When you suffer with interview nerves, what’s really going on? For most people it’s a mixture of fear of failure, of making mistakes, fear of criticism, or fear of doing something embarrassing. Or perhaps you worry that you’ll forget what to say, or not be able to answer a question. You fear others thinking you’re stupid. You may fear being judged or disapproved of. Or maybe you stutter or stumble over your words, or blush when you’re anxious.
It’s really all about worrying what others think of you. Interview nerves and fear of public speaking are both rooted in shyness and self-consciousness. You become overly aware of what others might think, and how you’re coming across. Hypnotherapy works incredibly well to help you overcome interview nerves and to help self-consciousness generally.
Even if you don’t normally suffer with shyness or self consciousness, interview nerves can affect you. And the thought of public speaking can turn otherwise confident people into wobbly wrecks! Hypnotherapy builds confidence so that you feel comfortable in ANY situation.
How phobias and interview nervesxiety can start
Just because something has been difficult in the past doesn’t mean it needs to be difficult in the future.
Sometimes interview nerves, or meeting new people becomes a big problem because you’ve suffered stress, embarrassment and anxiety in these situations before. You now feel that you can’t think of an interview, or meeting someone new, without having the feeling of anxiety which goes along with it.
You might be consciously aware of this, or it might be going on at a subconscious level. But it’s an irrational belief. Just because you’ve suffered shyness, embarrassment, or anxiety in a past situation, doesn’t mean you’re bound to feel the same the next time that happens. Imagine you bumped your car yesterday, and that just before it happened, Bohemian Rhapsody was on the radio. It doesn’t mean that every time you hear Bohemian Rhapsody you will bump your car! Believing that you’ll have interview nerves because you had them before is about as logical as this, though. In other words, not logical at all! But unfortunately our mind and body is very good at remembering when we’ve felt anxious in the past.
How hypnotherapy helps interview nerves
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy help you to relax deeply. You forget to remember to feel stress and anxiety. When you are very deeply relaxed in hypnosis, you’ll be asked to imagine meeting new people or being in an interview, or on the phone to a difficult client. Because you are completely relaxed when you think about these things, you can do it without the associated anxiety and fear. This lets you deal with those situations when they next happen without those unpleasant feelings. This is because your sub-conscious no longer automatically associates the situation with the feelings of anxiety, fear and discomfort.
Interview Nerves can be related to anxiety
Maybe you struggle not because of past events but because you’re generally anxious,stressed or worried. If you are anxious, you are overly aware of others’ reactions. You can be very sensitive to the possibility of things going wrong.
Manchester hypnotherapy clinic can help you get rid of the shyness and anxiety you may have experienced in previous interviews or when meeting people. We can help you gain confidence and develop positive ways to think about feeling comfortable with people, whether its meeting someone new or having an interview. We’ll teach you some really fantastic techniques to remain calm and relaxed. This means you’ll be able to remain relaxed and just talk to people whatever the occasion. Whether it’s a party, in a bar, at work, a job interview, or speaking at a wedding or other special occasion, you’ll perform to the very best of your ability.
Tips to help with interview nerves
1. Remember that having that interview, whether in person or by phone is NOT in itself stressful. It’s the things you tell yourself about these situations that makes it seem stressful!
2. You don’t have to be perfect or absolutely brilliant. No-one ever is. You are allowed mistakes and stumbles – you will notice these far more than anyone else. If you do make a mistake, you can just laugh it off. You can even admit to feeling a bit nervous. People will warm to you. Humility, honesty and the ability to laugh at yourself allow people to see you as human and likeable. We’ve all been around people who will never admit to making a mistake. They’re not easy company!
3. You don’t have to try and be like someone else. Doing this is very difficult. Just be yourself – because this is very easy! Answer questions honestly. If you pretend to be someone you’re not to get a job, you’ll have to carry on pretending.
4. It’s impossible to please everyone. There are too many different points of view in the world. Don’t try and do this – be true to yourself. Assertiveness training can help with this.
5. The more you think about it, the more difficult it gets. Just relax and feel comfortable. You speak every day – without ever having to really think about it. And you don’t make mistakes, or if you do, you just move on to the next thing. It is anxiety that makes public speaking, interviews and presentations seem difficult. Just relax and the anxiety will fade away. Hypnotherapy teaches you to do this.
Shyness and Self-consciousness can stop you from living life to the full
Even some people who are otherwise calm, relaxed and in control can find it difficult to have to get up and speak to a group of people, especially on an important occasion such as a wedding, or if it makes a difference to whether or not you get a promotion or a new job. Woody Allen and Adele have both talked about being physically sick before going on stage – for more information on feeling or being sick, or rushing to the loo when nervous, look at the page on panic and anxiety attacks) – this explains why you get the physical symptoms you do when you are anxious. Aretha Franklin and Meryl Streep all suffer badly with performance anxiety, as did Laurence Olivier, despite being amongst the most successful and respected performers in the world. Aretha Franklin also had such a severe fear of flying that she refused to sing in front of the Queen, because she was to terrified to fly. Phobias really get in the way of living life! There is no need to live with a fear or phobia of speaking or performing. Hypnosis will help you get rid of your shyness and fears of public speaking and to feel altogether more relaxed, confident and comfortable.
Hypnosis for Interview Nerves in Manchester
The therapists at this south Manchester hypnotherapy clinic are Manchester’s top independently rated therapists in anxiety, insomnia and phobia treatment. If you are looking for hypnotherapists in south Manchester to help stress and anxiety, claustrophobia, or fear of flying, then please call us on 07779 575 816.
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Hypnosis and hypnotherapy in Didsbury, Manchester for interview nerves. Convenient for Chorlton, Gatley, Cheadle, Stockport, Altrincham, Hale and all areas of south and central Manchester. Click here for further details ofhow to find us.