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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Fi H.
Fi H.
When my husband was training to become a hypnotherapist all those years ago he used me as his number one practice subject. I found it all very... relaxing. However the most profound thing that Rich helped me with was my abject fear of the dentist and needles in general. Within about 2 sessions I had completely over come this fear and was able to go to the dentist happily and any time I had an injection was a complete breeze.read more
Valerie B.
Valerie B.
During lockdown (Covid 19) I barely used my car. When restrictions were eased I travelled to see friends using the motorway which had suddenly become... a very frightening, stressful place for me. Everything seemed so busy with lorries thundering past and I had a complete panic attack whilst on there. I really thought I would never be able to travel on there ever again which limited travel for holidays and social events.I spoke with Richard at length both on the telephone initially and then face to face at the first consultation. He listened carefully to everything I said and was so reassuring.At the first session I was a bit nervous but he soon relaxed me and I listened to his voice, unaware that I was actually in a trance - it didn't feel like I had lost control or anything - it was just like listening to music and relaxing. During the following session he made things personal to me and had clearly spent a lot of time tailoring the session.He gave me useful techniques to practice in between sessions and then it was time to put it all into practice. I did it!! I went on the motorway for one junction and back again. I was calm and in control. I then progressed over a few days to travelling further and overtaking the lorries I had been so freaked about before. I was absolutely buzzing and I cried with relief as I can now get on with my life and visit friends.Richard has taught me how to iron out the daily stressed of my life as well as the issues I was having on the motorway. He has changed my life and I can't thank him enough for it. I went into hypnotherapy with an open mind and I came out a calmer, happier person.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.