Happy woman enjoying freedom from stage fright, performance anxiety and fear of public speaking.About The Stage Fright Cure

You can be free of your stage fright or fear of public speaking.


What most people commonly tell you is how to manage performance nerves, not cure them. But Marti MacEwan, MA, has a new approach so you can be truly free of your stage fright, performance anxiety or fear of public speaking in any setting. A real cure would have to make a lasting change, not just be a band-aid for the moment.  With The Stage Fright Cure, you can be free!

Any kind of stage fright – including fear of public speaking and ‘imposter syndrome’ – is a mind-body phenomenon and has to be addressed with a mind-body approach.

Any cure for stage fright has to eliminate the inner sense of “perceived threat” that very often is completely unconscious until we are confronted with an actual situation. But, there is a way to eliminate that sense of perceived threat and therefore eliminate the “fight, flight or freeze” response that surfaces in performance situations.

Marti’s approach is a unique mind/body method that includes the original Rapid Relief Process(tm), a comprehensive mind/body method she co-developed with her colleague, Stephanie Eldringhoff, MA, LMFT, also a therapist. The Rapid Relief Process is the element of the Stage Fright Cure that literally dismantles the fear response.

Marti has had huge success with hundreds of clients and class participants by addressing this common problem with her unique mind/body process.

What is stage fright?

By Marti’s definition is: “the fear that surfaces at the prospect of offering something for someone else’s consideration or enjoyment”. Each person’s experience of stage fright is unique. Marti says, “fear or anxiety in any setting is impeded energy. The opposite, comfort and confidence, is unimpeded energy.”

For you, “impeded energy” may surface in front of an audience of one, or a few, or thousands. There may be a formal stage involved or not. It might be in the business world, the professions, the arts, sales, education or personal situations. You may experience a pounding heart, trembling, cold clammy hands and feet, nausea, or difficulty in concentrating or responding to your surroundings. Each person is different.

What causes stage fright?

The underlying cause is that for some reason, your conscious or unconscious system perceives the situation you are in as an emotional threat. That triggers that “impeded energy” in your physical system. To truly eliminate performance anxiety, you have to discover and eliminate the personal inner threat that is causing your reaction. Marti knows the specific techniques to do that and move you from “impeded energy to “unimpeded energy”, even under the same circumstances.

This is the main difference between other methods and Marti’s. With Marti’s Stage Fright Cure, you will eliminate those uncomfortable physical sensations, the fight, flight or freeze symptoms. Those symptoms are triggered from the inside – from your unique psychology, personal history and unique fear response. 

The only reason you would say you have stage fright is that you experience those symptoms, right? When we calm the negative adrenaline response caused by the inner connections you have with the situation, your physical symptoms will calm down, too, and you would no longer say you had stage fright.

What’s different about this approach?

Most approaches just teach you a variety of techniques to manage your stage fright at best. This approach teaches you how to cure your stage fright by actually eliminating the mind-body perceptual link that is producing your fear response in the first place.

This is not just a set of superficial suggestions, positive thinking, hypnosis or “mind over matter”. This is a way to free your system of those stage fright symptoms altogether. Without those nerves firing off in your body, you can be comfortable. Once you are comfortable, you can relax into your purpose and experience the true pleasure of freely presenting whatever you have to offer. When you are comfortable, you can find that easy confidence whenever you are doing anything when you are the center of attention.

Marti knows the true underlying cause and she knows the cure. In her Stage Fright Cure book and coaching, she will show you how you can honestly say, “I used to have stage fright, but I don’t anymore!”

Tell me about the Online Course

The Stage Fright Cure online course is a 7 week series covering what Marti has been teaching for many years in her live events.

It is designed to walk you through the process to being free of any stage fright or fear of public speaking you may be experiencing.

It inludes online ‘lessons’, weekly small group coaching and a private support forum. It is limited to 6 participants at any given time for maximum personal attention.

What comes with The Stage Fright Cure book?

This is more than a book. It’s a book-video combination package. The Stage Fright Cure is more of a program: as though you are being led through a workshop. In the book, Marti coaches you step-by-step through a process of new understandings and personal insights, but more importantly, the concrete techniques that will help you eliminate your stage fright. These are concrete strategies and physical routines that have the remarkable result of calming your body’s fear response in the face of any kind of performing.

Whether you purchase the physical book, the audio book or the digital download version, you will have permanent access to the companion video demonstrations of the Rapid Relief Process(tm) techniques that show you specifically how to apply them to your own situation. This book and video combination will be yours forever, and you will be automatically notified when future videos are available, so you will have them for your continual reference and practice.

Tell me about private coaching.

For more in-depth personal attention, Marti is available as your private “Stage Fright Coach”. If you are available to her Seattle office, you can meet there. She can also meet with you on a confidential internet video connection, whether you are in Seattle or anywhere in the US or Canada. Marti has had tremendous success with this convenient and flexible method.

If you are interested in individual coaching sessions, contact Marti by phone at 206-362-8167, by e-mail at marti@stagefright.com or use the contact form. She will be more than happy to talk with you about your situation and your personal needs.

Can Marti speak to my group?

Absolutely. Marti would be delighted to be a guest on your podcast, meet with your group over Zoom or Skype, be interviewed in any setting, or make a live presentation to your group, meeting or professional conference. Again, you can contact her about speaking by email at marti@stagefright.com, by calling 206-362-8167 or using the private message form in the sidebar or on the homepage.

Is this for real?

Yes. The Stage Fright Cure and the Rapid Relief Process are definitely for real. There is a cure for stage fright and it works. Marti would love to show you how. Please contact her.


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