Fear of Public Speaking – How to Get Rid of It Once and for All

The fear of public speaking is very prevalent. At least 40% of the people in the U.S. admit they dread to speak in public. There are numerous public speaking classes, courses, and public speaking trainings, including Toast Masters, that attempt to address this issue. Yet, I am convinced that none of the approaches are going to be optimally efficient, if you have subconscious sabotage to public speaking.

Public speaking fears do indeed appear to be the number one social fear held by Americans.   Speaking up in meetings or in class is a close second.

The fear of public speaking also has economical implications. 60% of people get turned down for a job because they don’t have good enough communication skills.

In my 35 years of psychiatric practice I treated many patients with severe social phobia. I tried a variety of treatment modalities including medications, cognitive behavioral psychotherapy and even hypnosis, with only limited success. Then it occurred to me to use Energy Muscle Testing to test for subconscious sabotage. Using my Sabotage Correction Technique (SCT) to remove the sabotage enabled most patients to finally get rid of their fear.

Sometimes SCT alone was enough for overcoming the fear. However, most of the times there was an early trauma, causing the sabotage. This trauma usually came from early childhood, when the person was humiliated in a classroom, by a teacher or laughed at and ridiculed by his friends.

In the last year, I combined forces with Alexa Fischer, www.alexafischer.com who is an extra-ordinary media trainer, to conduct weekend seminars called Speak Up!  I found out, that very similar to my patients, all seminar participants, without exception, also had subconscious sabotage to public speaking, stemming from an early childhood humiliating event.

After removing the sabotage using SCT, I used Energy Psychology techniques such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) www.EFTuniverse.com and modified eye-movement release, to erase the emotional effects of the humiliating early events. Only then, were the seminar participants able to optimally benefit from Alexa’s work, implementing the actual tips and techniques on how to be effective public speakers.

Author: Dr. Daphna Slonim

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