Overcome Stage Fright

“My sister said you hypnotized her for stage fright. She said it worked so well she can’t even conjure up her old fears. Now she feels confident about public speaking and she used to agonize over presentations for months.” Julia N.

Can hypnosis help overcome my fears of public speaking?

YES. Stage fright or fear of public speaking is an issue that responds very well to hypnosis. There is no reason to live in dread of your next presentation, laying awake at nights, or calling in sick to get out of it.

Hypnosis can help you:

  • Relax and be yourself during presentations
  • Speak up more during meetings
  • Respond in class
  • Feel safe and in control in front of others
  • Avoid physiological responses such as dry mouth, shaky hands and voice, going blank, hyperventilating
  • Focus on the message and forget what others think
  • Release your natural speaking style
  • Even enjoy public speaking!

Hypnosis helps you use your imagination for yourself, instead of against yourself. ™

Using powerful NLP and hypnosis techniques to help you reframe how you think about public speaking, you should feel more relaxed and confident about public speaking in just 3 to 6 sessions.  You may experience dramatic results even sooner.

In working with this issue, I have discovered that many people have either had one or more frightening experiences in this area, and live in dread of a repeat performance; or they are hard on themselves and are fearful of what others think.

In other words, their inner critic is working overtime, they are never good enough, or they fear the ridicule of their peers or an unfavorable assessment from their supervisors or clients.

Under trance, I can help you to relax in front of others, focus on the message, turn off your inner critic, and in general be less concerned with what others think. And once you are free to express your fullest potential, and let your own unique style and presence take over, you will no longer feel like this one fear is holding you back on the job or in life.

Hypnosis Chicago includes many suggestions for stress reduction, self-esteem boosting and visual imagery. Due to all the industry in Chicago, many have sought out help in this arena. It is now an area that is one of my specialties. See testimonials below.

The fear of public speaking or “glossophobia” is believed to be the single most common fear. It is estimated that nearly 75% of people suffer from this condition to some degree.

Following is a verbatim letter I recently received from a client.

June 1, 2009

Dear Rebecca,

I have dealt with glossophobia (fear of public speaking) for the better part of my 38 years.  I have tried everything from meditation to medication to try and remedy the symptoms prior to and during my presentations.  Needless to say none of my prior attempts had long-lasting results.  I would try to avoid group meetings, presentations, and seminars for fear of being called on or asked to speak.  In short, this phobia cost me career advancement, critical networking opportunities, and most of all hundreds of hours of useless stress and anxiety.

I am so thankful that I found Hypnosis Chicago and found a treatment that works to address the source of this phobia –my subconscious.  After our 3 sessions together it finally sank in.  The audience is not there to judge or criticize me; they are listening to hear a message, to learn something useful and productive in their own lives.  Through our sessions I learned that I need to focus on the message I am delivering, rather than worrying about what others think or feel about me –after all, I can’t control how someone is feeling at that particular moment, all I can do is try to make our time together enjoyable, productive, and deliver a succinct message.

I have given several presentations over the past few months, and more invitations keep popping up.  I have had many people compliment me and tell me how much they enjoyed my presentation.  I have found that as long as I am well prepared and thoroughly understand the subject matter, it is very easy for me to stand in front of a large group and “share” my knowledge and my beliefs.  Every speaking opportunity is another building block of self-confidence and I can honestly say that I now enjoy the opportunity to speak to groups of people.

Thank you for all of your assistance.  Public speaking has been a source of anxiety and frustration for me for far too long.  My only regret is that I didn’t seek your services earlier. I’m so happy to finally have glossophobia behind me and under control.  I would recommend hypnosis to anyone that is struggling with a disabling phobia like I had.

Sincerely,
David C.

“I just wanted to call you and let you know how my presentation went. You know how nervous I was about talking in front of 200 people, but it went really well. In fact, my supervisor shook my hand afterwards and congratulated me for giving such a great presentation.” Jim H.

“My presentation went extremely well, and you know the last time I gave a talk I completely botched it…stumbled around, got all red, felt flustered and had cotton mouth. Well, what a difference a few sessions has made! I felt very relaxed and comfortable giving that talk. I can’t thank you enough. This has bothered me for some time and was negatively affecting my work, but no more. I actually had fun being on stage.” Paul M.

”Since I started working together my worry and anxiety level has gone way down. I am able to relax now and enjoy being at parties and with people. I find the CDs especially helpful.” Dorothy R.

“I just wanted to call and thank you. My presentation went really well yesterday and my supervisor complimented me, giving me his highest rating! I’d have to say this was a big turnaround from where I started. Gone was the nervousness and self-consciousness.” Jose H.

Overcome stage fright once and for all with hypnosis. Call Hypnosis Chicago today at 312-664-7027 or click on the online appointment calendar to schedule your appointment today.