Everyone knows what it feels like to stress about upcoming exams and tests. The feelings of worry, pressure and having to learn so much information leads to us feeling overwhelmed and anxious.
If you struggle with exam stress, it could be because you are putting too much pressure on yourself to succeed and then become worried and anxious about not performing as well as you had hoped. How many times have we sat exams that we know we are proficient enough to pass only to find out later that we failed? This feeling of failure can then build stress levels which can affect any later exams we attempt.
Exams and assessments can be stressful and when this stress becomes unmanageable you may find yourself experiencing physical or psychological symptoms of stress such as headaches, pain, digestive problems and difficulty sleeping. These symptoms are not just experienced by younger learners but are also found in adult learners who are facing tests or exams later in life. We all need a certain element of stress to function, to perform, but when these levels become unacceptably high, this is when we start to have the ‘fight or flight’ response.
How Hypnosis Can Help You Concentrate
Most revision guides provide information on how to revise; what they don’t give you are strategies to manage the anxiety feelings you may have even though you have revised. Too much stress can affect our mental health, which is why Hypnotherapy is of such benefit as it can allow your mind and body to cope with any unneeded pressure and see things in a rational, level headed way. Once you learn the techniques and strategies necessary to recognise and manage these feelings of anxiety, you become more capable of performing better in exam conditions and achieving higher results.
Hypnotherapy has been used for many years to help students and adults come to decrease feelings of anxiety and a sense of calm and focus can be accessed and linked to taking exams.
How Hypnotherapy Can Help You Handle Exam Nerves:
- Help to slow down a racing mind so that we can focus on the things that we can control, such as the exam preparation
- Increasing the ability to relax helps us to focus and concentrate on the task at hand
- Overcome your nerves and focus on a more empowering, positive outcome
- Lower worry and stress so you can approach the exam in a calm, relaxed manner
- Analyse your thoughts and feelings towards exams and neutralise excess worry
I use a combination of techniques to help you face your exam fears, overcome the anxiety and have the tools they need to help manage your own stress and anxiety. Hypnotherapy is used to treat the psychological and behavioural aspects of stress, and relaxation is often used as part of the treatment. Each treatment plan is designed according to individual needs.
If you are a student or adult learner who is struggling with exam stress and anxiety, please contact me for more information about how I can help you.