Glossophobia? You’re far from alone!
As |I update this page, in January 2022, we’re currently still living under the recommendation to ‘work from home’. If you suffer from the fear of public speaking then you’ll quite possibly be enjoying this time. There are no conferences, no large meetings at work and so there is very little to fear. However, perhaps you’re finding that you’re still being expected to present using zoom or teams. If this is the case then read on.
Even if public speaking is out of the question right now, it will return at some point. When that time does come you’ll be likely to find that the break has done you no favours whatsoever. As with my clients who suffer from social anxiety, I suspect you’ll find that the fear comes back with a vengeance. I’d therefore encourage you not to wait until the week before that first presentation before getting in touch. You could start working on it now.
Hypnotherapy for the fear of public speaking is a valid solution
I use hypnotherapy for the fear of public speaking in Reading, Oxford and elsewhere, suing Zoom. If you suffer from such a fear and are reading this, looking for solution, then perhaps the following scenario will strike you as familiar.
The alarm rings. You dozily flap your hand at the snooze button and then the realisation hits you. It’s presentation day! Glossophobia (the fear of public speaking) strikes! The adrenaline comes at you like a wave and you soon find yourself reacting in that same old pre-recorded manner.
Does that sound familiar? If so, what you’re doing is taking the perfectly normal experience of low level anxiety and talking it up into a mild case of panic. You’re taking a dose of adrenaline and imagining that your future is already mapped out, written up, pre-determined and very, very dark.
Humans are risk-averse. We’re far more wired to see the dangers than the opportunities. Today could go really well. You might wow the boss and find yourself with a pay rise or promotion.
Today could be the start of the rest of a bright and beautiful future. People will clap you on the back for the quality of your presentation. They’ll guffaw at your humour, love your wit and wish that they could present as smoothly as you just did.
That’s not what you’re thinking, though, is it? You’re focusing on imminent disaster. The adrenaline is flowing and it’s not that lovely adrenaline you experience on a favourite theme park ride or before your own wedding. You are, in fact, helping to create your own vision of doom and disaster through the immense power of your own imagination.
It needn’t be like that anymore. Hypnotherapy could help you to change all of this. If you are presently using your imagination in order to render failure more likely than it has to be, you could turn that around and use it for good.
I’ve used hypnotherapy for the fear of public speaking in Reading, Oxford, Wallingford and Thame to help people become more confident when delivering presentations and speeches. I could help you too.
I also offer hypnotherapy online for glossophobia, using vsee, zoom or whatsap. Please get in touch for more details as to how this works.
There’s a name for this process…
This negative use of your imagination is called ‘catastrophising’ and it really doesn’t need to happen. You could, instead, take that adrenaline and have it work for you, because the truth is that adrenaline is your friend. It’ll help you to perform so long as you don’t let it get out of hand.
It’s easier said than done, of course. That’s why you’re here – to find someone who could help you to deal with things differently, more effectively. Well, perhaps you’ve found him. Read on…
I could help you to transform your approach to such things. You could learn to observe that feeling and to like it. Hypnotherapy for public speaking could help you. You could learn to see adrenaline as a friend, an aid, a help. Your imagination could become your ally, instead of being an enemy.
Hypnotherapy in Reading, Wallingford, Thame, London and Oxford could help you to be in charge of that adrenaline and of your imagination, to harness and use them to your best advantage. If we didn’t have adrenaline then our performance would seem flat and uninspiring.
The fear of public speaking is the most common phobia of all
The phobia of public speaking is common. It comes under the heading of a ‘performance anxiety’. I have helped people with all forms of performance anxiety. Interviews? Exams? Sporting events? Stage performances? Sexual performance?
They’re all variations on a theme and I’ve used hypnotherapy in Reading, Oxford, Holborn, Thame and Wallingford to help people overcome them all. They all come down to a fear that we’re not good enough or that some disappointing experience in the past will be repeated.
Of course, the more we replay that previous ‘failure’ in our minds the more we expect it to recur. The more we expect it to recur the more likely it is to happen. The fear of failure in making a speech becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Well, I’m here to help you to put an end to that fear.
What is your fear costing you?
Many people come to me because they recognise that their tendency to avoid or delegate presentations to others is costing them dearly in terms of career progression. Just think what you could achieve if you stopped putting so many mental barriers in your own way. You could be thousands of pounds richer per year, further ahead in your career, more involved in social functions and happier all round. The only person stopping you, so often in life, is your own self doubt.
A presentation to make at work? A groom, father of the bride or Best Man’s speech to make and are terrified at the prospect of it? The fear of the presentation or speech may be costing you the prospect of a promotion or risks ruining the chances of enjoying a very special day.
Perhaps, when set against the prospect of further career progression, the cost of a few sessions of hypnotherapy doesn’t seem to great after all?!
Stop focusing on the threats of a poor presentation and focus your attention, your imagination, on what could happen if it all went swimmingly. The promotion, the increased opportunities at work, the bigger house, faster car, shinier laptop and so forth.
You’ll find using your imagination in this way a lot more fun. It’s also a more constructive use of your time. Our imaginations are very powerful things. At the moment you’re using it to create a self-fulfilling prophecy of doom. Use it to create an expectation of success. Hypnotherapy could help you, as plenty of people in Reading, London, Oxford, Wallingford and Thame have found.
The cost of not acting is too great!
The price is too high. Investing in your ability to make that speech or to give that presentation will see a sound return. You could make the presentation which will further your career or else make that wedding speech which will go down in the memories of others as being one of the all-time greats. Either way, it’s going to be worth a few hours of your time and money. Who knows when you’ll need this skill again? What you gain from hypnotherapy will remain with you for life.
I’ve used hypnotherapy for public speaking nerves in Reading, Oxford, Wallingford and Thame and have helped a good number of people to lose their fear of making a speech or giving a presentation. They’ve often reported at being amazed at how much calmer they felt than they’d expected.
You could learn to be this calm too!
They’d used hypnotherapy to rehearse the speech in their minds whilst practising the art of taking relaxed feelings from one situation and transferring it to another.
Best man’s speech? Father of the bride’s speech? Groom’s speech? Bride’s speech? Lecture? Business presentation? Church readings and more, I’ve used hypnotherapy to help people succeed in all of the above. You could be next!
They’d dealt with that feeling of being ‘not good enough’ and left it behind them. They’d also learned how to prepare and practise a speech without over-preparing or rehearsing.
You know what to do. Just get in touch!
I’ll be glad to talk with you.
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