Public speaking Hypnotherapy, the thought of having to get up in front of people and making a speech is enough to make most people panic. Having a fear of public speaking is very common – and it’s becoming even more prevalent.
Because of the way we live today, we are less likely to find ourselves in public situations. Most of our free time is spent in the comfort of our own homes or online.
At work, more people are making use of email, media and conference calls, so there is rarely a need to speak in front of a group of people. This all means that when we do need to talk in public understandably, we can become anxious. For some people, public speaking anxiety develops into a phobia – known as glossophobia.
Glossophobia – fear of public speaking -Public speaking Hypnotherapy
Public speaking Hypnotherapy – Glossophobia is social anxiety and social phobia. When someone is speaking publicly, the audience will be paying attention to them and listening to what they have to say. Glossophobia comes from a fear of being judged, which can be caused when lots of people are paying attention to someone then add this to doubts over their own ability to deliver, and it can feel overwhelming.
These feelings will be reinforced when they make mistakes. Even if they only make one small mistake when speaking, their minds tend to focus in on this, justifying their fears.
Symptoms of glossophobia can include:
- avoiding situations where you may be required to speak in front of an audience
- feelings of anxiety when asked to speak publicly
- increased heart rate/palpitations
- dry mouth.
- (all of these symptoms are known as the fight or flight response in Psychology)
Experiencing a little nervousness when someone is asked to speak in public is normal. If their anxiety overwhelms them, however and holds them back from what they want to do in life, then I can help.
It’s important to note that a fear of public speaking isn’t just making speeches in front of a crowd. Those with glossophobia may avoid several social situations, such as asking for directions, attending job interviews and speaking to shop assistants. Therefore it is a phobia that can affect day-to-day life.
How can hypnotherapy help?
As with most phobias, glossophobia isn’t something that is controlled consciously. People may tell them to relax, but usually, this does little to help them manage their symptoms. This is because the symptoms they experience stem from their subconscious.
Hypnotherapy works with the subconscious to eliminate the root of anxiety.
I will use suggestion and visualisation techniques to instil positive thinking within the mind, boost confidence and reduce anxiety. I will help my client feel calm and collected when they are required to speak in public.
How hypnotherapy for public speaking works
Hypnotherapy is essentially a state of deep relaxation. When I induce a person into this state, their subconscious becomes more receptive. This means I can communicate with this part of their mind to uncover the root causes of their behaviour and influence thinking patterns.
Even if they don’t know why they have a fear of public speaking, hypnotherapy can help. Once they are in a deeply relaxed state, I can talk to their subconscious and help to rid them of the situation or event that triggered their glossophobia. Much of the time, the fact is seemingly insignificant and may never be known to them, but over time it grows in their mind to become something they no longer control.
Once the root cause is eliminated, I will use suggestive language to change the route of their thoughts. The aim here is to promote positive thinking and a sense of calm when they are faced with public speaking, instead of the previous flood of anxiety.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Public speaking Hypnotherapy is a type of therapy that uses hypnosis, which is an altered state of consciousness. At no time during the session, are you in a trance. You are aware of your surroundings. I guide you into a very relaxed state of mind.
So that you can experience what it is like to be in the state of Hypnosis, I have included a free sample click here
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