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.”

Review by Mark

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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Susan Simpkin
Susan S.
Emetophobia - a fear of sickness or illness, It had a name and i never knew, but thanks to Richard it is now a name i don't associate with me and it is all down to the power of hypnosis .One session of just talking then 4 sessions of hypnosis and now i feel able to do things without having bad thoughts. Cannot thank Richard enough.I first saw Richard in March 2015 since then I have travelled abroad 6times(3 more to go ) something I wouldn't have thought possible especially as I travelled by coach, at the age of 65 a world of travel is something I really enjoy and as I have said before it's all down to Richard thanx againread more
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Val B.
My problem was weight loss and not having the motivation to do anything about it. I contacted Richard Hennessy and after one chat and one hypnosis session I was on my way. The actual hypnosis was nothing like I imagined. I thought I would go into a trance like in the movies!! I was totally aware of everything the whole time and at the end felt completely relaxed. Before hypnosis I would eat because it was meal time regardless of whether I was hungry, but after, I only eat when I am hungry and I can leave food on my plate instead of clearing it - a flashback to childhood days when you couldn't leave the table until your plate was clear. I had one more recording from Richard, because I couldn't get to another appointment, and don't feel I need anymore. If I feel as if I am slipping back into old ways I listen to the recording and feel fine again. Richard provides a recording of all sessions to take away with you so its not like he is pressuring you to going back again and again.I would fully recommend him to anyone. Thankyou Richard!!read more
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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.