PerformZen YouTube Videos

Over on the PerformZen YouTube channel we're reguarly publishing videos covering all things related to performing (public speaking, auditions, music performances, exams, speeches, etc) as well as the numerous solutions to overcoming fears and performance anxiety issues, such as beta-blockers, natural anxiety medications and techniques, and more. You can find the full videos, as well as text transcripts and further resources here...

Propranolol for Anxiety Explained in <4 Minutes

Propranolol is a commonly prescribed beta blocker medication typically prescribed to treat heart and cardiac conditions. However, Propranolol is also being used off-label by individuals from various professions, including musicians, singers, speakers, sales professionals and even doctors, to manage performance anxiety and stage fright. Propranolol works by blocking the effects of adrenaline, which helps stabilize heart rate and blood pressure. While generally considered safe, there are potential side effects such as dizziness and interactions with other medications. Some individuals claim that propranolol may have ototoxic effects, but this has not been extensively studied. For those seeking a natural alternative to…

Using Metoprolol to Treat Anxiety Video Guide

The prescription beta-blocker Metoprolol is typically used to treat cardiovascular conditions like hypertension, irregular heartbeats and blood pressure. Mostly Prescribed under the brand-name Lopressor, Metoprolol is also used “off-script” by people seeking to reduce performance anxiety, social anxiety and stage fright before stressful situations. In this video we decided to investigate how Metoprolol is so effective against anxiety and why so many performers (including celebrities) use beta blockers like Metoprolol to help their anxiety symptoms; what Metoprolol does in the body; what the Metoprolol risks and side-effects are as well as some Metoprolol alternatives.

Why Khloé Kardashian Uses Beta-Blockers For Anxiety

In episode 2 of ‘The Kardashians’ on Hulu, Khloé Kardashian opened up about her crippling anxiety issues, caused by being in the public eye and all of the social media scrutiny that surrounds the Kardashian family. Her mother & manager Kris Jenner recommends that Khloe Kardashian use beta blockers to help with her anxiety in that same episode. This opened up a lot of discussion online around the use of beta blockers for anxiety. Several other celebrities such as Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes and Whitney Cummings have also talked about how they use beta blockers like Propranolol, Metoprolol & Atenolol…

Is Fear of Public Speaking Really America’s Biggest Fear?

Most people don’t believe that Fear of Public Speaking is really the #1 fear in the world! Recent surveys have found that 77% of Americans listed public speaking as one of their biggest fears, and in this video we want to find out if Glossophobia (Fear of Public Speaking) really is a nationwide issue, why we’re so afraid of talking in front of strangers, and 3 techniques for overcoming this fear.