Examination stress Hypnotherapy
Many people will suffer moments of stress and often feel anxious or incapable when having to sit an exam. I am able to recall how nerve-racking it can be to take a test. Weeks before the exam, I would experience the sensation of butterflies in my stomach. My palms get sweaty, hearts raced and I feared my memory would let m down.
It is normal toFeel stressed and anxious before an exam and feeling nervous is a natural psychological reaction. These feelings are a motivator and a way to focus us on the task, but some of us, myself included, will find the pressure overwhelming. When these feelings become intense, they can threaten your performance. Sometimes the stress can cause a person to achieve below their true potential.
Who can experience examination anxiety?
Exam nerves can affect you, at any age. It doesn’t matter how much you have revised or how much knowledge you have, the chances are they you still have a daunting feeling of panic.
Today’s society puts great importance on exams to measure a your ability . We may expect it, but the pressure can be destructive. When your nerves become out of control it leads to anxiety attacks and stress. If you do not know how to cope with these feelings, they can create a vicious circle of more destructive emotions. This has a negative impact on the subconscious mind and resulting in more general, longer term performance-based stress.
Preparing for an exam and passing it is not just about how intelligent you are, but also your emotional state. Feeling calm, relaxed, focused and confident when revising for and sitting the exam means you will be much more likely to do your best.
How hypnotherapy can help you cope with examination nerves
Hypnotherapy is a commonly method used for helping control exam nerves as it can help boost your confidence and reduce feelings of stress. It can help you develop the ability to access the calm state of mind needed to sit an examination, or cope with a potentially destructive emotions about the situation.
The positive power of hypnotherapy and visualisation methods can encourage you to clear your racing mind and approach the examination with a relaxed, focused head. Your mind has all the information you need to pass the examination, but when you experience examination stress or anxiety, your ability to concentrate will be negated. Hypnotherapy will help you recall the information easily and correctly, as well as help restore your confidence and self-esteem.
What to expect from Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy has proven effective for many people dealing with their anxieties and fears. This is why those of us suffering with examination anxiety consider the idea of hypnotherapy as a of treatment.
I will begin with an initial consultation. This is often a short telephone conversation before booking a session.
After this initial consultation, I will begin by helping you to enter a relaxed state of mind. I will then ask you to focus on the exam, ask you to focus on the physical sensations you feel when stressed, anxious or overwhelmed. Once you have recognised these feelings, I will give you calming words and suggestions. These suggestions will differ for your individual needs and situation.
The idea behind the suggestion method is that when you start to feel under pressure, negative or stressed about an upcoming examination, the suggestions and visualisations will enter your subconscious mind and help you to cope. I will also teach you valuable techniques that can help you relax and remain calm when you start to feel anxious.
Hypnotherapy can also be used to overcome your fear of failure. It can encourage you to concentrate, believe in yourself, increase your motivation and boost memory.
One session if enough to help you overcome your examination anxiety and stress.
An important part of your hypnotherapy for examination anxiety is knowing how to keep calm and relaxed, even when the pressure is mounting. We all need a little bit of stress, it is good for us and can give us the drive we need, but too much stress can be counter productive.
Visit me in my Newcastle consulting room or home visits across the North East of England.
1 to 1 sessions are also available by Skype
Hypnotherapy Home visits are available across the North East of England, From Morpeth and Ashington in the North to Middlesbrough and Darlington in the South. From Whitley Bay in the East to Hexham and Corbridge in the West
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