Do you dread having to do presentations? Does it give you sleepless nights, make your heart race and give you sweaty palms? Is it holding you back in your career progression? Or perhaps you are one of those people that don’t feel too bad about it until they are stood there in front of everybody and then forget what they were going to say and can’t get the words out? Perhaps it even affects you in meetings, especially when talking to your seniors.
I, like many, have been there myself. I had awful memories of presenting at school and was very good at blushing, yet my job as a University researcher involved presenting my findings. The thought of presenting to a load of clinicians and professors had me begging my manager to get someone else to do it. As a 25-year-old research associate, I felt totally inferior and feared blushing and not being able to answer their questions. Thankfully I overcame it and I'm now able to give mindfulness and well-being talks to groups. However, for many they need a helping hand in overcoming this crippling fear.
A fear of presenting is a very common experience and I have successfully treated this many a time. It will often be activated by early experiences of embarrassment or humiliation in a social environment. We may not necessarily recall these kinds of early memories, but because everything is stored away in the subconscious, it nonetheless impacts on us, maybe leading us to feel a strong aversion to presenting and public speaking in case we say something silly or humiliating again.
I work by assisting you to experience a relaxed hypnotic trance, and then putting any negative previous experiences into the past, so they can’t have a negative impact. We then work on creating positive new associations and new positive suggestions about your ability to handle these situations and imagine experiencing future similar situations in a confident, calm and focused manner. Clients then commonly feel comfortable and confident with public speaking and it can often have a wider impact across other social or work situations.
People often find that in just a couple of sessions they start to see a difference in how they feel and deal with these occasions. Obviously, results differ from person-to-person and some people require more sessions than others.
Hypnotherapy for presentations not only aids in business matters; it can also help with wedding speeches, PTA gatherings, and even making complaints!
For more information contact me today on 07816397170 for a free, confidential chat
Maria Hancock,, Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Teacher, NLP Practitioner, MSc Health Psychology