"What I would like to improve upon is my confidence when public speaking."
OK Julian, we can do that! Hypnosis to improve performance is all about being relaxed in that situation: when there's an audience, when all eyes are upon you, so you might be judged or assessed. Almost everyone would feel under some pressure, but many find that stress or anxiety levels go so high that it affects their voice and their speech patterns - or they clam up altogether!
No need to fear any of this! The uncomfortable feelings are not really caused by the situation itself, but by your emotional reaction to it. Emotional reactions like fear and anxiety are produced by a part of the brain we call the Subconscious, and the idea is to make you feel so uncomfortable with the situation that you run away from it or avoid it.
On a conscious level, Julian did not want to avoid it, he just didn't want to feel like that! Easy enough to solve that, we just need to talk to the Subconscious mind, and explain that it need not bother creating this fear and anxiety at all - what we really want is calm and comfortable feelings because it is easier then to speak freely and remember things.
One session later, here's the feedback:
Just an update: I had the meeting on Tuesday that I was hosting, that I mentioned when I came to your office. It went really well. I was not worried at all. The bit where you have to briefly introduce yourself I felt much more comfortable and confident. I even had to stop myself talking, which is a first. And during the evening I had to think to actually stop talking!
During the meeting I noticed myself rocking back in my chair in a casual way. I would never have felt that relaxed before. And when I was speaking, the words flowed much better. I have noticed when on the phone too I feel much more confident and I do not get so tongue tied. I now feel that the session has removed a hurdle for me and takes me to the next level where with experience and practice I can become even more professional."
If you would like to eliminate performance anxiety, fear, stress or any uncomfortable feelings about speaking up or being centre of attention - or just be more confident - why not call now? It's so easy! All you have to do is book a session, then turn up on the day - you can leave the rest to me! Email, text or call 07748 838 644 or 0161 474 8120 for more information or to arrange an appointment.
Consultant Hypnotherapist Chris Holmes is Director of Central Hypnotherapy and has been helping the people of Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester and Tameside UK to overcome fears and phobias since August 2000.