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Fear Of Stage Fright
Steps+Much Practice: Imagine different groups of people/audiences -people u think likely 2 judge ur performance (a) very critically; (b) somewhat critically; (c) neutrally; (d) somewhat uncritically; and (e) very uncritically. Practice speaking 2 each type of audience (one or more people), working your way up from the least to the most critical. Once you feel comfortable with one person/group, graduate 2 next level. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I think i've overstimulated my sympathetic nervous system by repeated stage fright, and now my body overreacts to everything. How can I reverse this?
Mindfullness Therapy: Sympathetic overdrive evokes fear, anger, & general uneasiness. Better to dominate with parasympathetic-related emotions of relaxation, digestion, orgasm, sleep, and appropriate bladder and bowel evacuations. Meditation, relaxation therapies, yoga, & biofeedback are some means to this end. Students learn to use mind to control body. Read relaxation response by dr. Benson & see heartmath.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Beta-blockers: Beta-blockers like Propranolol are often used by performers and public speakers to prevent stage fright. They work not by calming or sedating you, but by preventing your heart rate from speeding up, which often starts the stage fright reaction. The danger is that if you take too high a dose, your blood pressure could drop and you might faint...Worse than stage fright! try it at home first. ...Read more
I have propranolol that is almost 2 yrs expired. If i take it for stage fright now, is it likely to give me the desired effect or is it too old?
For stage fright, if you take atenolol 12.5 mg too often (for ex once daily), is it possible that it becomes less effective after 6months/1year?
Have you considered: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - it can be very beneficial. In the meantime- Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more
Let us see: Usually between 20 to 40 mg but you have under the supervsion of doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
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