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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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Hypnosis for Phobias

To address phobias and the potential benefits hypnosis might have in treating them, one must first look at what exactly a phobia is. A phobia is a persistent and very likely abnormal as well as irrational fear of a very specific thing or situation. The fear, or phobia, can be and is usually so great or compelling that an individual will go to great lengths to avoid the object or situation that they are afraid of, despite any and all reassurances. These individuals usually even have an understanding on a conscious level that their phobia is not truly dangerous or any real threat.

You can Google phobia and find lists that literally rank into the hundreds of various and sundry different phobias that people struggle with. Having said this, many people have phobias that they deal with on a daily basis. Some are relatively minor while others might be quite debilitating and in fact rule a person’s life. Individuals who suffer from the more extreme phobias will actually choreograph their entire life around avoidance of their phobia. This is where hypnosis and/or hypnotherapy can assist a person in gaining control over their life. Read more »