Can Hypnosis Help with Public Speaking?

public speaker performing on stageSpeaking in front of a crowd can be intimidating and downright terrifying. Even if you have the knowledge and experience, sometimes it’s hard to find the words when all eyes are upon you! If this rings true for you, hypnosis as a solution is what you’re looking for. Hypnosis has long been known as an effective tool to help individuals overcome psychological challenges, so it only makes sense that it could also help with public speaking anxiety. In this blog post, we’ll discuss ways hypnosis can support those wishing to become more confident speakers in any situation.


Fear of Public Speaking

Most of us have experienced uncomfortable feelings when preparing to present in front of a large audience. This fear is known as glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking. It’s estimated that around 75% of people experience some degree of anxiety when giving presentations, and for some, this can be so debilitating that it prevents them from completing their tasks. To become a great speaker, it is essential to overcome this fear and express yourself confidently. There are some symptoms of glossophobia that can be identified and treated, such as:


  • Sweating profusely
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Feeling overwhelmed by the task at hand.


How Can Hypnosis Help?

For many people, the fear of speaking in public can be debilitating. Fortunately, hypnosis has been proven to help effectively reduce this type of fear. In fact, many professional speakers have used hypnotherapy to build their confidence when addressing an audience. Here are some ways hypnosis can help with public speaking:


Relaxation Techniques: At its core, hypnosis is a form of deep relaxation that helps reduce the physical symptoms associated with glossophobia, such as sweating, nausea, and trembling. Relaxation techniques can include simple breathing exercises, stretching, and visualization. These techniques can help to ease anxiety by allowing the speaker to focus on their words and ideas without fear of judgment. This makes it easier for people to express themselves clearly and concisely during public speaking engagements.


Positive Visualization: One-way hypnosis can help overcome public speaking anxiety through positive visualization. Positive visualization is a technique where the individual master real-world scenarios and reach goals with the power of positive thinking. Hypnotherapists use this technique to replace negative images of a presentation with more positive ones, such as feeling confident and at ease in front of an audience. For example, if a client is anxious about their upcoming presentation, they can be guided to visualize themselves speaking confidently and delivering an engaging talk.


Self-Affirmations: Hypnotists use self-affirmations to help clients focus on the positive aspects of public speaking. This technique allows individuals to create empowering statements to boost their confidence before and during a presentation. For instance, if clients feel anxious, they can be asked to repeat positive mantras such as “I am confident in my abilities” or “I have something valuable to offer this audience”. These statements help create a positive mindset that can help the speaker overcome their fear and perform well.



Public speaking is something that many of us find daunting and fearful due to anxiety; however, with the right tools and techniques, hypnosis can be used to help individuals build their confidence and deliver speeches in front of large audiences. If you want to break through the fear preventing you from speaking confidently in front of an audience, why not consider hypnosis? It could be what you need to give a speech with enthusiasm and ease.


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