Fears - Phobias

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Email Enas Saad
tel: 0439 854 562
Email Adam Szmerling
tel: 03 9557 9113
Email Beverley de la Harpe
tel: 0412 777 111

Speaking in public

Using NLP and Hypnotherapy To Treat The Fear Of Public Speaking

The fear or phobia of public speaking is extremely common in the general population, and is one of the most common reasons people come to us for treatment.  Some find it completely impossible to speak in front of others even in a small social group, while others don’t start to get uncomfortable until the audience becomes larger.  Regardless of the specifics of your fear of public speaking, we can help you get rid of it for good.

About The Phobia Of Public Speaking

Everyone who has some level of phobia or fear about public speaking has three important things in common:

Now, everyone who speaks in public or in front of other people is bound to have at least some level of anxiety about the event.  It is this bit of nervousness that often causes us to be especially alert and ready to give a good speaking performance.  It triggers the release of adrenalin that heightens our senses and makes us more responsive to our surroundings, allowing us to quickly react to what we encounter.  In a public speaking environment, the things we might encounter include questions from the audience, trouble with a slide, an uncooperative microphone, or even a restless or hostile audience.

People with a fear or phobia, however, are not able to put their anxiety to a positive use.  They become trapped in a cycle where they feel fear and then start to feel even greater fear of the initial fear itself.  It is especially common when a problem with speaking has occurred previously, because the person draws on that experience and expects it to be repeated once again.

Getting Help From NLP And Hypnotherapy Techniques

NLP is used to deal directly with your phobia and how your mind thinks about it.  We focus on changing the pattern of fear and turning it into a thought pattern that is more supportive and productive.  Hypnotherapy is used to deal with your unconscious mind, tapping into your deep resources and helping your mind to make positive changes to thought patterns.  Just as your fear or phobia of public speaking is a learned behaviour, getting rid of your fear or phobia is also a learned behaviour.

How Long Will Treatment Take?

Most people need between two and four one-hour sessions, but some are completely cured of this phobia in just a single session.  Your practitioner will work with you to achieve the results you want in as few sessions as possible.


Public speaking is a common fear, but it does not have to hold you hostage for the rest of your life. Our experienced and professional team of NLP and hypnotherapy practitioners know exactly how to teach you what you need to know to overcome this fear! Contact us today for more information about the clinic closest to you.