Fear of Public Speaking is one of the most common phobias that my clients seek help with. Many of us don’t feel we have the natural confidence to speak to a large audience, but there are many occasions or events that might call for it. These might include professional engagements like job interviews or conferences and personal events such as weddings and funerals.
In our modern society we can spend a lot of time behind screens or alone in our own homes. It’s not uncommon for people to be so anxious or stressed about public speaking that they avoid these opportunities entirely, but this can mean they miss out on important events or rewarding opportunities.
When hypnotherapy for public speaking is so effective, why miss out?
If you struggle with a phobia of public speaking you may be familiar with the following scenarios.
Our mind can have the most powerful effect on our reality. Fear distorts our world until we become completely detached from the situation. We move towards ‘worst case scenario’ thinking and all logic goes out of the window.
We can address these fears by working through the situation from other people’s point of view. What are they really thinking? Do your audience really want you to fail? We can lose our perspective on the results of ‘failure’. It may seem like the worst possible thing in the moment but gaining perspective on the event in the grand scheme of things and visualising success helps us feel calmer.
Another common behaviour of a mind under stress is to fixate on the negative. We focus on unpleasant physical sensations or negative past experiences, but what about the positive aspects? Have you imagined how good you’ll feel if it goes well? What joy could you bring to other people or how much might this improve your life? If you prepare well and address your fears, you can feel safe in the knowledge that you’re set up for success.
Hypnotherapy for Public Speaking Anxiety
Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective treatments for any phobia but especially for one like public speaking which revolves around issues such as confidence and social interaction. Although we may know in our conscious mind that the fear isn’t rational, our subconscious mind takes over and the associated physical symptoms make it even more difficult to speak clearly.
Hypnotherapy is the only treatment which directly addresses your subconscious and gets to the root of the fear. What’s causing the issue? Maybe a past experience, misinformation from other sources or some deeper instinct that hasn’t been addressed or dealt with. My powerful suggestion, visualisation and relaxation techniques help put you back in control. Replace fear and anxiety with positivity, confidence and wellbeing.
I can also teach you self-hypnosis techniques that can reinforce the changes and provide instant relief in the moment if you ever feel you need it. However, my advanced hypnotherapy treatment usually helps you achieve effective relief in very few sessions. Whatever your public speaking engagement is, please do get in touch to learn more about how I can help you find your confidence.