Hypnotherapy for Exam Nerves

Exam Nerves

Hypnotherapy for Exam Nerves in Wolverhampton & Wombourne; how it works and how many sessions you might need.

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Almost everybody suffers Exam Nerves, or can recall suffering at the thought of having to take a test or exam and although a degree of “stress” is actually useful (it helps you to focus on the task) when being tested, it is important that exam nerves don’t overwhelm you as this can impede your performance.

In almost all cases these nerves are produced as a result of what we call “anticipatory” anxiety – that is, anxiety CREATED by thinking negatively about what it will be like.

Practical things you can do to reduce Exam Nerves

Try to avoid overdoing it with coffee, or other caffeine drinks such as “Coca-Cola” or “Red Bull” before an exam as the caffeine in these drinks acts as a stimulant and can cause an increase in heart rate which actually impedes your ability to think clearly.

You can reduce the effects of the stress that may be contributing to your exam nerves by making sure that you keep active, taking in plenty of oxygen as this can help to dissipate the “spare” Adrenalin that the stress triggers to be released into the bloodstream.

Also, make sure that you are getting plenty of sleep in the period coming up to the exam as your Brain is more likely to be able to assimilate and utilise the knowledge that is stored in there given enough restful sleep.

Learn how to relax by “progressive” muscle relaxation techniques.

This involves working from the top of your head right down to the tips of your toes by sitting back, concentrating for a moment on the muscles, tensing those muscles for a few moments, and then relaxing them as you breathe slowly out.

If you spend 20 minutes or so working your way down your body in your mind, you will find that you become significantly more relaxed.

Coping with Exam Nerves

Why do some people get exam nerves and not others?

The answer to this question has much to do with your personal experiences and your personality type.

Whilst many people do not suffer nerves, a great many do and this is what is known as “social phobia” in that people often feel like they “have to do well” in exams in order to avoid the negative consequences of other people’s criticism.

Often the pressure to succeed can be so ingrained in the early years of character development that anything other than “fantastic” results can be seen as “failure”, even those this may in fact be “self-imposed” and not due to either parental or per pressure.

It should be clear that “making mistakes” is a normal human characteristic and that people CAN make mistakes without being judged upon those mistakes.

Effective Hypnotherapy for Exam Nerves in Wolverhampton

Therapists have been offering Hypnotherapy for Exam Nerves for many years. Today, Hypnotherapy is supported by scientific evidence that shows how helpful this complementary therapy can be.

However, Hypnotherapy for Exam Nerves is NOT a “magical Cure”. This is because your personality, your willingness to change and a number of other factors play a significant role in how well any type of therapy works.

Because Hypnosis is very relaxing and provides a high degree of self-insight, most people find that just being able to relax more is a significant part of getting better. The more relaxed you become, the easier you will find it to solve your Exam Nerves problems.

What Happens in the Hypnotherapy for Exam Nerves Sessions?

Hypnotherapy for Exam Nerves normally involves a number of sessions which are held weekly. We suggest that most people will get the best results from a course of three sessions, or more, depending on how long you have been suffering for.

The process of hypnotherapy we use in the clinic involves you sitting comfortably in one of our therapy chairs whilst you listen to Joan’s voice. She will discuss with you the specific situations or the triggers that lead to your Exam Nerves problems. This will allow her to develop the most appropriate metaphors and suggestions to help you to deal with any negative feelings and to help you cope with the symptoms more effectively.

Over the course of the hypnotherapy sessions you will explore previous experiences that may have led to negative feelings and you will learn to develop a range of coping mechanisms.

At Wolverhampton Hypnotherapy we make use of an audio system called the “Hypno-Com”. Joan uses this to talk to you through a headphone and microphone system whilst blending relaxing music into the background. The Hypno-Com systems create a highly effective therapeutic environment that assists the treatment.

How Many Sessions of Hypnotherapy for Exam Nerves will I Need?

Whilst it’s impossible to be prescriptive about the number of sessions required, most people will find that somewhere between four and ten sessions will produce the desired results. Joan offers pre-paid courses of Hypnotherapy for Exam Nerves.

You can view the fees and pay for your course by PayPal on our Fees page.

Confidential Initial Assessments for Hypnotherapy for Exam Nerves

Initial Consultations for Hypnotherapy for Exam Nerves

Joan offers a completely Confidential Initial Assessment for Hypnotherapy for Exam Nerves which lasts about 45 mins to an hour. If you’d like to have a chat about it, please click on the button below to get in touch.

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