Just the words “public speaking” can cause instant terror in some people, as it did me many years ago! In fact, many people have a very real fear of talking in public, and some research suggests it’s one of the most common fears in the UK. Whether it’s making a speech at a wedding, giving a professional presentation or speaking in front of a small number of people, public speaking can cause our body to shake, our mind to go blank and our stomach to feel physically sick. Everything in our mind may be saying “run away now”, but public speaking requires us to deliver our speech fluently in spite of all these thoughts and feelings – which often seems impossible.
How Can Hypnotherapy Help With 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.