How hypnotherapy can help with a fear of speaking in public*
If the thought of speaking in front of an audience causes extreme anxiety, you’re certainly not alone. This is one of the most common phobias and the term ‘glossophobia’, derived from the Greek word ‘glossa’ meaning ‘tongue’ and ‘phobos’ meaning ‘fear’, describes the feeling of being tongue-tied when faced with speaking in front of others. Hypnotherapy can help to overcome your fear of public speaking by tracing the origins of the phobic reaction and replacing negative thoughts with new coping mechanisms.*
Most of us would admit to being nervous when preparing to give a speech or to deliver a presentation, but an intense fear of public speaking is far more than this.
The ‘fight or flight’ response, which is the body’s reaction to a perceived danger, increases adrenaline and results in not only emotional discomfort, but is also responsible for physical symptoms such as excessive perspiration, trembling, a raised heartbeat and feelings of nausea. Hypnotherapy can be very effective in dealing with the psychological issues which cause these self-limiting and unhealthy repercussions.*
A public speaking phobia can also be a heightened response to negative reactions, with a fear of being judged or criticised for what you have to say. This can also be related to a social phobia, where even on a one-to-one basis you are afraid to get your words out as you’re overly concerned that you will say the wrong thing. This can have roots in past experiences where you’ve regretted speaking up in front of your peers in the classroom, or have been chastised by parents for interrupting a conversation. This feeling of embarrassment can remain buried deeply within the non-conscious mind, while consciously it has long been forgotten.
During the hypnosis sessions with Jonathan at the Conway Practice, the pathways to your subconscious mind will be more receptive to positive suggestion.* You may well be able to recall incidents in the past which have been responsible for triggering your phobic reactions, which the conscious mind has blocked over time. Hypnotherapy can help to manage your phobia by increasing your confidence and self-worth, enabling you to deliver your speech or ideas freely and without fear.*
For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855 027
Help for a fear of public speaking with hypnotherapy in Brighton*
What causes your anxiety at the thought of talking in front of an audience? Is it an overwhelming concern you will say the wrong thing or that you will forget your words? The number of people you are addressing is irrelevant and even a one-to-one presentation can trigger stress. At the Conway Practice in Brighton your fear of public speaking can be overcome with hypnotherapy, by enabling you to recognise the subconscious prompts which trigger the fight or flight response.
There is a marked difference between excitement and fear. Raised adrenalin can without doubt be positive by motivating you to rise to the challenge, much as an athlete would experience before competing. Fear however, has the opposite affect and can be paralysing, with not only emotional consequences but also manifesting as unpleasant physical symptoms. An increased heart beat, nausea, tremors and sweating are common when faced with speaking in a situation where you are out of your comfort zone. With the help of hypnosis, calming methods can be introduced to reduce your stress levels, ensuring you are firmly back in control.*
A fear of Public Speaking is one of the most reported phobias and often has its origin in previous incidents which have left a negative imprint on the sub-conscious mind. This may be traced back as far as childhood, if early upbringing or education followed the discipline that children should remain silent unless spoken to. Being rebuked for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, can leave a lasting negative impression. Shyness in front of strangers can then develop as a fear of criticism and of being judged when communicating with others, even in social situations.
Being afraid to present your ideas with confidence affects all areas of life, including interviews and business meetings, or social gatherings where you are required to give a speech. Avoiding these results in missed opportunities and professional progression. During sessions in hypnosis, Jonathan will help you to recognise your full potential and self-worth, with the realisation that what you have to say has value and can be delivered with confidence.*
Call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027 to find out more.
Help with hypnotherapy in Brighton to overcome a fear of public speaking*
You may have the assumption that a fear of public speaking is only relevant when faced with a large audience. In fact for anyone with this speech phobia it can be triggered whenever they are required to speak in front of others in a situation where they feel out of their comfort zone. Hypnotherapy in Brighton at the Conway Practice can help to manage this fear by identifying the origin of the phobia.*
If you are experiencing extreme anxiety which is self-limiting, during hypnosis Jonathan Conway will help you to address the reasons why you are finding public speaking both emotionally and physiologically challenging.* While your conscious mind is relaxed and more receptive to positive resolution you may well be able to recall the first incident when you were speaking and became overwhelmed with negative thoughts. This may have been something relatively insignificant, such as coughing or stumbling briefly over your words. The subconscious mind then records this memory, triggering the feeling that this will occur again.
Frequently the speech anxiety is due to a fear of being judged on what you have to say and how you are presenting this. A lack of self-belief can be the result of criticism in the classroom, or of being compared with more confident siblings. Unless dealt with, opportunities and promotion in your professional life may be inhibited, if interviews and putting forward ideas and proposals become something you either do your best to avoid or endure the best you can.
So what are you most afraid of? Are you overly concerned that so much depends on your delivery being understood and approved, or that you will ruin a celebratory occasion if your speech doesn’t go to plan. Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove can help you to visualise yourself as relaxed and confident, focusing on what you have to say instead of what your audience are thinking.* Controlled breathing exercises will assist in lowering an increased heart beat and reducing physical tension.
Contrary to belief, anyone listening to you is unlikely to be aware of your fear. ‘Stage fright’ for example is common within the performing arts, but the audience may well be completely oblivious to your distress. By introducing new coping-mechanisms you will appreciate how negative self-statements can be replaced with pro-active and positive beliefs. Public speaking in whatever form, will then become non-threatening with a new perspective and the ability to greatly improve your communication skills without a fear of failure.* For more information or to book an appointment call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027
How hypnotherapy in Harley Street can help with public speaking*
A fear of public speaking is believed to one of the most common phobias. At the Conway Practice in Harley Street, the reason behind the anxiety can be identified with the help of hypnotherapy.* While you are in the deeply relaxed state of hypnosis, Jonathan will discuss any negative thinking and why you may be focusing more on failure than achievement.*
These negative thoughts may have become an automatic response to a challenging situation, speaking in front of an audience perhaps where you are putting yourself under the spotlight and afraid of being judged. An audience by no means has to be a large group of people, as speech anxiety can be experienced when faced with talking to anyone where you feel out of your comfort zone. Social gatherings may be stressful if you are worried that you’ll say the wrong thing, making it difficult to interact comfortably with others.
Jonathan Conway will help you to re-trace your past experiences to find the key to your fears. Hypnotherapy in Harley Street enables the memories stored within the subconscious to be reconstructed, recreating past events which may have been long forgotten on a conscious level.* A fear of speaking in public may well be due to a seemingly insignificant incident which has left a profound and lasting affect on your confidence and self-esteem. You may have felt under scrutiny in the classroom and dreaded being asked to read aloud or to present your course work in front of your classmates, or stumbled over your words in an important interview.
A speech anxiety is beyond simply being shy and is often debilitating, with physical symptoms such as panic attacks, nausea and an increased heart rate as a result of the raised adrenalin and the ‘fight, flight or freeze’ mode. Relaxed breathing strategies and calming methods can greatly reduce stress levels, ensuring you are calm and comfortable before you start to speak.* Negative self-talk can be replaced with positive thinking exercises, giving you the confidence to face situations where your voice needs to be heard, without fear.*
For more information about the hypnotherapy services available in Harley Street call Jonathan Conway on 07956 855027
Conquer a Fear of Public Speaking with Hypnotherapy in Highgate*
Most people would say they have some sort of phobia and may be able to easily avoid putting themselves in a situation which would cause anxiety. However, when a phobic reaction affects the daily enjoyment of life this can become extremely stressful. One of the most common types of phobias is the fear of public speaking and contrary to wide opinion, this doesn’t necessarily relate only to speaking in front of an audience or a large group of people. Help to overcome this distress is available with hypnotherapy in Highgate at the Conway Practice, where the underlying cause can be established and negative thoughts replaced with positivity.*
You may find that you become anxious simply at the very thought of joining in with a conversation where you feel out of your comfort zone. This can be a form of a social phobia where you are afraid of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time and will embarrass yourself. Negative thought patterns may well have formed over a long period of time, with early life influences and past experiences now stored deeply in the sub-conscious. Classrooms are a prime example of environments where being pressured to speak in front of your peers can trigger a negative reaction remaining as a core belief that you are under threat from criticism.
Hypnotherapy in Highgate, North London can greatly improve your interview and presentation techniques, relieving the discomfort of physical reactions to fear, such as perspiring and palpitations or feelings of nausea.
During hypnosis the mind is far more receptive to positive suggestion and guided by Jonathan you will begin to readdress misbeliefs with positive affirmations. Perhaps negative self-talk has led you to believe that you will be judged badly on what you have to say and previous troubling incidents will continue when faced with a similar situation. This mindset can be changed with the help of hypnotherapy by focusing on an improved self image and increased motivation.
For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 0203 283 8139
Managing a Fear of Public Speaking with Hypnotherapy*
If speaking in public causes anxiety you are not alone and this is considered to be one of the most common phobias. Help with public speaking in Brighton through hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will identify the deeper reasons behind the extreme discomfort felt.* A state of panic may occur at the mere thought of addressing an audience. This performance anxiety can be triggered when under pressure to deliver in an environment where you feel out of your comfort zone, even if you are called to present to a small number of people, or in a one-to-one situation.
Hypnotherapy will allow your subconscious to trace the origins of your fear, while your mind is more receptive and open to positive suggestion.* Perhaps without conscious recall, an incident in the past is now limiting your confidence with the belief that it will reoccur each time you are the focus of attention with others judging every word you say. The root cause may be an ingrained memory of something as simple as coughing in the middle of your speech, or your mind going blank during a presentation.
This fear of public speaking is often self-limiting, with a negative affect on both professional and personal life, resulting in the avoidance where possible of all situations where you are called upon to verbally share your thoughts and ideas with others. During hypnosis, Jonathan will help to reprogramme any negative misbeliefs that you are facing a hostile audience, allowing a positive visualisation of yourself as relaxed and completely in control.*
There are certain circumstances which can’t be avoided without affecting progress in your career, or enjoyment of social gatherings. Hypnotherapy can enable you to overcome the anxiety of giving a wedding speech or of delivering a presentation during an interview. Relaxation and calming methods absorbed while under hypnosis will allow fear to be transformed into a feeling of greater confidence and self-worth.* This new found positivity can be a great motivator with the potential to open the way to opportunities where your fear of public speaking has held you back in the past.*
To find out more call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425 or 07956 855027
How to Increase Confidence in Public Speaking with Hypnotherapy*
If the thought of giving a speech or a presentation fills you with dread, you will probably be well aware of the terms ‘words drying up’ and ‘tongue-tied’. These are physical reactions to an emotional source and can cause distress and extreme discomfort. A fear of public speaking is one of the most common phobias and often has complex origins which need to be identified. Hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice can help to uncover the reason for your fear which may be buried deep within your subconscious.* While the mind is more open and relaxed during hypnosis, it becomes easier to recognise and freely express the feelings which trigger a negative reaction.*
It might be surprising that the fear may not be directly related to speaking in public, but more closely connected to a form of social anxiety and being afraid of facing a group of people. Most people who become anxious at the thought of being the centre of attention do so whether they are required to speak or not, but speaking in front of others is likely to greatly increase the feeling of vulnerability.
This phobia can be extremely self-limiting, affecting not only social interaction and personal relationships, but also restricting career prospects. The root of these fears may trace back to a specific incident or general environment in the past where you were made to feel inadequate within your peers or in comparison to your siblings.
The fear of being judged by others can feel like a threat that you must escape from and avoid at all costs, experiencing an overwhelming ‘flight or fight’ adrenalin surge. During the hypnotherapy sessions, Jonathan will help you to increase your self-confidence and create a positive mind-set in handling stress.* You will appreciate how you can change your relationship to fear, with improved self-belief and mental focus, enabling you to visualise success instead of failure.*
For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425.
Overcoming a Fear of Speaking in Public with Hypnotherapy*
What are you most afraid of when faced with speaking in front of others? A speech anxiety is an extremely common phobia and can have a variety of origins. Hypnotherapy can help with your fear of public speaking by identifying the negative beliefs that are creating your anxious state of mind, enabling you to overcome your fears using powerful relaxation and visualisation techniques.*
A fear of speaking in public may be misleading as for some, anxiety can be triggered when they are in a one-to-one situation such as an interview or a professional presentation. There is often the concern that the wrong thing will be said and they will be unable to get their point across or will fail to respond to any questions that may be asked and if much depends on communicating well, the pressure will be even greater. This fear can often be traced back to incidents in the past which have been retained deep in the sub-conscious mind. Being ridiculed by peers or chastised by teachers for being unable to answer questions in the classroom, or reproached by parents for speaking at the wrong time can all contribute to a long-term speech anxiety.
You may feel overly self-conscious that your audience will notice you are feeling nervous, which is only likely to increase your fear of failure. During sessions in hypnosis at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will help you to unlearn this negative behaviour and to understand that no one will think any less of you if your presentation isn’t flawless.* Being anxious before giving a wedding or other celebratory speech is often due to not wanting to let yourself or anyone else down on a very special day, especially those who mean a great deal to you.
The affects of stress and anxiety can be felt as unpleasant physical symptoms, including a raised heartbeat, shallow breathing and a dry mouth. Jonathan will show you how to breath comfortably, relaxing your voice into a rhythm that will allow you to speak more clearly and calmly.* Hypnotherapy can help you to channel your nervous energy into positive energy, improving your speaking and communication skills in both your personal and professional life.* For more information please call Jonathan Conway on 01273 540425.
Getting over a Fear of Public Speaking with Hypnotherapy*
If you are one of the many feeling insecure and anxious when faced with speaking in unfamiliar surroundings or in front of strangers, you may do everything to avoid this. You’re no doubt very aware however that avoidance isn’t always an option, causing even more stress if you feel there’s no escape. Hypnotherapy can help to overcome a fear of public speaking by uncovering the negative responses held within the subconscious mind.*
Speech anxiety can be felt in many forms and isn’t limited to speaking in front of a large audience. Many become anxious at the prospect of presenting to colleagues in the work place or during an interview where they feel at risk of being judged. Performance anxiety is common and easily recognised as stage fright when the adrenalin levels are raised and experienced as fear rather than excitement. For anyone with the responsibility of giving a wedding speech, a fear of speaking in public can spoil the enjoyment of the occasion. This extreme anxiety can be experienced in the physical form, with an increased heart beat, a dry mouth and feelings of nausea.
These deeply held beliefs and fears may have taken root over a long period of time, often resulting from a distant memory of an unsettling experience when speaking in front of others. The subconscious mind is programmed to believe that this negative incident will reoccur in similar circumstances. During the sessions of hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will guide you through relaxation techniques and focusing exercises while your mind is more receptive to positive suggestion.* Hypnosis can help to boost your self-esteem and to discard feelings of self-doubt, leaving you more confident and with a greater appreciation of your abilities, both socially and professionally.*
For more information about how hypnotherapy can help you overcome your fear of public speaking please call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425
Overcome a Fear of Speaking in Public with Hypnotherapy*
You may have the pre-conception that a fear of public speaking is only confined to communicating with a large audience. In fact this can be a common anxiety even in a one-to-one situation such as an interview or presenting to a higher level of authority in the work place. This fear of public speaking is considered to be one of the most common phobias, but help to overcome this is available with hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice.*
During sessions in hypnosis combined with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Jonathan will talk through your fears and identify the root cause of your speech anxiety.* In the past you might have had an unsettling experience when speaking in front of others which has remained deep in your sub-conscious, resurfacing when you find yourself in similar situations. You may now be afraid that whatever you say will be judged and adversely affect how people think of you. This can severely limit progression in a career if you find presentations and interviews difficult to handle calmly and with confidence.
Although you may frequently do everything you can to resist being in the role of the speaker, you will no doubt have found that at times this may be unavoidable. For anyone who fears speaking in public, holding the responsibility of giving a speech at a wedding reception or other social gathering can spoil the enjoyment of the celebration. Hypnotherapy will enable you to manage your stress and focus on your audience rather than your own negative thoughts.* Jonathan will talk you through relaxation, deep breathing and coping techniques which will make you feel more comfortable before your begin to speak.* These are powerful tools in reducing anxiety and limiting the associated physical reactions.*
Hypnotherapy and NLP can help you to visualise yourself as a competent speaker who is able to captivate and hold the full attention of the audience.* Giving a presentation can then become a pleasant experience instead of something you dread.*
For more information about how Hypnotherapy could help you overcome a fear of speaking in public or any other phobia please give Jonathan Conway a call on 01273 540425