Public speaking Phobia


Public speaking phobia can severely disrupt normal life, interfering with school, work, or social relationships. Public speaking phobia affects a large percentage of the population and is equally prevalent among men and women. If you have a public speaking phobia, you'll know how bad it can feel to have to stand up in public.

The good thing is that you can take action to deal with your public speaking phobia, and many people have found success through self help therapy. While adults with public speaking phobia realise that these fears are irrational, they often find that facing, or even thinking about facing, the feared situation brings on a panic attack or severe anxiety. A public speaking phobia involves physical panic symptoms, anticipatory anxiety and avoidance centered  on various performance situations.

Individuals experiencing panic attacks often report symptoms including but not limited to heart palpitations, sweating, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, feeling dizzy or lightheaded, depersonalization, and fear of dying.

There is effective treatment available for public speaking phobics. For many years the only treatment available for people with phobias was desensitisation.

Treatment that has excellent success is hypnotherapy, i.e getting the person to deeply relax and build conditioned responses of calm whilst in a hypnotic trance, and using direct and indirect metaphor, suggestion and using timeline therapy to float back through time and resolving their past negative experiences with anxiety, phobia and panic.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy involves the correction of irrational, catastrophic and perfectionistic thoughts to more realistic thought patterns regarding performing public presentations.

Hypnotherapy and NLP are well proven approaches to curing phobias for good.