Hypnotherapy for Public Speaking – try it now

Sep 13, 2023 | Blog

Hypnotherapy for Public Speaking – try it now
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It’s Sunday night and you’re tossing and turning, a knot of nervous energy in your tummy. You’ve got a big presentation on Monday and you can’t stop imagining the faces of all your colleagues staring back at you as you take the stage.

Public speaking anxiety can wreak havoc on our peace of mind. But what if there was an effective way to overcome this fear and boost confidence? A glossophobia cure that addresses the public speaking fear and helps you with the physical symptoms of anxiety such as the fight or flight response as well as helping you with your thoughts and feelings around speaking in public.

Enter hypnotherapy for public speaking – a tried and tested approach that tackles public speaking anxiety and helps retrain the brain and body’s response to speaking situations.

In this blog post, I’ll dive into the world of hypnotherapy for public speaking, discussing its benefits, techniques, and real-life success stories. Are you ready to finally conquer your fear?

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Hypnotherapy for public speaking

Hypnotherapy has been shown to be an effective method for managing public speaking anxiety, as it utilises techniques supported by scientific research to change your thoughts, feelings and responses.

Over the last 12 years, I’ve helped hundreds of people to feel excited instead of afraid when it comes to public speaking and to learn to speak up without fear. Hypnotherapy can also be used for treating social anxiety disorder which can sometimes go alongside this.

A mix of hypnotherapy, NLP, and coaching techniques can effectively combat speech anxiety and alter your approach to public speaking for good. Let’s talk about how:

The science behind hypnotherapy for public speaking

The strongest evidence for hypnotherapy exists for pain reduction, anxiety and IBS. Areas of the brain responsible for processing cognition and emotion show greater activity during hypnosis. We access a deeper state of consciousness, our brain waves shift from beta to alpha or theta and our conscious mind quietens down, allowing the subconscious to tune in and listen. This is a state primes our mind for learning, where we can make changes to our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Hypnotherapy leverages this altered state of consciousness to help you to make positive shifts in your attitudes, emotions, and behaviours, so that public speaking feels easier and calmer.

Techniques used in public speaking hypnotherapy

Public speaking hypnotherapy sessions may incorporate various techniques, such as positive suggestions, metaphors, NLP and visualisation.

These techniques help you to shift not only your thoughts, but the way your body responds to speaking situations.

Benefits of Hypnotherapy for Public Speaking

Hypnotherapy for public speaking can yield lasting results and quick progress in managing anxiety related to public speaking, enabling you to concentrate on your content and delivery. Hypnotherapy empowers you with relaxation techniques like deep breathing and visualisation, helping them stay calm and focused during public speaking events. It helps you to feel more confident, change your self-talk and direct your attention away from yourself and back to the present moment.

Some people also look for hypnotherapy for speech problems such as stammering or speaking too quickly.

How hypnotherapy helped me

I once got up to give a talk and as I did so, the blood drained from my face, my heart started to race and I had the strange sensation of having floated up out of my body and watching myself speak from the ceiling. I later learned this is called ‘dissociation’ – an extreme form of anxiety.

Long-lasting results

Clients who undergo hypnotherapy for public speaking may experience long-term advantages, such as:

  • Increased self-assurance and confidence
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced speaking proficiency
  • Being able to speak freely and easily, without memorising a speech word for word

Hypnotherapy aids the creation of a more positive attitude towards public speaking and gives you the necessary skills and techniques for success. This might include helping you to breathe more deeply while speaking, speak more slowly and allow your natural sense of humour and charisma to shine through.

Rapid progress

One of the most significant benefits of hypnotherapy for public speaking is the rapid progress it offers. It has been observed that as little as two to three sessions can lead to significant improvements in public speaking anxiety.

Who I work with

I support leaders, business owners, founders, managers – and anyone who wants to reduce anxiety about public speaking and feel calmer and more confident using hypnotherapy for public speaking.

I’ve helped people to feel confident to speak up in meetings, deliver work presentations, pitches, Zoom meetings and more.

The simplest (and most cost effective!) way to get started is with my Hypnosis for Public Speaking audio recording – get it at the button below.

Affirmations for public speaking anxiety

Affirmations are positive declarations that can help alleviate fear and increase self-assurance when presenting to an audience. Regular repetition of positive affirmations and faith in your abilities can help reshape negative thoughts into positive thoughts, thereby boosting your confidence in public speaking scenarios. Download these affirmations for public speaking.

Medication options

For some individuals, medication may be a necessary component of managing public speaking anxiety. Long-term medications such as antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications, as well as short-term medications such as beta-blockers, may be prescribed to help manage anxiety.

Speak with your GP figure out the most suitable medication options for your unique needs.

Virtual reality exposure therapy

Virtual reality exposure therapy allows individuals to practice public speaking in a safe, controlled environment. By gradually exposing individuals to simulated public speaking scenarios, virtual reality exposure therapy enables them to confront their fears and overcome their anxiety in the long run.

Studies have indicated that this innovative therapy, endorsed by the American Psychiatric Association, may be a viable option to reduce anxiety, particularly in cases of public speaking anxiety, which can be a symptom of an anxiety disorder, such as social anxiety disorder.

Tips for Boosting Confidence in Public Speaking

Regular practice and focusing on the message over fear are key to boosting your confidence in public speaking, especially when you feel nervous. One way to manage public speaking anxiety is by rehearsing your speech or presentation multiple times to become comfortable with the content and delivery. Visualising success can also help increase confidence and alleviate anxiety. Imagine yourself delivering a successful speech and receiving positive feedback from your audience.

Additionally, here are some tips to help you feel more confident and better equipped to tackle any public speaking challenges:

  • Positive Self-talk: Encourage yourself with positive affirmations. Remind yourself that you are well-prepared and capable. Try these affirmations for public speaking to improve your self talk.
  • Seek Feedback: After your presentation, ask for feedback from trusted colleagues or friends to understand areas where you can improve.
  • Engage with the Audience: Make eye contact and use gestures to engage with your audience. Encourage questions and be open to feedback.

Hypnotherapy offers a powerful and effective method for overcoming public speaking anxiety and boosting confidence. If you’re a leader, business owner or entrepreneur find out how to work with me on your public speaking here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does hypnosis for public speaking work?

Hypnosis for public speaking has been proven to be effective, helping those who struggle with anxiety and nervousness improve their confidence so that they can present in front of an audience with poise. Using hypnosis, individuals can learn to control their fear and anxiety, allowing them to focus on the content of their presentation and deliver it with confidence. They can also learn to use their body language and voice to project a more confident image.

Does hypnotherapy work for Glossophobia?

Hypnotherapy can be effective in dealing with Glossophobia, as it allows patients to locate and draw on their own inner resources to combat the problem. During the session, the hypnotherapist can access the patient’s unconscious mind to help uncover the source of the fear and turn anxiety. It can help you to direct your attention outwards, instead of inwardly towards yourself. And in a hypnotherapy session you can mentally rehearse speaking in public while feeling grounded and confident. This trains your unconscious mind to feel better while speaking in real life.

What is the best therapy for public speaking anxiety?

Hypnotherapy is an effective and widely accepted treatment for reducing public speaking anxiety. It helps to think of yourself as a confident person, shift your perspective in positive ways and shift anxiety into excitement.

Does EMDR help public speaking?

EMDR can be an effective treatment for public speaking anxiety, as it helps to reframe the associated negative self-talk with positive messages and gives the individual a sense of control. It has been shown to be successful in treating both situational and more generalised anxiety.

How does hypnotherapy help manage public speaking anxiety?

Hypnotherapy helps manage public speaking anxiety by retraining the brain and body’s response, enabling individuals to overcome fear and gain confidence. Through hypnotherapy, individuals can get to the rot of their fear and anxiety, allowing them to speak confidently in public. They can also learn to recognise and manage their triggers, so they can better prepare for and manage their

Is hypnotherapy a public speaking anxiety treatment?

Absolutely, hypnotherapy can indeed be a viable treatment option for individuals grappling with public speaking anxiety. Hypnotherapy works by guiding individuals into a relaxed state where they can access their subconscious mind, the hub of deep-seated fears and anxieties.

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