Audition Confidence For Actors & How Hypnotherapy Can Help
The Truth About Acting Auditions & Confidence
I am so excited to teach you the simple, simple truth about confidence and acting auditions. Whether you are an actor auditioning in film, TV or theatre, what I am about to share with you can change your life and career in amazing ways. But you have accept what I reveal to you.
The actors I work with that do accept this information are the ones who make quantum leaps in their acting audition confidence and who ultimately land more roles, earn more money and start having a career and life they love.
As an actor out there auditioning, I can tell you now that all the stress, anxiety, worry and nerves you experience in those auditions, on stage, or indeed anywhere in life begins in the same place - YOUR MIND.
This is how it works…
You think a thought
You start an inner dialogue
You create images in your mind
You panic, get nervous, don’t do as well as you know you can
Sound familiar? I know, I know! I’ve been there, and I got outta there too. I’ll tell you about that later..
But for now, how would it feel to finally stop that inner voice that tells you “you’re not good enough” and how would it feel to actually start loving auditions, having fun and doing your best? What could you do that you can’t do now?
I mean, let’s say you do ten acting auditions, and for every ten auditions you get one or two jobs. If you’re not enjoying those eight or nine other auditions it’s looking like a pretty miserable existence isn’t it?!
But here’s the thing, that miserable existence starts and ends in your mind. Doesn’t it make sense to start to collaborate with your mind to resolve the problem and start having a joyful, exciting and liberating experience?
The Secrets Of The Actors Mind & Confidence In Auditions
Your brain is hard-wired to scan the environment for danger. Your primal brain is always on the look out for danger to protect you from. This is not helpful when you are trying to speak Shakespeare or play a love scene.
However, as soon as the brain detects the slightest danger you go on red alert and your fight-flight response kicks in. All the blood drains away from your pre-frontal cortex (the part of your brain responsible for memory, recall and clarity), and it goes to the muscles to get you ready to up and run and escape.
The only problem is you don’t want to up and run. You want to deliver a phenomenal audition and land that role, right?! Then you need to start understanding how to collaborate with your subconscious mind and the habits and mechanisms that continue keeping you in a pattern you don’t want, need or like.
What Is Hypnotherapy & How Can It Helps Actor’s Confidence In Auditions.
Hypnotherapy is simply a natural ability that uses the power of your focus, imagination and emotions to bring about powerful changes in you life. At the end of the day most of the worries we experience are in our imaginations. They are powerful things.
To put this into perspective, one single session of hypnosis cured me of severe stage fright ten years ago. This set me on an obsessive path of learning about the mind and how to work with it to overcome negative thinking, damaging habits and limiting beliefs. I went on to have a career I am proud of while feeling great about myself at the same time.
The brain state of hypnosis is one you actually go into several times day; daydreaming on the tube, when your hands and feet are moving during driving but you are not thinking about it, being swept away in a piece of music or a film and you seem to forget time. These are all states of hypnosis.
When I use Hypnotherapy for actors and audition confidence, I simply utilise this brain state and create changes in the way you think and feel about yourself and the situations you find yourself in.
If there is one thing I’ve learned from being Hypnotherapist to actors all over the world from the West End, Broadway, Film, TV and pop music, it is this; you can change anything about yourself that you choose. It is just a thought away.
I’ve witnessed incredible transformations in my actor clients who are out there auditioning for everything from film, tv, theatre and commercials.
These transformations have resulted in actors being cast in dream leading roles in plays and musicals in the West End, Broadway and finally making it in TV and film and even singing for thousands of people free from nerves, stress and anxiety. I am talking about actors that could no longer even audition due to fear and nerves.
How Actress Molly Went From Fear To Fabulous In Auditions & Got Cast In Her Dream Role.
Molly, an actress, contacted me one day out of the blue, as clients usually do. She was pretty desperate sounding. She hadn’t done an audition for two years because she couldn’t cope with the sensations of not feeling good enough, self-criticism and judgement any longer. To say that she was an actress having a crisis of confidence was an understatement.
So she just stopped. She floated along working on reception, all the while her dream draining away. She had heard someone talking about the transformational work I was doing with actors and their confidence in auditions and thought “heck, why not, what have I got to lose”.
I knew instantly on the phone Molly would respond great to the Hypnotherapy (most actors respond well to Hypnotherapy because of their connection to their imagination and emotions).
So she booked in and came along for the first of six sessions. She was feeling fantastic and hopeful again after just one session. Within just four sessions she was back out there auditioning, feeling fabulous, strutting her stuff, loving it, having a ball AND….
… BOOM, she went and got cast in her dream leading role in the West End. This is where it gets selfish for me because I JUST ADORE GETTING THOSE TEXT MESSAGES TELLING ME THE NEWS - and believe me, it happens REALLY often. I literally feel as good as you do actually getting the role! Haha!
How Hypnotherapy Helped This Actor’s Audition Confidence
Molly was running old ‘programs’ in her subconscious mind that were trying to protect her from a scary, painful situation - FAILURE.
This is the most common subconscious program I find running in the minds of actors when it comes to their audition confidence. In fact the three most common programs are:
Not feeling good enough
Fear of failure
Fear of rejection
These fears are largely down to not being allowed to fail well from a young age. We start getting big red crosses on our work and we are rewarded for results rather than effort.
We are shamed for the five sums we got wrong rather than praised for the five we got correct. This trains us to fear getting things wrong or messing things up.
But in reality, failure is proof that you are actually out there in the arena, doing it, going for it and making dreams happen. Failure is a natural and normal part of growth.
It’s all about how you frame failure that is the key to getting over the fear of it and becoming your most confident self in acting auditions. The most powerful way I know how to access your inner confidence in acting auditions is with Hypnotherapy.
When I do Hypnotherapy for actors and audition confidence we get right to the heart of the matter. We discover really quickly what is holding you back from going for it and just showing your best self and being confident in auditions.
We clear those old program and give them brand new, more useful mechanisms that are more in alignment with what it is you actually want; to feel confident in acting auditions and like you are putting in your best performance.
When you feel this, you will be truly liberated, start having so much fun, and you will use every audition experience as tool for growth, learning and expansion. It is such an exciting place to be.
So, there we have it, I hope you’ve learned a little more about Hypnotherapy and how it can help you be more confident in acting auditions. And I hope you were inspired by Molly’s story, and that it gave you the feeling that this also possible for you… and trust me, it really is.
If you would like to talk to me about if Hypnotherapy is right for you, simply pop your name and email in the box and I’ll email you a link to book a free 30-minute phone call with me to talk through what’s going on for you and how I might be able to support you to start reaching your full potential and how to have a life and career you love.