Symptoms of stage fright

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Symptoms of stage fright


What are typical symptoms of stage fright?

Symptoms of stage fright


Many people experience stage fright without any wider problems. In some cases, stage fright may be a part of a larger pattern of social phobia or social anxiety disorder.

Quite often, stage fright arises in a mere anticipation of a performance, often a long time ahead and has numerous manifestations. The intensity of anxiety can be really different.

Stage fright symptoms are part of the body’s primary threat response, also known as the fight or flight syndrome.


Possible symptoms of stage fright:

  • Anxiety
  • Increased heart rate
    Fluttering or pounding heart.
  • Tight chest
  • Blushing
  • Tremor in the hands and legs
  • Dizziness
  • Excess Sweating
    Especially sweaty hands.
  • Digestive problems
  • Facial nerve tics
  • Dry mouth
  • Blackout
  • Avoidance
    Avoiding work, meetings or giving speeches.


The good news is that hypnotherapy with Hypnobalancing™ and other effective methods can greatly assist you to anticipate public speaking calmly and relieve these symptoms.

Be sure to read the following notice


Before contacting me, please read the detailed information on fees, booking, contraindications of hypnotherapy, and the answers to other common questions (FAQ). I would be happy to discuss your specific needs with you in a free preliminary telephone consultation.

These pages are intended to provide information to those interested in psychotherapy with hypnotherapy. They are neither intended to replace psychotherapy nor a personal consultation, examination, or diagnosis by a licensed physician. I am not a medical doctor. I am specialized to help people with fears and anxiety disorders. The profession of a hypnotherapist (official permission to practice psychotherapy according to the HPG) is fundamentally different from the practice of a medical doctor. Medical diagnoses are not made, nor are promises of healing made or medications prescribed. A medical or psychiatric intervention, if necessary, is not to be replaced by hypnotherapeutic treatment under any circumstances.

If you have questions about psychotherapy with hypnosis, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to inform you.

Published: March 12, 2007
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: August 15, 2023
Translation: August 23, 2019
German version:
AN: #132

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