The process and act of speaking or giving a lecture to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain a listening audience. Public Speaking
Just the thought of public speaking can cause fear and sometimes anxiety in some of us. Many people have a fear of talking in public or making a presentation. Whether it is making a wedding speech, in front of a group of people or making a presentation at work, many of us experience fearful symptoms which can prevent speaking clearly and communicating effectively.
Some people suffer mildly with only a few symptoms, whilst others may suffer anxiety and more symptoms such as:
- inability to speak
- shortness of breath
- shaky voice
- rapid breathing
- mental blocks
- tight chest
- feeling nervous
- feeling embarrassed
Where is the fear of public speaking from?
There are a variety of of reasons why individuals suffer from fear of public speaking, such as:
- lack of confidence/self-esteem
- fear about making a mistake, saying the wrong thing or falling over
- fear of being the centre of attention
- being in an unfamiliar situation
- fear of being laughed at
- fear of forgetting what to say
- fear of being judged.
Treatment for fear of public speaking
Hypnosis has been found to be extremely successful for those suffering with a fear of public speaking. It can build confidence levels and allow you to remain calm and relaxed, while developing new positive ways of thinking and feeling. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy aims to seek out the root cause of the anxiety by accessing the part of your mind that is triggering the fear and help you to change how it responds.
If you are due to speak in public and want to feel more confident then a hypnotherapy session for Public speaking could be the thing for you.