As many here know, I have been suffering with axiety and PA's for quite a while now. I once was a sought after public speaker but once I began experiencing my my issues, I discontinued this practice because I didn't want a PA in front of the large audience. However, after about three years of working with my issues, and learning to confront my fears. I agreed to be a keynote speaker for a large audience. The night befoer my speaking engagement I began to experience anxiety and didn't sleep very well. The next day, as I began my travel to my destination, I began to get more and more anxious. I really wanted to get through this with out taking any xanax, but I decided I would take a pill and see what happens.
I began my speech, and at first was internally trying to guage and feel all the sensations in my body, but soon all of these fears and sensations aleviated. I was able to complete my entire speach for about 30 minutes, it was great. I was so happy, I could once again do this. I really enjoy speaking, but have been scared, maybe I am over this hill now.
You have all helped me to get this point. I say THANK YOU to each and everyone of you that have responded to my posts or just engaged in discussion with me.
LIFE IS GREAT!