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Doctor insights on: Using Classical Conditioning To Help With Fear Of Public Speaking

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Help! i'm having extreme fear of public speaking?

Help! i'm having extreme 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

Fear (Definition)

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


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What to do if I have a strange fear of public speaking?

What to do if I have a strange fear of public speaking?

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 care. ...Read more

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Any ways to help me with my glosophobia ? (fear of public speaking)

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 more

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Intense fear of public speaking and it is ruining my life, please help?

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

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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?

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 more

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What natural remedies would you recommend for help with shyness and fear of public speaking?

What natural remedies would you recommend for help with shyness and fear of public speaking?

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 more

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What can I do about my fear of speaking to crowds?

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 website for you: https://www.toastmasters.org Good luck. ...Read more

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How should I overcome my fear of meeting and speaking to people?

How should I overcome my fear of meeting and speaking to people?

Fear of Speaking: You have likely conditioned yourself to think you are not competent enough to interest people, perhaps your self consciousness comes from earlier experiences. Anxiety is mostly based on perception, start improving by taking small chances. For instance make eye contact with people you pass in the hall, say hello when your looking at people, say good morning with eye contact etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get over the fear of speaking in front of crowds?

Can you tell me how to get over the fear of speaking in front of crowds?

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

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I fear of speaking with people because i fear of speaking stupidly and the more i try to overcome the worst it get how can i manage this symptoms ?

I fear of speaking with people because i fear of speaking stupidly and the more i try to overcome the worst it get how can i manage this symptoms ?

This is a VERY: COMMON problem for young people and the "solutions" vary from taking a "public speaking" course to COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL therapy! Fact is it CAN BE OVERCOME!!! Talk with your Primary Care Provider for a referral . HE/SHE will be able to decide what treatment is best for YOU! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more