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using classical conditioning to help with fear of public speaking

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Consider: Toast Masters - a great way to get practice. If that is too much of a leap for you - think about cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy. Take c ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
There's help : Fear of public speaking is very common -- so common that an organization has been created that helps people overcome this. It's called toastmaster's ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
21 years experience in Radiology
Practice: Maybe you could read some self help material - books, articles, and online advice to start. Then I would start practicing in your room and pretend th ... Read More
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Cognitive behavior: There is a cognitive behavioral therapy technique called progressive desensitization. You learn a relaxation technique (i prefer hypnosis) then you de ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Public speaking: phobia is one of the most frequent phobias people have. A clinical psychologist or other mental health professional can help. Clinical hypnosis and ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
46 years experience in Psychiatry
Desensitization : You can desensitize yourself to speaking situations. Involvement in groups like toastmasters can provide frequent safe opportunities to speak, and to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Toastmasters: Try going to Toastmasters, you can go as a free guest and try it out. Challenge yourself to just do it and you will get better. Here is the websit ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Phobias: First i would assume you may need to find a therapist who specializes in treating phobias. And, then it is with practice and experience that this bett ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Desensitization.: Work yourself up to it slowly. Look up desensitization for conquering phobias like this. For example, start by speaking to yourself in a mirror. Th ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Beta-blockers: Beta-blockers such as Propranolol or metoprolol are sometimes used by public speakers or performers. They work by preventing your heart from racing, ... Read More
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