in all fairness, has served the human race pretty effectively, but it’s unhelpful when it gets out of control and comes between you and enjoying your next performance.

“I went to see Annette to overcome an anxiety issue related to public speaking and situations where I felt under stress. I felt the issue was stopping me from being as effective at work as I could be. What I got from the sessions is so much more however. Annette helped me to change my perception on a number of levels. With the work we did together I came to realise that I had developed some bad habits in terms of how I thought about certain things. I’ve always spent time and money on making sure I’m physically healthy, but never before had I done this for my mind. It’s been the best investment I could ever make. After just a few weeks of seeing her, I feel so much happier, less stressed, more in control, relaxed and confident. It’s touched every area of my life, not just work. Annette has equipped me with a great toolkit for understanding and coping with public speaking anxiety, so much so that I’ve signed up to speak at a conference in the near future! I can’t recommend Annette’s work highly enough. If you’re unsure whether to get in touch with her, I would say it’s likely to be the best investment you could make and you’re worth it – get in touch with her! I wish I had done it years ago.”
Sarah, Digital Director

My strategy is a blended mix of psychological and physiological tools, helping you to manage fear and conquer nerves so you can walk on stage feeling more relaxed and in control.  I have helped clients with a fear of public speaking and performance anxiety from established Actors, world-class Musicians, to CEO’s so they can perform to the best of their ability. You can read some of their personal accounts and stories here.

If you are ready to manage anxiety, fear and feel more relaxed, then take the first step to meet me at my clinic at Comfort Health in Clifton, Bristol. Please contact me on hello@annettesloly.com or call me on 0117 214 0706 to make an appointment.

My Story

I have ten years of experience in coaching, mentoring and Clinical Hypnotherapy; working with everyone from professionals to manage stress, to world-class artists and actors looking to improve performance.

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As a registered and accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist, I am required to participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through workshops, courses, supervision and personal development.

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Click below to read a selection of testimonials and success stories from clients that I have worked with over the years. It is a real privilege to work with people to help them transform their lives.

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