“You did not have an illness, you had a childhood”
Dr. Sebern F. Fisher
The fear of public speaking is a limitation and they make some people have “a double life”. On the one had they are diligent and hard- working; on the other hand, they feel unsecure and they fear that others realize their weakness, which increases their panic. They will do anything to hide their reality because they believe that their reputation could be compromised. A simple conversation among friends, speak at a conference for 200 people. or appear before your boss, it can become torture. They anticipate the worst, they feel they have no control over their bodies, the voice breaks, they sweat, they experience tremor in their hands, etc. The tools they have learned in the curses for public speaking in this moment are not worth anything, they just want to run away, finish early to avoid humiliation and let them discover the truth.
The fear of public speaking can be so overwhelming that many people are willing to give up a management job or a good opportunity for that reason. They end up feeling afraid of their own fear and will do anything: delegate, get sick, go to the bathroom, forget their “glasses” etc. to avoid having to deal with the situation.
The psychological treatment is meant for any executive, professional and people who want to talk with property and serenity before a person or a thousand people. It is focused on increasing their security and self-esteem, to enjoy what they do, to accept the challenges that the work and life presents them. Thus, the person will become familiar with their potentials and become their own agent of change, instead of being ashamed of what happens to them. In therapy, we seek to go to the origin of fear. We will find the resources that the person has and do not know. We will give tools and educate to achieve rewarding experiences in front of the public. Initially there are seven sessions of (90) minutes in which significant past experiences will be processed, learning (which is what makes them feel this way), and for this we will use different psychological techniques. (After these an evaluation of the treatment is made, and a plan is established according to what has been achieved).
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