How to Overcome Performance Anxiety

Performance anxiety

Performance anxiety can come from many different things for many different people. For some it’s the fear of getting up and speaking in public, for others it may be a student who becomes anxious to raise their hand in class, the athlete who gets nervous right before a game or for some it may be sexual performance anxiety. Whatever the case it can prevent & block us from enjoying an experience or participating.

FamilyAffaires.com Contributor, Dr. Dan Gottlieb explains what performance anxiety is and how we can move past it.  Dr. Dan explains how he felt performance anxiety recently when he gave his Tedx talk. He shares how the fear he had soon turned into faith and trusting that he had something to share.

Learn when anxiety is adaptive or destructive and learn to use the situation as an experience to learn more.

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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously published a total of four books. His most recent, “The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child,”. In it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

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