On Sunday evening Dragon’s Den star Deborah Meaden was the fourth contestant to depart Strictly Come Dancing 2013, leaving eleven celebs to continue their battle for the trophy.
Among the remaining competitors is Bond girl Fiona Fullerton, who was tipped as the bookies favourite to leave on Sunday’s show (after making mistakes in her last few dances) but defied the odds despite her nerves.
On last Saturdays show, Fiona and her partner Anton danced a Great Gatsby inspired Quickstep, and were rewarded with 30 points – their highest score to date. But could the couple achieve an even higher score if Fiona managed to overcome those dreaded nerves?
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Fiona said that she had been trying to work out why she seems to perform so well in dress rehearsal but then goes to pieces during the live shows. She explained to the paper that while she had not performed in around 19 years, she believes the nerves go deeper than that, as she previously suffered from severe nervousness as an actress.
“Before the performance last week I was hit by a tsunami of nerves, but I don’t want to keep goofing up as we’re having fun. I want to do it to the best of my abilities and not let Anton down. Hypnotherapy could be the answer.” She said.
Hypnotherapy has long since been used as a treatment for overcoming nerves and has proven successful in a number of cases. Often, these nerves that we feel occur on a subconscious level, meaning we are largely unaware of the many contributing factors that are making us feel the way we do.
Hypnosis works to access the subconscious mind so that it can reprogramme those negative thought and behaviour problems and replace them with more positive ones.
To find out more about how hypnotherapy works and the different areas in which it may be of help, please see our Hypnotherapy Areas page.
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