Camh - Performing Under Stress

Even for those not competing at the Olympics with the whole world watching, it can feel just as intimidating. We may feel stress when facing an important event, upcoming deadline or presentation. It is important to keep in mind that anxiety is not only normal but also essential for survival. It’s the fight or flight response – an inbuilt alarm system that protects us when we perceive a threat or danger. We either fight or flee from danger to protect ourselves.