Hello Dr. Ora Golan, an expert in neutralizing emotional barriers from the Ora Golan Center, today we will discuss audience anxiety and anxiety from job interviews. Are the two anxieties the same?
Audience anxiety and job interview anxiety are similar anxieties because both are exposure to people and a type of exam. A great many people who suffer from these anxieties, especially from audience fear, hold senior positions in their workplaces. The other problem is that those senior officials who suffer from audience anxiety do not share their “terrible secret” with anyone, they can get into a state of illness or paralysis out of fear, but still not reveal the shameful secret and continue to pretend that everything is fine even if deep down Just “dead scared.”
* Example: Eviatar, 46, a very senior officer in the army, was given a position that includes many meetings, presentations and presentations with very senior people, with very high ranks and ranks in the army, the Ministry of Defense and the Prime Minister’s Office. Eviatar had longed for this position for a long time but was under terrible pressure that he would not be able to meet the requirements of the position; Eviatar felt that he could not share with anyone his concerns that would arouse doubt and wonder whether he was indeed suitable for the position given to him. Eviatar was very upset and knew that if he did not find a way to solve this problem, he would fail in his job. The treatment for neutralizing emotional barriers consisted of six stages; We did them in six short, focused sessions when the treatment was conducted without conversations and without instructions. During the treatment we examined how Eviatar copes with failure, competition and success, as well as dealing with lack of control and competitiveness. When we talk about lack of control, we mean we really want to have control,
Eventually, three months after Eviatar started the new role, he told us that at first it was difficult for him because he had to adapt to the role, but three months after everything had already flowed, and he lectured without any problem in front of 120 people. Of course Eviatar was very pleased with the change that took place in him. What is the number of people considered to be an audience, 100 people? Even one person can constitute an audience There are people who find it difficult to speak in front of strangers and there are people who do just the opposite: it is difficult for them to speak in front of people they know. * Example: Orly is a 15-year-old student who has stopped talking to the teacher or even to a friend. In order for her to feel comfortable having a conversation she had to get to know the people well, but with strangers or people at the beginning of the relationship she had a very hard time having a conversation. After Orly underwent treatment to neutralize emotional barriers, she was able to perform at a school performance at the end of the year. It no longer mattered to her if there were in the audience it could be 5, 6, 20 or 100 people.
Most people are stressed before a job interview or when we are standing in front of an audience. How can we work on ourselves to be calmer and less stressed?
I do not usually refer to processes or practices. A certain pressure in front of an audience is just like a pressure before an exam.- It is good and makes us alert. Obviously when a role is done for the first time there will be more pressure, but when standing in front of the audience is part of the role we will get into a routine and do it in a routine and good way. There are people who because of the stress of standing in front of an audience, do not sleep the night before, do not function from too many thoughts about the presentation and then let others pass the presentation they prepared and then they miss the compliments about their work. In proportion and treat accordingly and of course the level of anxiety and stress decreased.
So can audience anxiety be overcome?
Yes of course, it is possible to neutralize the emotional barriers that will no longer guide us or interfere with us.
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