Give yourself the resources you need ...
So you're about to give a presentation. You're standing there in front of a group of people, perhaps some you know, some you don't and you're feeling this overwhelming sense of anxiety.
How would it feel to be able to change that, to give yourself the resources that you need at that moment? To feel more confident, more in control, to feel like the expert that you know you are?
The next time you're in that situation use these easy steps to change how you feel:
1. Firstly, allow yourself to be there in that moment, right at the point where you're about to take centre stage, in front of the group of people who are expecting something from you. For the moment just allow the anxiety that you would usually feel to flow through you in whichever way it wants to.
2. Now imagine that you could freeze that moment and all the feelings that go with it and step out of the picture, as if you're stepping out of a moment in time, stepping out of a still picture.
3. Now imagine that you're passing yourself the resources that you need, perhaps confidence, a feeling of being in control, a clear voice. You'll know what you need.
4. Now imagine going back into that situation with these new resources and noticing how much better it feels.
Do this as often as you need and notice how quickly you begin to change from the old pattern to a new positive one of feeling confident and in control.