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Dentistry Hypnosis

People all over the world have or have had anxiety about going to the dentist. For some the anxiety is so severe that they do not ever see a dentist and let their teeth literally fall out. This anxiety can be caused from a bad experience with a dentist, fear of any potential pain, or the ill-conceived notion that our society has about going to see the dentist as being something akin to punishment. This is where hypnosis can aid in changing these modes of thought.

We’ve all had a bad experience with at dentist to one degree or another. Being made aware of our first cavity and subsequently having to have it filled. But for some people the bad experience at the dentist was traumatic. And what people find traumatic and how they respond to the trauma is different for everyone. The trauma could have been having to deal with the sound of instruments in their mouth to a painful tooth removal gone wrong. So then when it would come time to need to go to the dentist after that, the anxiety would start. Read more »

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Test Anxiety Helped by Hypnosis

We’ve all felt stress or anxiety when we’ve had to take a test. Maybe it was that spelling test in third grade, the SAT’s in high school or college finals, test anxiety is not uncommon and we’ve all felt it at some point in our lives. Even the class brain who is always calm, and maybe even smug, when test time rolls around has felt stress at test taking time. How we deal with test taking stress is what can bring success or sabotage our best efforts and thorough preparation for the test. Hypnosis has been found to aid in relieving test taking anxiety.

Test taking anxiety can be the result of one or many different things from fear of failure, thinking you haven’t studied enough, or exaggerating the importance of the test. Not to say that some tests are not extremely important, but not all of them are of the same importance.

A nurse had to take a test to re-certify for her position at a hospital that she’d held for 20 years. This was an important test and due to her test taking anxiety she failed to pass it the first time she took it. She knew that test taking anxiety had been the cause, so before taking the test again she sought the help of a hypnotherapist. Together the nurse and hypnotherapist found that her test taking anxiety was caused from her fear of losing her job and thus letting down her family.
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