Fear of Public Speaking
The Fear of Public Speaking – The dread of being asked to stand up and speak in front of a group. It is rated as the number one fear by the public. The fear of public speaking is all in your mind but it appears very real when you have to do it..
Steve had exactly that problem
Steve – not his real name – came to see me because he wanted to start going to networking meetings.
There was only one problem, he was terrified of standing up and speaking to the group. He needed to conquer this problem because the future of his business depended on it.
Everyone is different
Everyone is different and so is the way that they experience problems. For Steve standing up in front of a networking group was indeed terrifying.
He felt that he was not good enough, that he fell short in some way.
That he would be uncovered as an Imposter.
It transpired that he felt all the other networkers were more experienced than him.
He felt the once they discovered how amateur he was they would want nothing to do with him.
Steve made it all up
Of course none of this was true.
Steve was good at his job and knew his subject well.
Most if not all of the other networkers were keen to meet him and connect – after all that’s why they were there!
Steve had told himself a pack of lies.
None of what he thought was true, but that was not how he felt. So he believed the lies and felt anxious and nervous all the time.
It became a self fulfilling prophecy.
Steve changed his mind
Once Steve saw how his mind was feeding him false information he began to feel more and more confident.
He soon realised that it was simply his thinking that had caused him to feel fear of public speaking, and nothing else.
He began to see that how he was thinking about outside events was responsible for his feelings.
Coaching and hypnosis
Using a blend of coaching and hypnosis I helped Steve to realise that these negative thoughts were just that thoughts, nothing more.
His thoughts could not hurt him if he paid no attention to them and let them pass.
Soon the negativity was replaced with a new sense of confidence and Steve has gone from strength to strength in all areas of his life, not just Fear of Public Speaking.
Do you need help?
My passion is helping people to break free from their problems, their issues and live a peaceful life. To enable them to have the clarity of thought to see thought for what it really is – just thought and no more.
I offer a FREE no obligation consultation to see how we can work together to solve your problems.
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With your peace of mind in mind