Test Anxiety

Most Tests Test Test-Taking

Say that five times fast!

The reality of most tests is that they assess the test-takers ability to perform on that particular type of test. This is particularly true of standardized tests and other tests that have a time-pressure on them. They were not designed to be taken in a thorough, thoughtful manner. Instead, they are a test of speed. In other words, if you’re not speedy while being accurate, in addition to recalling all of the content you need to recall, you’re out of luck.

And if you have anxiety about tests, things are even worse . . .

But they don’t have to be. You don’t have to freeze and feel like everything you’ve learned has suddenly, magically left your brain. You don’t have to have all the makings of a panic attack at the sight of a scantron sheet, a Number 2 pencil, or the mere mention of an upcoming test.

Hypnosis Can Eliminate Those Reactions

Whatever the original root cause of your anxiety was, and whenever it first came on the scene, it doesn’t matter to us as hypnotherapists. All that matters is that you have a relatively predictable, negative reaction leading up to and during tests, and there’s something you can do about that.

Hypnosis + Preparation Sets You Up for Success

The job of the student should be to learn their subject matter and practice using it. And in a perfect world, good preparation should result in good outcomes on tests. But as we all know, it doesn’t work that way, and in our increasingly competitive academic environments, it’s now more important than ever to score well on every test. That reality carries with it enormous pressure.

Over the years, we have created a test preparation process like no other in that it’s all about mindset. We work with students on:

  • Cultivating mindsets of success and ease
  • Allowing the total recall of whatever information they need, at all the right moments
  • Improving their focus and concentration
  • Using whatever stress reactions they are experiencing to their advantage
  • Shifting their thought patterns from dread to excitement

There’s much we can do on the subconscious level to jumpstart a healthier and more positive attitude about testing as well as to improve the mental and physiological performance during the actual test.

Contact us today for a consultation for yourself or your child, and if you’re looking for a daily program you can do on your own, check out our hypnosis products here

 

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