Terrified of public speaking? When anxiety and depression get in your way personally or professionally, it’s wise to tell your doctor.
You may get a prescription for antidepressant or anti-anxiety medication. You may also get a referral to a psychologist or counsellor for talk therapy.
That’s the traditional approach. But what about Hypnotherapy for Stage fright and Anxiety in general?
It can help you:
Experience fewer symptoms of illness
Deal with emotional issues
Improve family dynamics
Cope with age-related issues
Manage work-related stress
Heal from abuse and trauma
Recover from addictions
Suffer from fatigue? You may repeatedly be telling yourself how tired and worn out you feel.
A therapist can use hypnosis to help you access a relaxed state and then make post-hypnotic suggestions to ease your symptoms.
“An effective hypnotic suggestion would be, ‘You experience increased energy in the morning and have the energy you need to complete all your daily tasks with ease,’”.
Changing negative conclusions to positive affirmations is a powerful tool that can create new neural pathways in the brain, she notes.
If you’re afraid of public speaking, for example, you can gain insight into your feelings when asked to speak in front of your high school class and how they impact you today.
“You can replace negative self-talk such as ‘I am a failure,’ with positive conclusions, such as ‘I am powerful,’”.
“These are not simply words. By opening you to the positive aspects of yourself, hypnotherapy strengthens and reinforces your new beliefs.”
This can help you reframe unhealthy behavior patterns, reduce anxiety and depression, increase self-esteem and confidence, and create healthier relationships.
The therapist may start by asking you to imagine a calm, relaxing place, like the beach or the mountains. “You connect to how you feel in that place – calm, peaceful and free,”. “The therapist can then help you put your body into a relaxed state whenever you reconnect to that place.
“Imagine how useful this can be when facing stress at home, work or school.”