Test taking anxiety can affect people in many different ways – from forgetting information, to nausea, headaches, depression and a sense of failure. Test anxiety can get so bad that some people simply give up, don’t take the test and walk away defeated. Once they’ve gotten into the habit of trying and failing, failure starts to show up in many areas of their life. It’s a vicious cycle and no matter how hard someone tries to convince him or herself that its all in the mind and they should just “get over it,” the worse they feel. In one aspect they’re right, it is all in the mind – and you just aren’t able to “get over it.”
In my role as a hypnotist I’ve seen clients as young as 9 and as old as 60 who have come to see me because of test anxiety. The self-doubt and lack of confidence become firmly embedded in their beliefs and with as little as two hypnosis sessions, the clients are able to feel good about themselves, have greater confidence, and not go into that spiraling feeling of self-defeat – AND – they are able to pass their exams!
Read One Person’s Results Using Hypnosis to Overcome Test Taking Anxiety:
“I decided to look into hypnotherapy as I was not sure what else to do. I had taken a state exam 3 times in order to be able to continue on with my career path and each time came painfully close, but not close enough to pass the exam. I began to realize that although the material within the test was tough I was developing test anxiety and became more and more discouraged with each exam. I had heard that hypnotherapy would help with test anxiety and I was willing to give it a shot. Willow explained to me the process of hypnotherapy and eased my mind. After two sessions I noticed a considerable difference in my overall outlook on life. I began to believe in myself and took the test for the 4th time. The anxiety built up each time I had taken the test as one must wait a month for the results. This time was different as the hypnotherapy trained my mind to relax upon entering the test location on the day of the test. I worked on my breathing and everything that Willow had mentioned during the session. I left the exam feeling confident and quite pleased that I finally felt like I knew what I was doing. I awaited the long 30 days to receive my results. I PASSED! I really, really PASSED! I think the hypnotherapy sessions gave me the ability to believe in myself and overcome the doubt I was facing for the past several months! Thank you Willow for your assistance! Hypnotherapy is so calming and relaxing and I have shared my story with friends and family! It is amazing how two sessions could help me with test anxiety and allowed me to continue on with my career! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!” A.K.