Hi, I have been going through a bad few months with anxiety and it is affecting my job. I have not been able to go in today because of a team meeting they have every Monday morning. I absolutely dread it and even though there are only 8 of us, I feel sick with nerves, start panicking and feeling numb at the thought of having to go in to it and talk.
I have never been able to talk in front of people for fear of embarrassing myself by saying something stupid or getting tongue-tied. I am constantly worrying about what other people think of me outside of this meeting so to have all eyes on me when I have to talk (only for a minute) the anxiety takes over and I can't even leave my house and get myself in to work.
I have just started hypnotherapy to try and help with the anxiety and build up my confidence.
I wondered if anyone else finds it challenging talking in a group whilst suffering with anxiety and panic attacks?