You are not born with a phobia – it is a learned response. A response that you have simply programmed into your mind, when confronted by the phobic stimulus and sometimes, even the anticipation or thought of the situation is enough to provoke the response, the person then begins to experience the classic symptoms of panic attacks.
Exams are well known for being stressful. They put you in an unnatural environment and under a great deal of pressure. Understandably then, many people get nervous before exams, but suffering test anxiety is a different story. Having test anxiety means you’ll feel intense stress before, during and/or after exams which often makes it impossible for you to perform at your best. You may feel physically sick, your heart will race and you may even experience panic attacks. All of these sensations coupled with negative self-talk (“I’m going to fail” etc.) stop your brain from being able to retrieve memories. It also makes it harder for you to think clearly and understand the question.
Hypnotherapy shows you how to enjoy the learning process and find it easy and natural to study and to learn. The pressure that most students experience when an exam or test is imminent can be extremely frustrating. You can have revised and have considerable knowledge and yet the moment you enter the exam room, your nerves get the better of you and your mind goes blank.
Each and everyone of us as an individual has the resources inside us to change.
Hypnotherapy can really help individuals suffering from a fear of exams. Using hypnotherapy to discover the root cause of the fear can then enable the issue to be dealt with by communicating with the subconscious mind to re-evaluate thinking patterns and behaviour. Hypnotherapy can also help an individual to relax and access a calm, focused state of mind to help them control their fear.
If you suffer from fear of exams, the first thing to do is contact the HypnoHut and book an initial free consult with us. We will assess with you what your needs are. During this we will explain to you how it all works, what to expect. Should you decide at that point that you would wish to proceed, we will develop a treatment plan that will enable and empower you to move beyond your fear of exams.