7 Steps to Fearless Speaking

By Lilyan Wilder | Go to book overview
Save to active project

If You Need
Medical Help
I know from long experience that this Seven Step Program works. However, it's possible that your fear of speaking is rooted in a childhood trauma or another medical condition that is so deep-seated that additional help is necessary.Several of my students receive additional counseling or medical treatment while they are studying the Seven Step Program. Some are receiving medication. A family of drugs called beta-blockers has proven helpful to some. Beta-blockers reduce the physical symptoms of fear by reducing blood pressure and slowing the heartbeat.Do you need medication to overcome your fear of speaking? That's a question I can't answer here. But if you think you may need help beyond what this program offers, please do not delay in seeking it.If you think you need additional help and aren't sure where to go, here are some suggestions:
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America, a national, nonprofit partnership of consumers, researchers, and health care practitioners. Write to the ADAA at 11900 Parklawn Dr., Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20852. Call 301-231-9350. E-mail: Anxdis@aol.com. Web site: www.adaa.org.
Hollins Communications Research Institute (for problems with stuttering), P.O. Box 9737, Roanoke, VA 24020 (mailing


Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Cite this page

Cited page

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
7 Steps to Fearless Speaking


Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 228

matching results for page

Cited passage

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?