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What’s So Scary About Performing For A Live Audience?

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.
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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?