Overcome anxiety in public speaking

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Avatar n tn Some people have very specific triggers, like public speaking. They know if they have to get up and speak in front of a crowd, they will have an anxiety attack. People who have very specific, and therefore, known triggers, are "lucky" in some ways. They know exactly what they need to work on to overcome their anxiety. For the rest of us who apparently have anxiety for no reason, we are the ones in the leaky canoe. But there is ALWAYS a reason for our anxiety.
Avatar f tn For some weird reason, even with all my anxiety and panic, I love public speaking! Can't drive on the freeway, but can talk for an hour in front of 400 people--this disease is just strange and disconcerting. The thing that makes me feel the most comforted is knowing that I'm not alone and that others have been on this same path. Good luck.
Avatar f tn I always had slight anxiety but because of what’s going on in my life I imagine it increased my anxiety . The anxiety would be racing heart before meetings or public speaking and then turned into anxiety at times to eat . I couldn’t sit in a restaurant or I would start panicking . Never mind eating food that was not happening . I had to focus on swollening and that is not the way to eat . Anyways the anxiety has subsided a bit with positive thinking and just moving on with my day .
5148952 tn?1364325366 There are a number of coping skills you could try in these situations, but because I am fortunate and don't suffer as you do, I'm not real familiar with them. I'm not crazy about public speaking, and if and when I find myself having to do that, there are several things I do. The very first task I set for myself is to know the material backwards and forwards. Not enough can be said for prep work.
Avatar f tn Public speaking is scary to most people, in fact it's one of the biggest fears many have. People who do public speaking as a career can still get very nervous, performers, rock stars all talk of being terrified before doing a show. One thing to always remember is that many are envious that you are able to get up there and speak, and they are glad it's not them. So, if you mess up a time or two they understand.
Avatar m tn If you want to investigate medication, it's completely up to you. Public speaking anxiety is said to respond well to beta blockers, so if that's your one problem -- and it is said to be the most common phobia of all -- you might investigate them. Good luck.
Avatar m tn You ever hear of public speaking groups? These are just normal people who have a hobby of speaking in public. I know it might sound dumb. But such a group would be a great way to see that you can speak with confidence. Such groups are used to shy people. Oddly enough. They know people join them who are afraid to speak in public as a rule. So they are not there to judge others. They help each other along. Encourage you to get up and talk. Maybe read a poem out or a passage from a book.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Social phobia and fear of public speaking Social phobia, also called social anxiety disorder, is fear of social situations where you may be embarrassed or judged. If you have social phobia you may be excessively self-conscious and afraid of humiliating yourself in front of others. Your anxiety over how you will look and what others will think may lead you to avoid certain social situations you’d otherwise enjoy. Fear of public speaking, an extremely common phobia, is a type of social phobia.
1006035 tn?1485579497 I restate your words so that you know exactly to what part of your posting to which I am referring. I am a retired teacher - sorry if I come across a bit patronizing - not meaning to be so - perhaps I gave you too much information too soon. Now, I going to copy and paste one of your sentences (please do not be offended) ..... To JDTM, I'm not sure where you are coming from. -- your words I really don't understand what you mean.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Set the stage for success by making a conscious decision to promote relaxation, vitality, and a positive mental outlook in your everyday life. Learn about anxiety. In order to overcome anxiety, it’s important to understand the problem. That’s where education comes in. Education alone won’t cure an anxiety disorder, but it will help you get the most out of therapy. Cultivate your connections with other people. Loneliness and isolation set the stage for anxiety.
Avatar n tn i kept it in my purse to make me feel more secure, that if anything were to happen when i was out in public, i had a remedy on hand. it was just psychological. just keeping it near by was all the added security i needed to make me feel i was in control of my own life. i think, in any case, if u're ever given prescription medication and u can avoid taking it, if it's something that's not absolutely necessary, don't take it.
Avatar n tn I have the head pressure to in the sides on the top even in my face, its all anxiety symptoms , I am 26 years old and have learned over the years that anxiety can take your life away until you fight to get it back, it will make u feel like ur dying it will make u feel the worse I for years struggled like I was the only one out there with this problem but I'm not. I used to get so scared I would judt prepare myself for death but with the lord by myside and a good doctor u can be happy!
Avatar f tn They all seem to have husbands, careers, children, and what do I have to show for all these years? Ended up dropping out of college because I would not take public speaking, which is a huge fear of mine. My plan was to go to a community college for a couple years then transfer to a four year school. Everything was well and I was making good grades. Put off the public speaking class until the last semester and needless to say, I'm 3 classes shy of having an associate's degree.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Meeting new people Being the center of attention Being watched while doing something Making small talk Public speaking Performing on stage Being teased or criticized Talking with “important” people or authority figures Being called on in class Going on a date Making phone calls Using public bathrooms Taking exams Eating or drinking in public Speaking up in a meeting Attending parties or other social gatherings Signs and symptoms of social anxiety disorder / social phobia Just because you occasi
Avatar f tn I just want to know if it is possible for anxiety and stress to manifest itself phsically in this way? I am seeing a chiropractor too at the moment who seems to think that I have deep muscle fatigue which (she believes) is also contributing to the shaking from my neck and shoulders right through to my arms and hands. I am also in the process of buying my first house, so I have a feeling that may also be contributing hugely. I am for the time being cutting right back on caffine too!
Avatar f tn Also, you should let your parents/guardians know how you're feeling. When I was in college, I let my instructors know that I had anxiety about speaking in front of people. Everyone of them would "accommodate" me in some way. Usually, it was by letting me stand near the door, or letting me go first. Also, standing behind a podium or projector, or presenting by walking around helps. Having information to pass out to your audience helps too.
Avatar m tn Recently I was out and about in public. My gas did not act up. All I can say is have faith in the Lord Jesus. I have tried doctors, laxatives, probiotics, and etc. None of them worked to the effect I wanted, and the results did not last. I prayed for no anxiety and gas. While I was outside, I got zero dirty looks, zero comments about being gassy/smelly, zero people leaving my vicinity, and etc. The whole time I was calm, and I kept my mind from thinking about the gas and fear of it.
Avatar m tn I try to control my attacks before they start because I know what types of situations trigger them....work.....driving....speaking in public....large groups.....interviews....foreign situations.....etc.... Anybody has any advice on ways to deal with anxiety, panic and fear without medicines? I really want to get it under control because it's hindering me from finding a job. Thanks in advance!!
Avatar n tn , I personally can suggest a few techniques that will help you overcome or reduce your problems. Keep in mind, you must make this a habit in your life, and not just implement it for a short time to get rid or reduce your stress. 1. Make sure, the issues you are having are not medical complications, get it check out and if (most likely it will) all your tests come back normal then: 2. Understand that you have an anxiety problem.
1095514 tn?1257263913 You need to confront your problem head on. Simply accepting that you have anxiety, curling up in a ball and hoping everything will get better one day is not the ticket to a better life. You can improve your situation dramatically by confronting, challenging and gradually overcoming both the anxious feelings and their triggers. This is a gradual process. If you are afraid of public speaking, you can’t just jump out at the next conference and start giving an oration at the lectern.
Avatar n tn I'm glad to are going to see your daughter's pediatrician - if he/she is unable to help you then ask for a referral to a medical specialist with experience in anxiety disorders as a child psychiatrist or child neurologist. Also, I might add that many medical and educational professionals are not "versed" in this disorder and so someone (usually the parents) will need to educate themselves in order to advocate for their child (as well as educate the doctors and teachers).
774736 tn?1311334985 Also, anxiety is normal in some cases, but anxiety itself can be the problem. Although we can get anxiety from our day-to-day lives, having anxiety about our physical health when we are perfectly healthy would probably relate back to something mental. Mention that actual symptom to your doctor. That you constantly feel like your health is in jeopardy, though test results show otherwise. They might tell you that it is the Hypochondriasis condition.
Avatar m tn It's on the NIH website, if you don't mind a lot of jargon. It's in books. It's on public radio and TV. It's in the newspaper, if you read a good newspaper. The implication that anyone expressing caution about taking any medication that affects the brain, especially for young people who do not yet have fully developed brains, are simply not looking at the research. The only question is a cost-benefit one, which means, does the potential benefit outweigh the potential harm?
Avatar n tn But only you can help the anxiety go away. In the long run you are fighting a battle in your mind that you are sustaining. Did your doctor tell you to try any therapy, or did he just give you the drugs and say take these forever? Take every step you can to cure yourself. You don't have a disease, you have a mind that has formed habits that are keeping it stuck in anxiety.
480448 tn?1426952138 “You have to enter the person’s belief system,” Bea advises. “For [someone with anxiety], everything is big stuff.” In order to help instead, try approaching them from a point of encouragement rather than implying that they “buck up” over something little. Reminding them that they overcame this panic before can help validate that their pain is real and help them push beyond those overwhelming feelings, Bea says. 2. “Calm down.
Avatar n tn He probably doesn't want to hear this from his wife, but may be more willing to listen to a healthcare professional. People can be stubborn, it's in our nature. Stress and anxiety won't benefit him, but probably won't damage him too badly in the short term either. He's got to come to grips with it. I wish I had answers on how to make that happen, but all I can really say is don't coddle him.
Avatar f tn //www.anxietycentre.com/anxiety-symptoms.shtml I didn't notice joint poppoing on the list but keep in mind that anxiety disorder is a disorder of your nervous system. Your nervous system controls everything in your body and if it's out of wack it can effect anywhere in your body, therefore why the list is so extensive. Anxiety isn't an all or nothing thing either. You may have other things wrong with you that are overly amplified because of anxiety disorder.
Avatar f tn What I've discovered from reading all the posts is that it is probably related to my anxiety. I had anxiety issues when I was in high school and I am having them again now in my 30's. For 10 years plus, though, I didn't have any. What I know is that during that time, I was "other focused" rather than "self focused." After a cancer scare and some major turmoil in my life, I started re-evaluating and really trying to decide what to do with my life.
Avatar n tn I have been checked out by three cardios (2 thoroughly) and I SHOULD be able to find some relief in that....but I don't. When I feel the craziness of the anxiety, I truly believe I "JUST" have an anxiety issue. But when the weirdness of the chest pains and those symptoms come, I'm a wreck. They seem to be two different things. I know rationally that a serious heart problem wouldn't be knocking at my door for a good part of a year and not come in.
Avatar f tn Probably the thing that we can take away from it is that hormones do play an important role in anxiety. I have had the complete opposite reaction from the rest of the community. I had been on the pill for years (for irregular menstruation) and then went off of it - thought it had been long enough. About a month after quitting the pill, I started having panic attacks (but didn't yet correlate it with the pill).