Public Speaking Anxiety, Social Anxiety
Paul, a successful businessman, experiences debilitating public speaking anxiety when he prepares for a public presentation.
Starting EMDR therapy
Paul started EMDR therapy to address his problem. Here’s what he uncovered:
This traumatic fearful encounter became the touchstone event that set Paul up for later failure:
Forty years later, when making work presentations, Paul was still affected by the same thoughts linked to the original traumatic encounter: “I’m an idiot. Everyone will hate me.” Before EMDR therapy, he had no idea why he was feeling and thinking that way. It was an automatic response to an external ‘trigger’ which was resolved once memories of the challenging events were properly processed.
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