Test Anxiety? Hypnosis Can Help

10 Jan

One of the more common issues I help people with is test-taking anxiety. Here is a screenshot (used with kind permission) of an unsolicited email I received recently from a client who was able to pass a medical board exam which had been very challenging because of stress and nervousness:

(DISCLAIMER: Testimonials and customer reviews are not guarantees of similar results. Individual results may vary.)

I have helped many many people pass examinations which were required to progress in their careers, including bar exams, occupational certifications, and medical boards.

Helping people pass these exams is very rewarding, because usually the tests have become obstacles to moving forward in their life — leaving them feeling frustrated and stuck, especially since they know the material and often do well in practice exam situations.

Not only is there a lot of pressure coming from their own internal desire to pass, but sometimes there is also pressure from external sources such as family members… even if they are trying to be supportive.

This can cause a great deal of unproductive stress for weeks and months leading up to an important test. The internal and external pressures and demands and memories of past failures are enough to cause a person to freeze up, be paralyzed with self-doubt, and find it difficult to concentrate. A stressed, exhausted, emotional mind does not perform at it’s best!

Hypnotic techniques are used to help people increase their focus and remove unproductive thoughts and emotional distractions, such as worrying about “What’s going to happen to my future if I don’t pass?” or “I’m going to be so embarrassed and let everyone down if I fail.”

Many people are surprised to discover that helping them approach an upcoming test in a more relaxed and productive mental attitude, has a positive effect on all aspects of their daily life.

In addition to standardized written examinations, I have also helped people pass exams which involve being interviewed by a board of fellow professionals. Recently one of my clients was able to achieve first-place top score in a very competitive statewide examination, part of which required being grilled by people who needed to observe his ability to handle pressure and unexpected questions. Now he is ready and able to move onto the next level of his career.

PS. As a hypnotist, it feels great to help clients succeed and I am happy to be a part of their successes, but I always remember that they are the ones who made success happen because of their own hard work and efforts!


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One Reply to “Test Anxiety? Hypnosis Can Help”

  1. Hey Steve. I think this is a great way to help people as it is usually a minimal process (1 or 2 sessions) and can have a huge impact in the course of their life. Have you tried buying adspace in a local college paper? It’s usually dirt-cheap and many students are interested in dealing with test anxiety…


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