Adele, winner of numerous Grammys, Brits, world records and now an Oscar nomination, is due to perform her song Skyfall at the Oscars on February 24. Unfortunately, the 24-year-old mother of one has a history of crippling stage-fright.
Given her incredible talent and global success, Adele isn’t the first person you’d expect to shy away from public performance.
However, this is not the first time she’s been struck down with debilitating stage-fright. In 2011, Adele was so afraid to perform at the Grammys that she spent much of the evening vomiting in the toilet.
According to The Sun newspaper, the Someone Like You singer has been suffering from panic attacks and insomnia since she was asked to perform at the 85th Academy Awards in three weeks time.
One friend said her nerves worsened when she discovered her idol Barbara Streisand would also be performing on the evening.
A source told The Sun: “A friend in LA recommended the hypnotherapist because Adele was getting so nervous about the gig.”
Hypnotherapy targets thought processes to calm nerves and alter behaviours. By using specialist relaxation and suggestion techniques, hypnotherapists are able to turn negative thoughts into positive ones to prevent the symptoms of bad nerves.
To find out more, you might find our page about Anxiety useful.
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