overcoming fear and anxiety

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A Life Coach’s Advice for Overcoming Fear of What People Think

Do you feel paralyzed and anxious because of what people think about you, your appearance, performance, opinions, choices? Here’s how to overcome your fears and insecurities; these tips are from life coach Arianna Merritt, M.Ed. “For years, I kept my mouth shut as I was too shy to speak up,” she says. “While I wasn’t afraid of performing in sports or music, […]

How to Get Over Stage Fright – 6 Best Tips for Introverts

Getting over stage fright is more difficult for introverts because we aren’t naturally comfortable in the spotlight. As an introvert and a flutist who wants to play music in front of people, I’ve been forced by the beast to find the best tips on how to get over stage fright. In 8 Ways to Overcome Anxiety When You’re on Stage, […]

8 Ways to Overcome Anxiety When You’re on Stage

The worst part of stage fright or an anxiety attack on stage is that it’s often unexpected, which means it can horribly blindside a musician. Here are 8 ways to overcome an anxiety attack will help even the most fearful musicians deal with stage fright. When I wrote How to Deal With Performance Anxiety and Play Your Best, I didn’t realize […]

How to Deal With Performance Anxiety and Play Your Best

These five tips on how to deal with anxiety will calm your spirit. Performance anxiety is a common problem for musicians; not only does it prevent us from playing our best on stage, it robs us from the joy of performing music. And yes, we should be enjoying the time we spend playing music for people! Our audience wants us […]

Prayers for Peace and Comfort After a Terrorist Attack

Terrorist attacks hit us hard. These prayers for peace and comfort are a collection of sympathy messages and support for survivors from people all around the world, via Facebook and Twitter. “There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without […]

Types of Psychological Disorders – From Anxiety to Personality

The DSM-IV lists more than 200 mental disorders or mental illnesses in psychology, grouped under 16 categories. This summary describes the category of mental illness, and offers examples of different types of mental disorders. Anxiety Disorders People diagnosed with anxiety disorders typically struggle with either fear or anxiety as a major symptom. Examples include obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, […]