Jennie Garth Received Hypnosis for Performance Anxiety to Cope During 'Dancing With the Stars'

Pop Culture - 6 May 2021

It's easy to assume that everyone in the public eye lives for the thrill of constantly being in the spotlight. However, that's not always the case for certain celebrities. Beverly Hills, 90210 star Jennie Garth confessed she has some anxiety over being under a microscope and when she starred on the hit ABC dance competition Dancing With the Stars, she needed a little help from hypnosis to get through it. During an exclusive interview with PopCulture.com, Garth says she was definitely outside of her "comfort zone" while competing but also admits it was a memorable experience.

"It was still very new," Garth said of the hit competition after appearing on Season 5 and noting that it was her partner, Derek Hough's first season as a professional dancer. "It was actually Derek Hough's first year as a dancer. He had been working in London and they brought him over and literally he got off of the plane and started rehearsing with me and he kind of didn't know what he was doing as far as choreographing what the show needed and wanted," adding that they were learning the show together.

Describing the process as "grueling," she couldn't help but to acknowledge how "amazing" it was at the same time. Although she had a positive experience, she did admit that she was out of her "comfort zone" because being under such a spotlight made her nervous. "It put me way out of my comfort zone as far as being the center of the spotlight, and even though I'm an actress, that kind of not my personality to be a spotlight seeker, so that was a big challenge for me."

That's when the 49-year-old confessed that she used 'hypnosis' as a coping mechanism to work through the nerves of it all. "I actually had to go through some hypnosis in order to be comfortable in that sort of high-pressure environment, but I learned a lot from it." Although the actress was a little timid about the process, she had nothing but positives things to say about everyone involved and about the experience as a whole.

Performance anxiety can affect anyone at anytime. Even celebrities have issues with anxiety. Hypnosis for anxiety is a very effective treatment to calm the mind. Clients seeking treatment for anxiety with hypnosis are taught key skills that enable them to perform at their best. Clients are taught self-hypnosis techniques that can be used at any time, when you're just about to go on stage, or present to a crowd. At the Harley Street Hypnotherapy Clinic in London, we treat clients with anxiety hypnosis with great success. Our hypnotherapists also specialise in treating panic attacks and anxiety with hypnosis.

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