Hypnosis and hypnotherapy for presentation nerves
We are all likely to have felt a little nervous when standing up in front of a large group of people and delivering a presentation. But to some, the fear of presenting causes such severe anxiety that it can have a serious disabling impact on their professional life. Common symptoms of presentation nerves include:
- Severe apprehension prior to speaking
- Increased heart rate
- Dry mouth
- Irregular breathing
- Stuttering or stammering over words
- Dizziness or feeling faint
- Shivers or uncontrollable shaking
- Loss of words or inability to speak
- Disorientation or hyperventilation
Your presentation nerves may be triggered by a fear of appearing uneducated or looking foolish. You may have a fear of saying the wrong thing or losing your train of thought. For some, the presentation nerves are more severe when presenting to large numbers of people, whereas to others it can be worse in smaller groups. Do you find yourself becoming more anxious when talking about yourself, or when you have to present to senior management? Perhaps your presentation nerves have been so disabling that you have shied away from promotion or avoided taking on more responsibility.
How do you suppress your presentation nerves?
Trying to manage your presentation nerves is often a constant battle. You could be incredibly prepared for delivering a presentation and try to rationalise the need to stay calm and confident, but the more you focus on it often the more apprehensive and anxious you become. Some people may take medication to help control the anxiety. Others may use relaxation or self hypnosis recordings to boost their confidence. Unfortunately, because these methods do not resolve what is causing the symptoms, your presentation nerves will continue to become a constant, tiresome battle.
Hypnosis for presentation nerves – does it work?
You may have heard about hypnosis in the media, perhaps heard of celebrities or friends who have used it to stop smoking or lose weight. There are many hypnotic approaches in treating issues and symptoms and the standard, quick-fix methods of hypnosis that are often heard of aim to ‘restrict’, ‘suppress’, ‘manage’ a problem. They serve to change the way our mind works and reacts. Unfortunately, if you try to override the subconscious’s natural way of behaving, the ‘change’ will eventually wear off and the old patterns will emerge once again.
So how can hypnosis help me resolve my presentation nerves permanently?
Lesserian™ curative hypnotherapy is a gentle, logical and effective method that works WITH the subconscious, not against it. We must first find out *WHY* you suffer presentation anxiety.
For those who are naturally confident delivering presentations, it is easy. They may have offered unhelpful advice to you in the past; “you don’t seem nervous”, or “just try to focus on what you want to say”, “stay calm” etc. But for those people, there is no part of them making them anxious or self conscious. No part of them causing them to blush or stutter over their words. They have no anticipation or apprehension.
It is virtually impossible to fight against your subconscious desires, which is why trying to tell yourself to remain calm and confident, or using pills or suggestion-based hypnosis will only help temporarily. For many people. presenting to others is natural, easy; like blinking and breathing. The fact that presenting is not natural or effortless for you, begs the question WHY?
Lesserian™ curative hypnotherapy asks the subconscious why it *needs* your presentation anxiety. Once that subconscious need has been identified, using logic we can help to re-examine the mistaken information that lies behind it. As long as the misinformation exists, so will your anxiety. Once the subconscious believes, rather than being told, that talking calmly, rationally and confidently is in your best interests, then it will actively dispose of your nervousness FOR GOOD.
If there is no longer any cause, there can no longer be an effect.
How does curative hypnotherapy work for prsentation skills?
Hypnosis itself is simply a natural state of relaxation, which we enter into everyday. It’s like daydreaming, where you stop paying attention to your surroundings. This daydreamy state enables the subconscious to be more receptive. All hypnotherapists utilise this state, but it is the way in which it is used that is so different. Lesserian™ curative hypnotherapists use hypnosis not to suppress, but to correct. We treat the problem at the root source so that it can’t come back. The most effective way to treat your presentation nerves and anxiety and dispose of your symptoms completely and permanently, is to resolve what’s causing it; if there is no longer any cause, there can be no effect.
So why do you suffer presentation nerves? You have probably puzzled over this many times before. Looked for reasons, triggers behind it. Perhaps you know why; your mum, sister, or other family member has suffered from anxiety or nervousness too. Or maybe it was triggered by an upsetting event or a time when you were embarrassed or said the wrong thing. But knowing this doesn’t make the problem go away, and other people who’ve been in similar situations don’t go on to suffer such nervousness because of it, so why did you? What made your subconscious react differently? Or maybe you can’t think of any reasons to explain it. But that doesn’t mean there is no cause, because for something to exist it has to have been created. It has to have come from somewhere. And there has to be something causing your presentation nerves now. Something driving your anxiety. Something stopping you from rationalising away your symptoms. Why don’t other people suffer such nervousness when presenting? Why do you?
Beneath all the triggers and confirmation there is a single, root cause stored away in the subconscious mind. It’s something you can’t think of. Something small, easily forgotten, easily overlooked. It’s like that bit of grit in your eye. Once you find it, it can be hard to believe that something so small could have caused so much trouble.
It can take years for our problems, conditions and symptoms to get a good hold over us. Something that starts out as a minor irritation gets worse and worse until it causes us so much suffering that we eventually seek help to put it right. With curative hypnotherapy, you can find freedom from your presentation nerves. Lesserian™ curative hypnotherapy is distinguished from all other forms of hypnotherapy primarily by its use of logic. The therapist approaches each person without theories or preconceptions – except for one – that the answer to your symptoms lies only within your own subconscious mind. With Lesserian™ curative hypnotherapy there is no need to suppress or manage your nervousness. By helping to resolve and correct the root cause, your anxiety can be disposed of naturally and completely without any effort and all related symptoms can automatically fade away, until eventually your presentation nerves are nothing but a vague and distant memory.
With Lesserian™ curative hypnotherapy you will not be required to relive any traumatic or upsetting event. All you will feel is beautifully relaxed.
Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy Trademark
Over the years many practitioners have incorporated the word “Curative” when describing their treatment, despite providing more basic methods of hypnotherapy. Due to concern over the confusion that was being caused by this, the trademark “Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy ” was registered to mark the difference. The name “Lesserian™” Curative Hypnotherapy is therefore protected by law and denotes the method of treatment that requires the understanding of how people create their problems, which is the necessary first step on the path to correcting the cause of, and resolving, a symptom / condition. Only hypnotherapists licensed as Lesserian™ are qualified to use this technique.
Susannah Saunders is the longest practising Lesserian™ curative hypnotherapist in London.
If you would like to explore further about how Lesserian™ curative hypnotherapy can help with presentation nerves, then please contact us to book an initial consultation. For information on fees and appointments, please click here.
At the City Hypnotherapy Centre, Susannah provides a safe and relaxing environment in which to explore your issues openly without judgment, and free from reliving unwanted emotions. Everything is treated in the strictest of confidence.