Hypnosis for fear of public speaking is one of the most effective treatments. If you are afraid of speaking in public, do not worry. You are not alone. In fact, some reports say that about 40% of people are experiencing fear of speaking in public. Here’s a fun fact, a study done in 1973 once found that people seem to be more afraid of public speaking than death. In this study, while about 41% of people are afraid of public speaking, only about 19% stated that they were afraid of death. Another report stated that public speaking is among the top fears of most people, second only to fear of snakes. However, almost everyone will have to make a public presentation at some point in life. If you are really serious about making some career and business advancements, public speaking is a critical skill. We will state some reasons why people are afraid of public speaking and why they should do something about it.
Why people fear public speaking:
So many people have a fear of public speaking. Public speaking is so hard for many because humans, in one way or another, want the approval of others. We need to feel appreciated by others, and many people may be afraid that their speech will not be received well by others. On the other hand, and perhaps a more powerful reason for fear of public speaking is the fear of criticism. Most people do not want to be ridiculed. Even when comedians make jokes, which are a form of public speaking, they want the audience to laugh with them and not at them. A third reason is that people tend to perpetuate their fears of not performing well and being ridiculed by their negative thoughts. They entertain thoughts like “what if they don’t like me?” “I am not ready for this.” Etc., which reinforces their initial fears. This is why so many people have a fear of public speaking.
Why you should do something about your fear of public speaking:
If you are afraid of public speaking, one thing that should motivate you to do something about your fear is you should realize that public speaking is an essential skill if you want to improve on your career or business. Your fear of public speaking can interfere with your career progress. For example, let’s say you are an accountant and are very good at your job. Then one day, your boss feels you should give a presentation of the yearly budget to the board of directors. This is an example of public speaking at work, and if you let your fear get the better of you, you may end up making a bad impression on your boss, which will make your negative thoughts about public speaking become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Fortunately, Hypnosis for fear of public speaking can help you overcome your fear. We are going to explain how Hypnotherapy takes care of your public speaking problems by tackling the root of your fears about public speaking.
Hypnotherapy for fear of public speaking:
Hypnosis can be of really tremendous help for fear of public speaking if done in the right way. The type of hypnosis you are looking for here is cognitive-behavioral hypnotherapy. This is actually a combination of hypnosis and cognitive-behavioral therapy. More than 2 controlled studies, in addition to numerous case studies, say that cognitive-behavioral hypnotherapy is very effective in treating different types of phobias. These phobias include situational types of phobias like fear of public speaking. Some techniques in hypnosis that can help reduce fears include relaxation, self-control, ego strengthening, and imaginal exposure. Relaxation is an important part of cognitive-behavioral therapy; hypnosis is a very good way of achieving relaxation and opening up the mind to become more suggestible. When hypnosis is added to cognitive-based therapy, the patient will achieve a more effective relaxation with hypnosis. The more suggestive mind will make cognitive-behavioral therapy more effective. Ego-strengthening in hypnosis is also used to boost self-esteem. Low self-esteem is an important cause of fear of public speaking. Improving self-esteem will reduce the fear of unacceptance and criticism. Self-control also helps people be in more control over their fears and helps them face difficulties in public speaking. Cognitive-behavioral therapists use images in slides or videos to gradually expose people to their fears. Hypnosis can create a stronger image than this. This is because the images created by hypnotic suggestion is in mind and hence creates a stronger impression than images on slides and videos. This is why combining hypnosis with cognitive-behavioral therapy increases the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy.
All these hypnotic techniques work because they help people replace their negative thoughts with positive thoughts. For example, hypnotic suggestions can replace a negative thought, such as “my presentation is not good enough” with positive ones like “I have made many great presentations with great approvals before, and this one is not going to be an exception.” Hypnotic suggestions can also modify your behavior and strengthen your social skills. Autogenic training, which is a technique in hypnosis, can help you cope better with stage fright by reducing physical symptoms like sweating, palpitations, tremors, and so on.
Hypnosis for fear in Philadelphia
If you or someone you know suffers from this medical condition and needs help, you are in the right place. At the Philadelphia Hypnotherapy Clinic, Dr. Tsan and associates successfully treat this condition using the techniques of hypnosis along with acupuncture and homeopathic medicines. The effectiveness of the treatment is above 90%. The combination of different alternative techniques makes the treatment efficient and pleasant.