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 How Hypnotherapy can help your fears of public speaking

Public speaking, giving presentations or just speaking up in a meeting can be terrifying for some of us. Just thinking about it can start people worrying. So what is it that is so frightening about getting up and speaking to a room full of people?

public speaking hypnosisIf you are scared of speaking in public then you are not alone. It is one of the most common fears and phobias we have.  The problem is that when we are afraid our bodies go into ‘fight or flight’ response – and fear is what a lot of people feel at the thought of speaking in public.  The means our body responds by going into attack mode. Our heart rate rises and we are hyper aware and our rational mind is disengaged. In this state we are unlikely to be able to perform at our best.

Just some of the symptoms we can experience when we have to speaking in public are:

  • Sweating
  • Heart beating faster
  • Dry throat
  • Shaking
  • Blushing
  • Mental block
  • Trembling voice

Why is speaking in public so scary?

When you get up in front of a group of people – it could be 3 or 4 or a hundred – you are putting yourself in a vulnerable position. Everyone is looking at you waiting for you to speak and you don’t necessarily know what they are expecting from you. So unless you are one of those people who thrives on being the centre of attention then it is bound to be frightening if you are not used to it.

fear public speaking clevedonThere can be a number of reasons why we feel afraid of getting up and speaking in public.

  • Fear of going blank, stuttering or looking a fool
  • Low self-esteem or confidence
  • Fear of being judged
  • Fear of being the centre of attention

How Hypnotherapy can help

Hypnotherapy can help with fear of public speaking by teaching the speaker ways to neutralise our fight or flight response by relaxation. If we are relaxed then we cannot feel afraid. The therapist will also help you with confidence building so you feel you can talk in public.  You will also learn ways of dealing with side effects such as sweating or blushing if they occur as your hypnotherapist will help you to be less anxious.

If you would like to deal with your fear of public speaking please phone me on 0770 235 2363 for an informal chat and for more information on how hypnotherapy can help you. I am based in the Clevedon area and also offer some home visits. I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours on working days.

*Disclaimer.  Results cannot be guaranteed as this is a therapy and each person is unique. All I can promise is that I will do my best to help you.

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