How can hypnotherapy help with your fear of public speaking?
The anxiety you feel before having to speak is regulated by a part of your brain called the amygdala. The amygdala reacts to events that it perceives to be threatening, and you can’t just turn this response off by thinking about it or trying to be logical about whatever is bothering you. That’s because logic affects different part of the brain.
When anxiety about public speaking overwhelms you, the cause is usually a reaction called the amygdala hijack. In simple terms, the amygdala automatically and unconsciously takes control and primes you to run away.
Fight, flight or freeze
It’s all part of the ‘fight, flight or freeze’ response that humans developed back when we lived in caves. The amygdala taps into past memories – recalling previous moments where you’ve found speaking to be nerve-wracking or it didn’t go well – and tries to give you what feels is the best response.
What it can’t do is accept your calming words that you’ve “got this”.
During your hypnotherapy for public speaking appointment, I use powerful techniques that hone in on the amygdala; techniques that can be highly effective at changing your unconscious response to things. The net result? You feel more calm and in control. The root cause of your problem has been ‘ironed out’.
Those past events that currently trigger your fear are neutralised. Your phobia loses its emotional power to affect you.
Relaxation tools for the future
On top of this, during one my advanced hypnotherapy sessions I will also teach you a number of tools and relaxation techniques that you can use in the future. These can help you to ‘dial down’ your fear at a later date.
And remember: sessions can take place at my London hypnotherapy clinic, online, or in person in Winchester.