75% of people experience feelings ranging between mild resistance and full-blown terror at the thought of public speaking.
Chances are, you’ve heard a few people expressing their overwhelming fear of public speaking. In fact, more people fear public speaking – by a pretty sizeable amount.
A 1973 study, found that 41% of adults surveyed were afraid of public speaking, compared to the 19% who said they feared death.
These statistics were again reiterated in a 2000 Gallup Poll, where 40% of those polled expressed an immense fear of public speaking. According to this specific poll, public speaking was the second most common fear among participants, falling behind the fear of snakes.
The Fear of Public Speaking
Glossophobia (speech anxiety) is the fear of public speaking. Whether it’s presenting a PowerPoint to a handful of colleagues or speaking to hundreds of people, the thought of public speaking causes overwhelming anxiety in many people. The fear of public speaking can manifest in many forms ranging from breaking out into a cold sweat to enduring sleepless nights leading up to the presentation.
In short, fear of public speaking resides deep within our subconscious mind. Essentially, our subconscious mind is the warehouse where we store our vast collection of desires, beliefs, and memories. Without even realising it, we can develop strong opinions on how we feel about various things in life – to include public speaking and our confidence in our public speaking abilities. The challenge lies in untangling these thoughts and replacing them with new, more helpful information.
Why is Public Speaking So Difficult?
We talk to people every day. We talk to our family, our friends, and our colleagues. Many of us even strike up the occasional conversation with a random stranger in the checkout line. However, place most of us in front of an audience, whether it’s a dozen or a thousand, and we freeze up.
During hypnotherapy, our minds become much more receptive to new information. We listen to suggestions and we file them away in the subconscious, and they are more likely to stick. Public Speaking Hypnotherapy works with the unconscious mind to quickly and efficiently determine the root cause of your fear. Designed to change how you think, hypnotherapy will identify any memories held in your mind that are causing you to experience feelings of panic, anxiety, and fear about speaking in public.
With the assistance of your hypnotherapist, you will process your memories to prevent them from triggering fear in the future. Together, you learn to identify anxiety patterns and triggers, as well as learn key skills to help you respond differently in the future.
I can help you to regain control and overcome your fear of public speaking so you can enjoy the experience talking calmly, naturally and confidently.
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