Anxiety in the spotlight

Anxiety in the spotlight

It is quite common for performers to experience stage fright. The curtain opens, the spotlight shines down and the audience members’ eyes and ears are open. However, when the time comes to act, unforeseen obstacles can get in one’s way. Sometimes, paralyzing feelings of pressure and anxiety can overflow and bear down on a person’s ability to perform, even if he or she has demonstrated amazing talent. Under the more clinical classification of performance anxiety, the condition can not only negatively affect one’s career but it can also their self-esteem and self-confidence. Read more