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Performance Anxiety

If You Tend To Slip Up Under Pressure, This New Study Is For You

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.22.2016 | Science

Anyone who experiences stage fright knows what it feels like to slip up under the pressure of having an audience watch your every move. In short: The ...

Learning to Self-Manage Stress and Lower Performance Anxiety

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gail Gross

Regardless of whether you're on a stage singing a song, in an office giving a presentation, public speaking, taking a test, running a football or fighting a tiger, your fight or flight system operates in the exact same way. So what can you do about it?

Why We 'Choke' Under Pressure, According To Neuroscience

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.10.2014 | Science

During the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, all eyes were on the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, who won the team gold in gymnastics for America for the ...

Tremble, Sweat and Freeze: 5 Ways to Speak Without Fear

Susan Harrow | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Susan Harrow

I'd like to share five strategies to help you use fear in a productive way, get calm and grounded, and make a powerful impression when you're speaking to an audience during workshop, seminar, retreat, or live event.

Why You Should Embrace The Stage Fright

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Karen Hopkin (Click here for the original article and podcast) Nervous before a big interview? Or a major exam or speech? Well, whatever you ...

Anxiety Study Finds Key To Battling Stage Fright

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Sweaty palms. Dry mouth. A throbbing heart. At some point, most of us have experienced these awful symptoms of stage fright. And we've all heard that ...

Your 10 Biggest Worries About Sex -- And Why They're Not Worth The Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women

We stress over our jobs, our relationships, our finances and our friendships -- and unfortunately, even our bedrooms can become a breeding ground for ...

Stage Fright? 10 Tips To Ease Your Public Speaking Anxieties

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The key to staying calm is not getting nervous about feeling nervous. Finding a balance between controlling as much as you can, while recognizing there will be some things you can't control, is key to not letting your nerves interfere.

Beyoncé Again Brings Her 'A Game'

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

When we are stuck in safety, we confuse the fatigue of simultaneously trying for and resisting our goals with the energy and effort that would otherwise be going powerfully toward achieving them.

James Bond, M and Me

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

What's bugging our still handsome hunk is pure and simple middle-aged angst about losing his edge. Chalk up one more boomer whose investment is yielding diminishing returns. The man is slipping.

How To Overcome Performance Anxiety: Don't Think Of It As A Performance

Tamar Chansky | Posted 07.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

People aren't on the sidelines judging our lives with the clipboard and whistle, and we shouldn't be either.

Performance Anxiety

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 05.12.2012 | Arts
Jennifer Hamady

Performance anxiety is an elephant-in-the-room-sized issue for everyone who spends time on any kind of a stage. Yet only a fundamental shift in how performance anxiety is perceived will allow you to overcome and indeed transcend it.

Just Do It Because I Say So

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

I was 12 years old, and there was no way one could "get out of" the eighth grade at the Francis W. Parker School of Chicago without memorizing and reciting the poem. Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Kubla Khan: or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment," to be precise.

How To Make Fewer Mistakes

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Studies show that when people are allowed to make mistakes, they are significantly less likely to actually make them! Let me explain.

How to Prepare for a Presentation

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I tried to think of ways to reduce my anxiety about giving a presentation, short of that old chestnut about calming yourself by imagining everyone in the audience in their underwear. Here are five ways to get ready for a presentation.