Getting up on stage, standing behind a microphone or preparing to jive across the floor can strike fear into many people – whether it’s a first audition or a repeat performance by a seasoned professional. It can cause singers to forget their lyrics, actors to freeze in front of the camera and dancers to miss the beat and move out of time.
This type of anxiety – commonly known as stage fright – can have a debilitating impact on aspiring actors and singers who are trying to make it in the business. It can equally afflict those who have been in the profession for many years; perhaps the result of a crisis of confidence or bad review. Either way, anxiety is one condition that performers are rarely able to convincingly act their way out of.
As a qualified hypnotherapist and anxiety specialist, Shaan White has helped many singers and actors to overcome their fears using a combination of innovative and tried techniques. These span hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and other new, scientifically-tested techniques. Blending these elements presents clients with the greatest opportunity to eliminate any irrational fears that might trigger this stage fright.
Shaan’s expertise and reassuring manner encourages clients to find ways to let go of their anxieties. With practice and persistence – something performers should be used to – clients will find they can release their fears and replace these feelings with focus, confidence and an inner calm; all of which can help them deliver their best performance.
Clients can benefit from customised MP3 audio tracks that complement their face-to-face sessions and are perfect to listen to while in tour buses or waiting between scenes.
And because performances take place around the clock, you’ll no doubt find our exclusive out of hours support service extremely useful. This is ideal for those times when you need a little extra reassurance and is not something that is offered by other practices
How many sessions will I need?
For the best possible long-term results, three or four face-to-face sessions are recommended.