A 1973 study found that many people rank public speaking among their top fears. Also known as glossophobia, the fear of public speaking affects up to three out of four people occasionally. For some of them, they may feel a little nervous before getting up to give a big speech. For others, their anxiety may be severe enough to keep them from speaking at all. If you are struggling from a fear of public speaking, hypnotherapy can give you the confidence you need to take command of any room and any scenario.
Dealing with the Fear of Public Speaking
Most of us have felt that notorious “butterflies in the stomach” sensation before making a presentation. We worry about what others will think of us, fear making a mistake, or fear our preparation has been inadequate. Those with severe fears about public speaking may also suffer from anxiety disorders, such as social anxiety disorder. However, a fear of public speaking can occur independently of anxiety disorders, and their fears often begin in childhood or early adulthood.
Public speaking anxiety or phobia is often linked to a variety of issues, including environmental, psychosocial, and biological factors. If you have previously had a negative experience with public speaking, you might be more likely to develop public speaking anxiety or a phobia later in life.
Symptoms can include:
- Dry mouth
- Tension or shakiness
- Anxiety and panic
Self-hypnosis for public speaking anxiety can help you manage not just your symptoms but also address the root cause of your speaking anxiety. Rather than avoiding giving speeches or stumbling through them with sweaty palms, you will feel cool, calm, and confident as you present your material and engage your listeners.
Hypnotherapy for Fear of Public Speaking
During hypnosis to overcome the fear of public speaking, you relax deeply and focus intently. Your conscious mind quiets, and your subconscious mind becomes more receptive to new ideas. Our hypnotherapist uses powerful suggestions that are designed to help you manage your anxiety and overcome your fear. With self-hypnosis for public speaking anxiety, you can learn to stand tall and feel confident whether you are speaking in front of a few friends or a large crowd.
If your fear is keeping you silent in groups or holding you back in jobs, you already know that you need to make a change. Willpower alone might not be enough to overcome the anxiety. This is not about “mind over matter” but about changing the way you approach public speaking on a subconscious level. Even though you do not consciously fear other people or their judgment, your body still responds to public speaking events as threats. You freeze as your body’s fight or flight response activates. If you are ready to accomplish more in your personal or professional life, then it is time to try hypnosis to overcome the fear of public speaking.
Your subconscious mind works to keep you safe, but its efforts can be counterproductive and self-perpetuating when it comes to the fear of public speaking. Your worries start to spiral out of control. Over time, your mindset becomes increasingly negative. Eventually, you no longer even attempt to speak. Hypnotherapy for fear of public speaking works by unraveling the patterns behind the negative mindset, relaxing the anxiety, and promoting a healthier self-confidence.
During hypnotherapy for fear of public speaking, our hypnotherapist may use a variety of techniques designed to help:
- Calm your fight or flight response
- Quiet unhelpful thinking patterns
- Mentally rehearse your speech
- Visualize positive experiences
Whether you want to become more confident in front of a group of friends, colleagues, or an entire audience of people, self-hypnosis for public speaking anxiety can help you do it. If you are ready to learn more, visit Renewed Edge Hypnotherapy Centre today and schedule your hypnotherapy consultation with our certified hypnotherapist.