Insight Clinical Hypnosis

How can hypnotherapy help with overcoming exam anxiety?

When students suffer from a bad emotional relationship with exams, coursework, and exam conditions, they may suffer from any or all of the following problems:

Disproportionate anxiety during examination periods
Disrupted sleep, or eating patterns
Severe procrastination over revision, and coursework
Bad exam experiences, e.g. panic attacks
Consistently underachieving in exam results

These issues can have a huge negative effect on a student’s academic performance and record, but also cause enormous amounts of stress and unhappiness.

Through the use of counselling techniques, NLP, and simple visualisations methods taken from Hypnotherapy, this program will massively increase a student’s confidence, determination, and focus around exam time. It will also reduce their anxiety, improve their study skills, and improve their memory recall. All this leads to much better academic performances, and far greater emotional well-being for the student.

Whilst a certain amount of anxiety is natural around exam time, for some students it is crippling, and very damaging. However, these students can learn to overcome their anxiety, grow in confidence, and feel comfortable in exam conditions. This isn’t magic, or trickery, but simple, concentrated, techniques which allow an individual to take control of their emotional state, and remain focussed and confident whilst being challenged. This program, in just a few sessions, enables students to overcome their anxiety, and gives them the confidence to perform to their maximum ability.

Helping students learn to learn in the way that is best for them

Although we are taught many things in school, we very rarely learn the best way to learn. It is often assumed that everyone automatically knows how to study, how to revise, and how to organise their work and thoughts. It is also often assumed that everyone should study in the same way. Both of these assumptions are very dangerous, and are damaging the education of many students today.

Psychological studies have identified that students relate to learning in different ways, and that using the correct techniques for the individual can totally transform academic performance. As part of this program I will help a student identify the very best techniques for their studies, and show them how they can be implemented. Many students spend hours struggling at study activities which simply don’t help them, rather than studying the way their mind wants to learn. Learning the right techniques for them will make them feel happier, more able, and hugely improve their performance. These are techniques and ideas that every student should know.

During my seven years as a teacher I was often sad that students weren’t able to fulfil their full academic potential because of anxiety, or psychological blocks about exams and studying. I now apply the techniques and skills I’ve learned from hypnotherapy to help anyone overcome these problems, and feel safe and secure in exam environments.

My exam anxiety program uses a range of techniques to place the client fully in control of their own emotional health, and in a position where they can overcome any stress they are faced with. By simply understanding the processes that create anxiety and procrastination a student will gain a much greater ability to control the way they feel. But in addition to this I teach them specific techniques to enhance their memory, concentration, and confidence in exams.

For recent press coverage of how hypnotherapy can help teach teenagers how to better deal with their problems, see this scan of an article from the Metro newspaper.

If you think hypnotherapy can help you, or your children, to deal with problems of exam anxiety, or you simply wish to have the opportunity to maximise the academic performance of a student, contact me and set up an appointment. Remember I offer a free, no obligation, half hour consultation before your first appointment so we can discuss exactly how I can help you, and I can answer any questions about the exam anxiety and learning performance program that you may have. You can also read about the full details of my appointment system.