Dance Like Nobody Is Watching, Or Dance Like When You Were A Child?

June, 2015

Do you remember when you were little and you constantly tried to get the attention of the adults? Did you enjoy dancing, singing, acting, or pretending to be a character from your favourite story?
Perhaps not everybody but I believe quite a few may recognise themselves at least to some extent.


Back then, with the yet unscarred belief in ourselves, we had no doubt that we would receive anything but praise and positive response to our showmanship. Even the occasional inattentiveness or visible annoyance from our parents could not discourage us.
What happened to this attitude and the faith in our ability to capture an audience? Where has this confident, carefree person gone? When did we become too self-conscious to express ourselves without self-censorship? 


Typically, we lose our animated way of being as teenagers when we start developing our personalities to fit in and to be part of the group whilst the fear of failure (academically, socially etc.) becomes a threatening concept in our lives.


I am not saying that we should behave and express ourselves like children do, definitely not! But would it not be great if we could access some of those early qualities in certain situations? 
Imagine you would hold a presentation at work with the same conviction that you used to demonstrate your magic tricks, or you could perform on stage as confidently as you did whenever you had a willing audience, without the fear of being judged or letting yourself or others down.

 

Dancing Children

photo found at www.kingandmcgaw.com

 

The good news is that this is absolutely possible. With simple and straightforward techniques from NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Cognitive Hypnotherapy, you can learn to access the fearlessness and enthusiasm of your inner child. This combined with the skills and life experience you have gained as an adult you can go beyond your self-set limitations and create the outcomes that you want.
If you are interested in finding out more check out the Performance-Mind Workshop I am holding on 26th June.