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  1. It is said that in the Western World the most common anxiety is the fear of standing up in front of people.

    Performance Anxiety comes right under this banner of fears.


    Whether it is a work presentation or as an actor or singer on a stage, you are not alone.  If you find yourself sweating and with shaking hands, knocking knees and a dry throat that makes you want to clear it and cough before presenting at work or standing on a stage to sing, dance, act or even accepting an award, you are in great company

     Does Hypnosis for Performance anxiety work?

    Some people can find that it can be a real struggle to even speak up in an office meeting. It isn’t even always the people that you think. The idea of Faking it til you Make it is a very common way for people to fight through the nerves.


    Do celebrities suffer from Performance Anxiety too?

    michael ball hypnosis for performance anxiety

    Celebrities have often spoken out about their nerves when appearing in front of people.

    Stars such as Cheryl Cole, Adele, Michael Ball, Jess Glynn and Katy Perry have had hypnotherapy session to help them deal with the anxiety of getting on stage.


    My background was as a performer so through this I have worked with some famous names, although everyone I work with is confidential. It doesn’t matter if you are worried about performing at Wembley Arena or talking in a work presentation. When you work with me no one needs to know, unless you want to tell them of course.


    Anxiety disorders can seriously impact your day to day life from school to work presentations, and even your personal relationships.  When you feel overwhelmed it is time to find a way to deal with it.

    Nerves and Excitement can be very similar

    Does that sound strange? In fact the feelings around both nerves and excitement are physically the same, so when you learn to see it as excitement then you can really look forward to standing in front of people instead of dreading it.

    You can find out more about how I could help with stress and anxiety, whether it comes from performance anxiety or from any other route, you can learn to let go, to manage your stress and start to think about how you really want things to be with the right help.


    You can email me on [email protected] in confidence.

  2. Katy Perry sings about Hypnosis to forget about an Ex.

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    Katy Perry has had hypnotherapy for herself and in fact I wrote about the fact that she was seeing a hypnotist in the USA to help her with the break up of a relationship with John Mayer well that was back in 2014 and yet her new single “Never Really Over” hints at the fact that perhaps she needs a little more help to let go.

    Back in 2014 I wrote this.. Like many people at the end of the relationship she has struggled to find a way to move on and so Katy has turned to hypnotherapy to try and help her cope.

    "Katy was devastated when they broke up," a source told British magazine Grazia. "But she is a firm believer in alternative therapies and she wants to wipe him from her life for good, so she decided to see a hypnotherapist. She wants to retrain her brain to prevent John coming back."

    She reportedly used the treatment after her marriage to comedian Russell Brand ended in 2011 so she already knows how well hypnotherapy techniques work for her. 

    Katy, 29, and John split on a couple of occasions during their two year courtship, but she took him back both times. However she is said to be determined to stick to her latest decision.

    "They had talked about marriage and she seemed to think he was a changed man, so she is beyond gutted, she doesn't want to find him attractive anymore."


    In the song she sings about her thoughts of dealing with an on-off relationship.

    “I guess I could try hypnotherapy

    I gotta rewire this brain

    ‘Cause I can’t even go on the internet

    Without even checking your name”

    It’s actually a very common thing that people come and see me about. With so much social media around it can be tempting to check out what your ex is doing and see the pictures of them and their new life.

    Perry sings about “losing self-control” in the lyrics to the song when she starts thinking about an ex and says,

    “Two years, and just like that 

    My head still takes me back

    Thought it was done

    but I Guess it’s never really over 

    Oh, we were such a mess 

    But wasn’t it the best?”

    The song mentions her dabbling in hypnotherapy because she has to “rewire this brain,” admitting she “can’t even go on the internet without even checking your name.”

    Back in the olden times we couldn’t do this kind of thing, so perhaps that does make it easier to move on after a split. The problem is that you are not moving on if you keep on wanting to know what your ex is up too. It really isn’t helping you to stop the thoughts of them popping into your head when you keep putting them in there yourself.

    If you want to know more about how hypnosis can help you with those bad memories..it isn’t about forgetting them, it’s more about breaking the emotional link. You can read all about that here: