Overcoming the fear of public speaking – treatment

At Centro Integra, located , our Psychologists will help you in the treatment to overcome the fear of speaking in public .

The fear of public speaking is usually placed within the category of social phobia , but the truth is that a large part of individuals with problems speaking in public do not present proper social phobia , as we psychologists understand it.

FEAR OF SPEAKING IN PUBLIC: TYPICAL SITUATIONS

The fear of public speaking can appear in one or more contexts:

  • At an academic level, such as presenting a university project in class, taking a presentation or an oral exam
  • At work level before the presentation of a project in a company or the sale of products to our clients
  • In social situations such as speaking on a birthday, being the center of attention, a neighbors meeting, etc …

SYMPTOMS OF FEAR TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC

People with a fear of public speaking often have symptoms such as:

  • Fear of feeling so anxious that they are blocked or blank
  • Fear of being watched by other people
  • Fear of shaking, hesitating, or stuttering
  • Fear of blushing (turning red), sweating, shaking hands
  • Fear of negative criticism, laughter, or whispers

TREATMENT TO OVERCOME THE FEAR OF SPEAKING IN PUBLIC

The psychologist’s treatment to overcome the phobia or fear of public speaking is based on:

  • Reconsider the distorted thoughts that cause us anxiety
  • Train the person in anxiety control techniques, both in the moment and anticipatory
  • Teach the importance of not avoiding the situation (exposure)
  • Only in some cases, it is convenient to train the person social skills

If you are looking for a  Psychologist   to  lose and overcome the fear of speaking in public , do not hesitate to  contact  us.

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Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.

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