Fear of Public Speaking

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Fear of public speaking

Glossophobia, which is the fear of speaking in public, is closely related to social phobia and stage fright. The fear of public speaking is thought to affect as many as three out of every four people, and as such, is one of the most common phobias.

The fear of public speaking can exhibit itelf in many ways, such as:

  1. Actors, actresses and musicians finding shows and concerts extremely difficult.
  2. Businesspeople having a fear of making presentations
  3. The fear of making speeches at weddings
  4. The fear in anticipation of a public speaking event
  5. The avoidance of situations that might include public speaking
  6. Pilots and cabin crew feeling intensely uncomfortable having to make announcements to passengers during a flight
  7. Stuttering or stammering in public speaking situations 
    Ultimately, the fear of speaking in public can, in some cases, lead on to a full blown panic attack.

What causes Glossopgobia – fear of public speaking?
Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, can be caused by a number of experiences in life, including:

  1. A traumatic event in early life, which may or may not be direcly linked to speaking in public, or having to perform.
  2. The ‘under-socialisation’ of a child, whereby the child doesn’t build up confidence in his or her own ability. This can often be caused by an overprotective parent, for example.
  3. A low self esteem, where the person feels that what they have to say isn’t important. 
    The expectation of failure, sometimes due to being overly criticised in early life.
  4. The fear of public speaking, and the associated problem of social phobia (social anxiety, or social anxiety disorder) is one of the most common phobias around, and certainly one of the most responsive to analytical hypnotherapy.

Social phobia revolves around a fear of how others might see you, what they think of you, and feeling that whatever you’re doing is getting noticed.

The fear of public speaking in the workplace.
In the workplace, the fear of speaking in public can manifest itself as the avoidance of situations involving making presentations with colleagues, for example, especially when involving figures of authority, such as supervisors and managers.

This can dramatically increase the effects of the social phobia / social anxiety, bringing with it the attendant dread and unease.

Hypnotherapy (hypnoanalysis) can help with the fear of public speaking (Glossophobia).
Treatment using hypnotherapy for the fear of public speaking, can give very rewarding and satisfying results.

If you suffer with the fear of public speaking, and especially if it’s causing problems in your life, then don’t suffer in silence.

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