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

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?

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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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 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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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 more

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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 more

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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

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 more

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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

Dr : Dr kardener provided excellent feedback. One other thing you could consider doing is engaging in cognitive behavioral therapist with a psychologist to get control over symptoms without having to turn to controlled substances. ...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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