Hypnotherapy could give you the confidence to make a great speech!
The fear of making Best Man speeches haven’t been a great source of clients of late. Covid 19 has put paid to weddings and perhaps this has led to some sighs of relief from those who were due to be standing up and making the most feared speech of all. However, restrictions are now (touch wood) coming to an end and tens of thousands of couples are once again daring to dream. If you’ve been asked to be the best man, your time in the spotlight could come really quite soon!
Making a best man’s speech must be one of the most terrifying ways of engaging in public speaking. I use hypnotherapy for best man speeches to help people with the fear on a regular basis. There are plenty of people watching you and most of them will be unknown. It’s the one wedding (hopefully) your friend will ever have and the pressure to make a truly great speech can feel overwhelming.
We’ve all been to weddings where there have been awesome speeches and we wondered if we could do as well. There were other weddings where we sat bored by a dreadfully flat speech and felt sorry for the poor man making it.
How is yours going to be?
Perhaps you’ve been heaving some signs of relief in recent months. Covid 19 has delayed many a wedding. However, the happy day will still come, sooner or later, and you’re going to have to make that speech. Perhaps now is a really good time to deal with the fear.
Leave it too late and even hypnotherapy will be unable to help you.
How do you feel right now when you close your eyes and imagine yourself up there, speaking to so many guests? Does merely imagining it send the shivers down your spine?
Is your speech going to be one of the dreadful ones? Will your nerves get the better of you? Will you stammer and stutter and forget your lines? Argh! They’ll all happen! It’ll be a disaster, a flop, a total and utter humiliation.
It’s amazing how powerful the mind can be when it decides to catastrophise. The worst case scenarios become so expected, so clearly visualised and imagined that the catastrophe risks becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy.
You could choose to let go of your catastrophising
I use hypnotherapy in Reading, Oxford, London, Wallingford and Thame to help people overcome all kinds of phobias. I’ve helped a good many people to overcome the fear of speaking in public. I’ve worked with lots of people for the specific fear of this form of public speaking. The last guy I worked with was a quivering wreck when I first met him. He emailed me, after the wedding, to tell me of how confident he’d felt whilst making his speech. You could learn to be that confident too.
I also offer hypnotherapy for best man speech anxiety online, using vsee, whatsapp, zoom. Please get in touch for details.
Welcome to glossophobia, the world’s most common phobia
The fear of public speaking is said to be the most widely held phobia in the world. Nobody wants to make a fool of themselves in public and public speaking, it seems, is feared as being the opportunity to do just that.
What’s worse, people believe that anxiety is the enemy of an effective, fun and enjoyable speech and so they become anxious at the first signs of adrenaline.
They begin to be anxious about anxiety, in fear of fear and so enter into the death spiral from which few can recover.
Hypnotherapy could help you to be confident in giving your best man’ speech. Hypnotherapy could help you to cope with the anxiety and to excel. Adrenaline is not your enemy, it’s your friend. Learn to embrace it and to welcome its ability to give your performance an edge.
If you’d like to let go of your fear and feel more confident in the delivery of your speech then simply give me a call. I’d be glad to help you. Others have managed it before you and you can manage it now.
Let’s work together to make that happen.
Adrenaline is your friend! How can we accept it as such?
The fight or flight response kicks into play when we’re faced with a situation which makes us nervous. We can learn to accept those nerves and embrace them or we can become anxious about anxiety, forgetting that adrenaline exists for one purpose only – to help us to perform better.
If only my public speaking clients had known that a touch of adrenaline is a good thing in such a situation. Without that adrenaline your speech really would be flat, dull and uninteresting. In this circumstance, adrenaline is your friend and is not to be feared.
Hypnotherapy could help you get rid of the dry mouth, racing heart, nausea and sweaty palms
Hypnotherapy is tailor made for those problems which arise as a result of anxiety. Hypnotherapy is excellent for performance anxieties of any kind. Sportsmen and women are regularly trained with creative and / or active visualisation and the same techniques are commonly used for hypnotherapy.
I offer hypnotherapy in Reading, Oxford, London, Wallingford and Thame and commonly see people for a variety of performance related anxieties. Best man speeches fall within this category and so I do believe that I could help you to tame those nerves in order that you could deliver that speech with calm confidence.
If you’ve been asked to be a Best Man and it’s only the speech which prevents you from enjoying the prospect then hypnotherapy could help you.
You can learn to tame and control the fight or flight response. You can learn to interpret adrenaline differently. You can rehearse your speech from a visual, emotional and sensory perspective. You can learn to access calm feelings from the past and utilise them in the future. I look forward to teaching you all these things and more.
I used to hate public speaking too. By using the techniques I’ll use with you, I turned myself into a confident and willing presenter. You can learn them and make the best man’s speech you’ve been dreaming of.
If you’d like to hear more of how hypnotherapy for Best Man speeches could help you, please feel free to get in touch. You could call me on 07786 123736 / 01183 280284 / 01865 600970 or 020 7193 9331, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply by using the contact form below.
However you choose to contact me, I look forward to hearing from you and to helping you feel more confident about making that speech. You can do it and I’ll be glad to help.