It certainly does in some cases. Let us first understand what hypnosis is and how it helps overcoming phobias including fear of public speaking.
There are many misconceptions about hypnotherapy. That is probably why most people are not taking full advantage of this very useful alternate therapy.
First let us understand what hypnosis is and how does it help overcome the fear of public speaking and many other common phobias and fears.
The British Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis describe what happens in the therapy, as under:
"In therapy, hypnosis usually involves the person experiencing a sense of deep relaxation with their attention narrowed down, and focused on appropriate suggestions made by the therapist."
You remain fully in control of yourselves and the suggestions help you to make positive changes within yourself.
It is now widely accepted that all hypnosis is ultimately self-hypnosis. A hypnotherapist simply helps to facilitate the experience.
Hypnotherapy is all about empowerment. In hypnosis the patient is actually in an enhanced state of awareness, concentrating entirely on the hypnotist's voice. In this state, the conscious mind is suppressed and the subconscious mind is revealed.
Hypnotherapy programs patterns of behavior within the mind, helping irrational fears, phobias, negative thoughts and suppressed emotions to subside.
Anyone can learn the technique of self-hypnosis which can be practiced at home.
The fear of public speaking, is of course irrational but is all too real for you if suffer from it. Hypnotherapy can help you to get over public speaking anxiety by using the power of your own subconscious mind.
By using visualization techniques and using the power of your imagination in hypnotherapy, you can re-program yourself for success in public speaking.