Does the thought of  public speaking scare you?

Dry mouth? Clammy hands? Palpatations? Mind gone blank? Jelly legs? Stuttering?

How many of these kind of symptoms have you been mentally planning to have when you speak in public?

That in itself could be the problem. You get more of what you plan for, you get better at the things you practise. Is it time to learn how to practise the solution rather than the problem?

Some of the places people struggle most with public speaking are:

  • Wedding speeches
  • Presentations at work
  • Job interviews

"After a few 1:1 sessions I found my confidence growing... I am now able to make presentations to major groups as well as facilitating partnership workshops with major clients.”

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The UK's number one phobia is the fear of public speaking, or so it is said. Having a fear of speaking in public can be debilitating. I have seen people whose careers have been put on hold because of their fear of public speaking.

For others they have been incapable of putting themselves in a position where there might be the possibility of having to talk to more than three people at a time.

Many of the people with public speaking anxiety cover up their fear or use ingenious methods to avoid situations where they might have to speak publicly. Some delegate the task, some don't apply for jobs where there may be the need to speak publicly while others feign illness to get out of it.

For the vast majority of these people, just like you, they never get to feel any better about their situation. If anything, most feel worse and less able to beat their fear as time passes.

This video very nicely illustrates what stage fright is all about. You might find that you have done some of the same things this guy has done. The great news is that it tackled and it IS possible to feel better - just like Joe in the video did.

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Liz Davis
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So, I'm sat in a bar at the other end of the country- on my OWN, food ordered and Rattlers cider going down nicely. I'll SLEEP well AGAIN tonight and be both RELAXED and at the same time EXCITED about the adventures ahead of me. 2weeks ago I cried at the thought of scaling a ladder; last week I climbed a playground ladder and descended by the slide; TODAY I went scrambling round and jumping off rocks coasteering!! All this I'd say is testament to Richards fantastic work which has helped find more of 'me'. I now say 'I can'!!. Thanks Rich. I'm recommending you to everyone I know! :-Dread more
Gabriella Lunt
Gabriella L.
I got in contact with Richard because I was struggling with confidence and anxiety around my placement as a student paramedic. I had previously been having CBT sessions, which were okay but not impactful enough for me. Whilst having an occupational health check, I was encouraged to try hypnosis, and a Google search later, I came across Richard. I was a little dubious at first, because I thought that I would not be able to go into trance and that it wouldn't work for me. But Richard had no doubt about the former. He talked me through all my questions and concerns and reassured me that if it wasn't for me, I would get my money back. He also highlighted to me that hypnosis is not a magic wand, it doesn't solve the problem for you; it gives you the tools to help you help yourself.Listening to Richard is like being immersed in honey; his words and the way he speaks makes you feel safe and calm. Being in a trance is like that period before you fall asleep. And it was so easy to get there. I was aware of everything at the time, but now I look back on it, I wouldn't remember the things that Richard was saying to me. If I wanted to move, I could have done, but I was so relaxed that I didn't even want to move my hand to scratch my nose. After every trance, I awoke feeling absolutely amazing and so good about myself. I don't feel like hypnosis particularly helped me when I think about it. However, it must have done, because I have since become a qualified paramedic. My mentor said that the change in my behaviour and confidence was profound. Maybe my conscious mind is unaware of the changes in my subconscious and that's why I don't feel different? I don't know how this stuff works, but I suppose it did! So, thank you Richard, you've helped me open the door to my brand new career.The only reason why Richard doesn't get 5 stars is because he forgot about one of our appointments and turned up 15minutes late, and I wasn't emailed a copy of our second recording session and was therefore unable to listen to it in my free time.read more

Hypnotherapy Could Be The Answer To Your Public Speaking Nerves

Talk into the microphoneYou have been practising feeling bad or lacking in confidence about public speaking. But just imagine for a moment if you had spent that same amount of time imagining your success. How good at public speaking would you be if you had rehearsed over and over again being successful? You almost certainly wouldn't be reading this page right now if you had.

A fear of public speaking is usually made up of several components. These vary between individuals but many people with a fear of public speaking have a combination of these factors to some degree:

  •  Looking forward with dread
  • An internal voice that pours doubt on your ability
  • Previous attempts at public speaking that did not go as you wish they had

Hypnotherapy can help you address these points and more.

The process of using hypnotherapy to reduce anxiety around public speaking is very natural, easy and safe. As a result of working with Focused Hypnosis you will have a much better chance of delivering the talk or speech in a calm, professional and competent manner.

What else could you do to increase your public speaking confidence?

Once you have tackled your phobia of public speaking through the power of hypnotherapy you could then work on developing your skills. Beating your phobia is a great first step but through further practice and training you could go from being a happier public speaker to being a great public speaker!

You might consider public speaking lessons or joining public speaking groups. These could all help you to further develop your ability once the phobia has been beaten.

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