By Linda Dessau
Performance anxiety is not something that only happens to musicians, singers, actors and dancers. It happens any time we feel pressure to “perform” in a specific situation or over a period of time. Writing a book or creating a painting or sculpture may evoke symptoms as well.
Symptoms of performance anxiety include “butterflies” in the stomach, quickened heart rate or more severe symptoms such as hyperventilation, dizziness or intense fear.
The 5 main reasons for performance anxiety are:
1. We’re not present in the moment, inside our body.Continue reading What’s So Scary About Performing For A Live Audience?