This month, the focus for our Monthly Healing Group is Public Speaking.
Public Speaking is rated as being more stressful and inducing more fear than most other activities. Why should that be?
I have seen people reduced to nervous paralysis when faced with speaking in front of others. These people are perfectly able to talk and do well, with amazing careers. So why should the thought of getting up in front of others fill them with such fear and dread?
I believe that underlying the fear of public speaking is the fear of rejection and humiliation.
That if we take a lead, we will expose ourselves and invite all sorts of put downs and ridicule. Many of us have been bullied at school and this would have left scars. Feeling unworthy and not good enough – however successful they might be – is an issue for many people.
For some people it’s a bit like sitting an exam – fearing that your mind will go blank and that you will forget everything at the last minute.
Or is there someone you don’t get on with or who persistently undermines you, that you fear exposing yourself to?
There are many reasons – but the underlying fears are about how we rate ourselves and how others rate us – about our place in society about being judged and condemned. That is something all of us suffer from to some degree.
So, I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday 29th September, when we will be healed of some of these fears and beliefs.