If you dread the thought of getting up in front of a group of people, performing, or just meeting new people, you are not alone. Millions suffer from performance anxiety, often called “stage fright” or “social phobias”. Athletes, musicians, actors, and public speakers often get performance anxiety and almost everyone has suffered from some form of performance anxiety during their lives. Many overcome it with age and experience however, many do not and it serverly limits their potential.
Performance anxiety can prevent you from doing what you enjoy and can affect your career. Worst of all, it can negitively affect your self- esteem and self confidence. TFT has been quickly eliminating all types of anxiety and fear for decades.
Fears & Phobias:
A phobia is an excessive or unreasonable fear of a specific object or situation that is generally considered harmless. In fact, if you have a phobia, you probably realize that your fear is unreasonable, yet you still can’t control it. If you are exposed to the thing you’re afraid of, you become overwhelmed with extreme feelings of anxiety, fear, and even panic. This experience is so unpleasant that you will go to great lengths to avoid the object or situation you fear.
Of the different types of anxiety disorders, phobias are the most common. The American Psychiatric Association reports that each year, 7.8% of American adults suffer from a phobia. In fact, phobias are the most common psychological disorder among women and the second most common disorder among men over 25.
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When a Fear becomes a Phobia:
Fear is an adaptive human response to danger. It serves a protective purpose, activating the “fight-or-flight” response of the sympathetic nervous system. When faced with danger, our sympathetic nervous system produces adrenaline. This excess adrenaline prepares us to fight or to flee the physical threat. The fight-or-flight response includes an increase in heart rate and blood flow to our large muscles, better enabling us to react to the emergency. Blood sugar also increases, providing us with more energy. With our bodies and minds alert and ready for action, we are able to respond quickly and protect ourselves.
Although it is normal and even helpful to experience fear in dangerous situations, with phobias the danger is greatly exaggerated or imagined. For example, it is only natural to be afraid of a snarling Doberman, but it is irrational to be terrified of a friendly poodle on a leash, as you might be if you have a dog phobia. Fears become a reason for concern when they are persistent and interfere with your daily functioning. When a fear reaches this level of intensity, it is often identified as a phobia.
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Emotional and mental disorders such as stress, panic disorder, anxiety to name a few produce varied signs and symptoms, some of them similar to those seen with physical conditions. For example, fainting may be a sign of panic disorder or low blood pressure, while paranoia may indicate schizophrenia or drug abuse. Destructive behaviors as symptoms include cutting or other self-injury and this can be prevented by simple, yet powerful techniques.