Comfortable Public Speaking with Hypnosis
was a survey that
asked people which they were more afraid of, Death, or public speaking.
Amazingly, more people were afraid of public speaking than death. Does
this mean that those people would prefer to die than to communicate
their ideas to other people publicly? Of course it doesn't mean that,
what it means is that to those people, thinking of death is not scary,
but thinking of getting up in front of a crowd of people is
even thinking of public speaking generates anxiety and discomfort, it
can have a major impact on people's lives and careers. Some people
cannot even enjoy their own wedding day because they are so terrified
of having to make a speech, they may even self medicate with alcohol to
get through it.
usually happens is that there is a root cause to the fear of public
speaking, it is usually due to a significant emotional event from
earlier in life, and it was usually due to public humiliation or
embarrassment. This was a highly traumatic event for the person at the
time. At times of high emotion, the experience gets imprinted into our
neurology at a very deep level. This is the case for any trauma. Once
the experience has been imprinted, any event which the subconscious
deems to be similar to the sensitising event brings up the same
emotions, and no amount of will power can prevent it, because it's at a
deeper level than will power. The "feel the fear and do it anyway"
method can work if the person is able to gradually become calmer and
calmer after numerous repetitions of public speaking, but there are
frequent reports of people who perform publicly for a living who go
through anxiety before each and every performance.
can hypnotherapy help? Most people are aware consciously of the first
significant emotional event that started off the fear of public
speaking. Some traumas are so extreme that the subconscious mind
represses it, which means it locks away the experience as if it never
existed, and the repressed memory is there with an emotional charge
which can manifest in many ways. However, the public speaking
significant emotional experience is usually conscious. Having the first
event means that we can unlink the memory of the event from the
emotional charge in that event. This is possible in hypnosis, because
in hypnosis you have much more access to your subconscious
which is responsible for storing your memories and emotions from the
past. Preserving the experience and learning from the first significant
emotional event that caused the public speaking anxiety, and releasing
the emotion means that we can discharge the emotion from all the
subsequent similar events.
is also useful to find out the strategy of how the person generates the
anxiety, for example people imagine big scary pictures of millions of
hostile faces and sounds of boos and cat calls. Of course that
generates an unpleasant feeling. If you have a picture of talking to
one or two friends in a relaxed setting, the qualities of that picture
and the sounds associated with imagining being with a couple of friends
tend to be calming and relaxing. This means transferring the qualities
of that thought pattern to the thought pattern of imagining public
speaking can have a dramatic impact.
bad news is that you still have to prepare the material for the public
speaking event! The good news is that it will be much more comfortable.
Everyone has a little bit of tension just before public speaking, but
this is good, because you want your mind and body in a state of high
readiness and peak performance.
you would like an explanatory brochure, or a free
consultation, please phone
Daniel Madden ADHP MICHP BE
Phone: 085 - 1318344