Our lives are like a story constantly unfolding in front of us. And we are continuously narrating the events of this story to ourselves as they evolve. Much like aRead more
Cognitive Distortions – Are you a Minimizer or Magnifier?
I hosted a follow up call and heard about amazing progress from the members of the Getting Over StageFright workshop group this past September – such as volunteering to speak in frontRead more
If Only I Knew Why This Fear Started, I Could Get Over It.
I’ve heard this hundreds of times – you want to get to the root of your fear and hope it will solve the problem. Unfortunately, it won’t although it doesn’tRead more
Have You Had Enough? What’s the Worst That Can Happen?
It’s back to school time. I can’t help but remember how painful it was for me for so many years. I spent way too much time trying to figure outRead more
To Medicate or Not to Medicate…that is the Question
Is it a crutch, a stepping stone, or does it depend on the situation? This question has come up often at the workshop and on the follow up calls forRead more
The Importance of Maintaining Your Progress
Tomorrow morning during my introduction, I will be emphasizing to the group members the importance of maintaining their progress after the workshop. Everyone wants to know “what is the cure,Read more
Commitment, Acceptance, and Autopilot
Do you “blackout” and can’t remember what you said while speaking? How do you put the “blackout” feeling into perspective? “You need to accept your anxiety about public speaking.” WhenRead more
What Are Your Safety Behaviors? – What Will Be Your First Step?
I’d like to share one of my first steps with you. My “safety behavior” used to be getting to the work conference room early in order to grab a seatRead more
What is the Fear of Failure Costing You?
If someone has an irrational fear of say, spiders, or snakes, they would be exposed to them in a safe environment so they can make a new association that snakesRead more
The Irony of Being Unwilling to Share Your Fear
Isn’t it strange that public speaking is known to be the greatest fear of all (followed by death!), yet most people will not tell others? Process that irony for aRead more
What Does Taking a Chance Or New Year’s Resolutions Mean to You?
It’s New Year’s Day, are you feeling the pressure? The resolutions and goal setting? How does it make you feel? What does a goal mean to you? Is overcoming theRead more
How to Face Your Fear by Increasing Self Confidence
One of the best ways to build your confidence is to accumulate and overcome challenges. Many people think they’re confident because of their accomplishments, rather, they are confident because ofRead more