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Module 1: Overcoming of Stage Fright

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Emotionality in Neurolinguistic Programming

Emotion can be referred to as a state of feeling involving thoughts, physiological changes, and outward expression or behaviour. Emotionality is the observable behaviour and physiological component of emotion. It is the measure of a person’s emotional reactivity to a stimulus. The elements of emotional experience are: Cognitive component | Physiological component | Behavioural component. The significant Theories of Emotion can be divided into three primary categories: Physiological Theory: This implies that activity within the body can be accountable for emotions.
Neurological Theory: This suggests that the activity within the brain leads to emotional response. Cognitive Theory: This implies that the thoughts and other mental activities have a vital role in the stimulation of emotions. It is believed that there are Six Universal Emotions that expand across all cultures. These emotions are: Happiness, Anger, Surprise, Sadness
Fear, Disgust. Feelings are shaped by the person’s temperament and experiences and vary from person to person, and situation to situation.

Introduction to Stage Fear

For nearly every performer, stage fright is a very common state of mind. Stage fright is mainly the fear of performing in front of an audience. The most common symptom of stage fright is nervousness and sweating.
A stage fright consists of the following components: Physiological component, Cognitive component, and behavioural component.
Stage Fear - Causes and Solutions
Personal traits related to stage fright are: Hypersensitivity | Perfectionist attitude | Anxiety | pessimistic attitude to life. There are different strategies, methods, and therapies for dealing with stage fright. Medication, with beta-brokers, are mostly used. Some of the ways to Overcoming Stage Fright are: Relaxation techniques such as yoga, Hypnotherapy, Realistic thinking
Visualisation, Psychotherapy, Think positive of the audience, Develop a feeling to combat the stage fright. The key to solving stage fright is self-examination. Self-examination guides one to understand how stage fright can be combated.