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Using Classical Conditioning To Help With Fear Of Public Speaking
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 -- and yes it takes courage and commitment to do. But many people have benefited. You can also work with a psychologist on your specific fears. Talk therapies and exercises are helpful. Inderal (propranolol) at low dose can also help in specific situations. ...Read more
I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! This is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more
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 there's an audience. You should then do it in front of a few people. Sometimes you can look at them while speaking without directly looking into their eyes - that may make it easier on you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cognitive behavior: There is a cognitive behavioral therapy technique called progressive desensitization. You learn a relaxation technique (i prefer hypnosis) then you develop a hierarchy of the phobic experiences from least to most anxiety provoking, then you imagine the events while remaining relaxed.. ...Read more
While speaking I get anxious and so fast that I repeat word. Now I have fear of public speaking and I am shy. What might be wrong? Whom should I consult?
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 self-hypnosis training can be very useful also. See www. Asch. Net for possible referrals. If you can't find help locally consider a virtual consult on Health Tap. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychotherapy & EFT: Psychotherapy is natural ;) & would be a good thing to do to explore, process & resolve the insecurities. I would also recommend a self help tool, eft (emotional freedom technique); it is my experience that it is quite effective & quick at helping with shyness & public speaking anxieties. Check it out at www. Eftuniverse. Com let me know what u think or if u need further help! Wishing u well... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 better habit become part of your daily life. Connecting with other humans can be a very spiritual experience and make your life richer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Then to one friend. Then to a small group of friends. Then to a small group of strangers. Then to a larger group of strangers. And so on. ...Read more
Have had irrational fear of certain public speaking all my life sometimes no problem and other times extream to the point of avoidance why?
Social Phobia: Many people have anxiety around public speaking and other performance or social activities. Stress reduction techniques such as breathing exercises, meditation, counseling, exercise, good sleep can help. Still some people are troubled by this problem. One way to treat it is to take a medication called Propranolol prior to the speaking engagement, it is a beta blocker and can be quite effective. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am suffering from this public speaking fear and I have presentations to do. What medications are available? Can I get rid of symptoms wile presenting?
Several: I recommend getting a thorough evaluation from a psychiatrist who is familiar with this. In my practice, I have many musicians and professionals who suffer from various forms of stage fright. Low dose Propranolol (10mgs) frequently helps them. For others, I may prescribe Alprazolam or clonazepam, which works by different mechanisms. Medications plus exposure to doing presentations works. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lately, I have been having very bad anxiety at work because I am required to do ongoing presentations in front of large crowds. Public speaking is a fear of mine. Because of it, the anxiety seems have really messed me up. My breathing pattern has been off
Public speaking: For phobias I most recommend finding a Psychologist expert in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). This treatment can really produce faster, long-term positive change. EMDR is often used in performance enhancement with pro-athletes even, and I have found it to be more effective for phobias than CBT alone or prolonged exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi! I have a problem in speaking in public. Hi! I have a problem in speaking in public (anxiety). And my doctor gave me lorazepam. He asked me to take 2-3 before speaking. Those 2-3 do not work with me. When I take 5-6, then I can speak with no fear. But
Substitute teacher. Laryngitis virus 4 times Sept-Jan. Taught often, voice cracking. Unable to teach for 2 mo. Now. Scopy showed chords not closing completely. Can't make sustained hum, but improving. Pain when speak. How to heal? Fear permanent?
DR said I don't have reactive hypoglycemia, but an anxiety classic conditioning to mealtime because of my upbringing and fear of fainting. Causing shaky (not visible), anxiety, unreal, lightheaded. 2 hours after eating. Is this possible?
Anxiety disorder: Possible but need to discuss in much more detail. ...Read more
Practice a lot: Public speaking is difficult if you are shy, or unsure of the topic or material that is being presented. Practice in front of a mirror, or a familiar person first, carry notes in case you "get stuck", and pick one person out of your audience to address with eye contact which will "eliminate the crowd" and ease the anxiety.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to get rid of glossophobia without medications, and if I had to take medications do I need a doctors description?
When using speaking valve with new longer trach, child dropped sats to 70 and coughing. Removal of valve sats recovered. How long/ what sat dips ok PMV?
See your ENT: This is not the type of question that can be answered on a forum such as this. Too many serious issues. This requires a thorough ENT examination including tracheoscopy and laryngoscopy. In the meantime if you child is desaturating while using the pmv - do not use it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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