Fears or Phobias
Logically, we know that public speaking won't produce a life-or-death outcome. Intellectually, we know that the walls of an elevator cannot close in on us, a plane isn't likely to fall from the sky, and a tiny bug probably cannot do any real damage. But a phobia is not always logical.
People who experience extreme fears or phobias feel uncomfortable and anxious when they are in the presence of particular situations or objects. Although they know on a conscious level that their fear might be irrational or illogical, they are unable to control it.
Reactions can be as mild as slight anxiety or an compulsion to avoid a situation, to as extreme as fainting or feeling ill. The subconscious mind triggers this response.
Sometimes, after experiencing numerous bad reactions to that fear, the person starts having anxiety about getting that reaction. If untreated, this can spiral into anxiety or panic attacks.
Fears respond well to hypnosis. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), combined with hypnosis, can be used to diffuse the negative reactions caused by the fear. By "reframing" these reactions, the mind can be reprogrammed to feel calmness instead of anxiety.
Depending on how the fear originally developed, a variety of techniques can be used to treat the symptoms. Usually there is significant improvement after three or four sessions.