Social Phobia and Fear of Public Speaking 2019

TREATING SOCIAL PHOBIA AND FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING A three day Master Class Training based on the teaching of Stephen Brooks With Jos van Boxtel

1st March 2019
21 CPD Credits awarded for this course


Jos Van Boxtel


St George’s Hospital, Tooting, London   View map


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A three day Master Class Training based on the teaching of Stephen Brooks

With Jos van Boxtel


Location: St George’s Hospital, Tooting, London

Dates: Friday 1 – Sunday 3 March 2019

Course Fee: £695.00


Qualification: Master Class Certificate in the Innovative Treatment of Social Phobia and Fear of Public Speaking


As you are no doubt aware, many people suffer from a social phobia: an intense fear of being criticized or judged. It can be related to a certain performance, such as public speaking, or it can be general and occur in any social setting.

People with a social phobia are afraid they will look weak, crazy, stupid, boring or even ugly in the eyes of others. They anxiously anticipate social situations and endure the actual experience with great fear possibly with panic attacks. People with a social phobia can have symptoms like blushing, sweating, trembling or stuttering and are often caught in a vicious cycle of fearing their symptoms and thereby causing them to happen. They usually end up avoiding situations, people, or activities that trigger their fears, thereby limiting their lives both professionally and personally. Resolving a social phobia not only removes an intense fear; it allows the person to live according to his or her goals, dreams and life purpose.

Often social phobia clients are treated with anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medication, which involve a risk of side effects and dependency and don’t resolve the underlying problem. In the realm of psychotherapy, CBT is often used which gives people insight and tools at a conscious level. Often however, social anxiety and its causes operate at the unconscious level and conscious steps are not sufficient.

Therefore, the BHRTI offers a 3-day training course teaching you how to treat social phobias at the conscious and unconscious level.  Approaches like hypnotherapy and NLP allow you to address the unconscious aspects of a social phobia, interrupt involuntary responses like trembling, sweating or blushing and so increase self confidence and self esteem. We will explore all aspects of social phobia including cause, development, secondary gain, limiting beliefs, required resources, self image and life purpose. Rather than applying a standard technique or procedure you will learn how to adapt therapy to a client’s beliefs, needs and thinking style.

This course is based on the original teaching of the world renowned expert in the field of hypnotherapy Stephen Brooks as modelled by Jos Van Boxtel. It is the second of a series of short niche courses created due to an increasing demand by therapists wanting to become more competent and confident in treating clients in a more effective way.

In this course social phobias will be distinguished from specific phobias. Treating specific phobias such as fear of insects, dogs, flying etc is the subject of a separate course.


Jos van Boxtel

ericksonian hypnosis trainingJos Van Boxtel is a hypnotherapist with an established practice in Utrecht in the Netherlands. He has considerable experience of applying EricksonianHypnosis, NLP, EMDR, Neurosemantics and Solution Focused Therapy with a wide range of problems with over 1000 clients. He holds qualifications at Master Practitioner level in hypnotherapy and NLP.

BHRTI founder Stephen Brooks is the inspiration for this course and is recognised as one of the most important contributors to the field of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, both as a teacher and therapist. Jos van Boxtel has modeled Stephen Brooks’ Ericksonian work in considerable depth and is a leading authority on Stephen Brooks approach to Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. Jos is also author of the first of a series of Ericksonian Guides. The first book specialises in Stephen Brooks’ Ericksonian approach to Phobias and is called ‘Stephen Brooks and the Art of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy – Phobias.’ 


Qualification and CPD Credits

This course awards participants with a Master Class Certificate in the Innovative Treatment of Lack of Confidence and Social Phobia and is recognised by the General Hypnotherapy Register for CPD Credits.


Who Should Attend

Our trainees come from many different areas of the caring professions. The course has been designed for people demanding a practical skill based training in treating phobias and our applicants  work as hypnotherapists, psychologists, doctors, nurses, counsellors and social workers etc.


Entry Requirements

The course is open to hypnotherapists, NLP Practitioners, cognitive behavioural therapists, doctors, psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, dentists, counsellors, dentists, teachers and other members of the caring professions wishing to treat phobias effectively. use hypnosis in their work or train as hypnotherapists. Applications are also considered from applicants without formal entry requirements if they are considering attending our practitioner courses or training in one of the caring professions. 


Dates & Location

Dates: The course runs for 3 days from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 March 2019.

Times: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm (please arrive at 9.00am the first day for registration).

Location: St George’s Hospital Tooting, London.

Nearest tube: Tooting Broadway.


Course fee

The course fee is £695.00 and you can secure your place with an £195.00 deposit. You will then be invoiced for the course balance one month before the course starts.


How To Enrol

Please pay a £195 deposit below to enrol. Thank you.

If you have any questions before you apply you can contact us here.

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    A three day Master Class Training based on the teaching of Stephen Brooks With Jos van Boxtel
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