It’s rare to find anyone who actually enjoys sitting for an exam but for many, exam stress can cause extreme anxiety and be overwhelming. Even the anticipation of being tested may trigger a stress response, often resulting in physical reactions, including nausea, headaches, sleepless nights, an increased heart rate and panic attacks. Exam anxiety can be helped with hypnotherapy by looking into the deeper psychological reasons behind your fears and any negative beliefs stored in the subconscious mind.*
During hypnosis at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will explain how the relaxation response can be activated with effective calming methods, strengthening your coping mechanisms and releasing your true potential.* The origin of your fears relating to exam nerves will be determined, which could include any situation where you feel you are being tested.* Stress can be due to a fear of not living up to expectations and that you may let others down, or believe that your future relies purely on gaining a good result. Parents are often responsible for putting pressure on their children to succeed even from an early age, comparing themselves or siblings who may be high achievers.
This learned behaviour may have resulted in a fear that you will forget everything you once you are being tested and memory recall and concentration is greatly dependent on a relaxed state of mind. Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool which can be used to improve your focus during your revision and your exam.* You may have been outside of education for a number of years and need help to re-establish a discipline for career related study.
Hypnosis is a completely safe therapeutic process which can help to not only overcome exam stress, but also in other testing situations such as taking a driving test or improving presentation skills during an interview.* Hypnotherapy will enable you to create positive change by tapping into the subconscious mind and replacing any negative and limiting beliefs which have been the cause of your anxiety.* A positive perception of the test environment can be achieved through visualisation techniques, increased motivation and an affirmation of achieving your goals.*
For more information about how hypnotherapy can help you overcome exam stress, call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855 027