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Any tips on overcoming performance anxiety?

Any tips on overcoming performance anxiety?

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy can be helpful. Repeating your performance over ; over before can be very beneficial. Preparation is often important for performance. Consider getting some coaching too. ...Read more

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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What do experts consider effective ways to combat performance anxiety?

What do experts consider effective ways to combat performance anxiety?

Practice: One way is to practice the skill over and over both in actuality and in your mind. Many decades ago, i practiced my gymnastic routines in my head over & over plus attended relentless practices. As result, by the time of competitions - every thing was rote in my head. The only anxiety i was experiencing was performance enhancing. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the correct dosage of propranolol for performance anxiety. Many Thanks?

What is the correct dosage of propranolol for performance anxiety. Many Thanks?

Lowest dose: It's usually the lowest available does. However this medicine needs to be prescribed and should not be used other than as prescribed. You should never use another persons medicine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop tolerance to propranolol? If I use it for performance anxiety may I need to step up my dosage over time?

Is it possible to develop tolerance to propranolol? If I use it for performance anxiety may I need to step up my dosage over time?

Not usually.: Intermittent use should not cause this. There is a lot of room to move with dosing on propranolol. You may develop an increased need for meds over time but may just as well be related to increased anxiety! ...Read more

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Can buspirone help with stage fright?

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Can buspirone help with stage fright?

Buspar (buspirone): Not best choice but worth trying if recommended by your doctor. Other options might be beta-blocker medications such as Propranolol. Review with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does cardizem help with stage fright?

Stage fright: Beta blockers are used for stage fright. Cardiazem (diltiazem) might work but i've never seen any evidence for it. ...Read more

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What are some great ways to reduce performance anxiety and anxiety in general?

What are some great ways to reduce performance anxiety and anxiety in general?

Regular: Routine aerobic exercise combined with mild to moderate weight lifting 2-3 times per week,for 30min to 1hr. Intensity: each time until shirt is dripping with sweat. Also yoga is excellent and so is Tai Chi. Meditation or mindfulness training. Take care ...Read more