Sunday, April 17, 2016

Exam Anxiety | My Clinical Hypnotherapy Experience

Hey guys!

It's the time of the year where most of us just want to bury our heads away from all the work and hide till the summer. Whether High School, Sixth Form, College or University. At all levels intense preparation is required for the exams. For me it has never been as easy as it sounds. Studying then completing the tests. Being someone who is overly organised and a perfectionist I get easily worked up and stressed about exams.
So when I was given the opportunity to take part in psychological research to hopefully reduce my exam anxiety I was totally up for it. From a young age I have been very anxious before and during exams. Sometimes my mind just goes blank or I seem to think that it has even when I know the whole content off by heart and fully understood everything minutes before the exam. From studying Psychology at A Level I already heard and knew that hypnotherapy is a quite effective kind of treatment and it is definitely better than taking drugs for things such as anxiety. I have previously seen people getting hypnotised but somehow I refused to believe that it would be possible for someone to hypnotise me. I felt like I was going to be stronger or more resistant to it.

 However, after my first session of hypnotherapy I felt like all the worries and stresses in my life had fallen off my shoulder. I am always in a rush when I am walking. That day I felt like just taking my time. My head felt so light, not empty but light. I was still aware of the exams that I had to study for and the blog work I had to complete but it felt possible to complete everything without any worries.
Soon I realised we are in control of our brains. It will do as told. I know  that I knew this already but somehow hypnotherapy gave me the prove for this. Soon after my 3 sessions of hypnotherapy I had to complete my Maths and Chemistry module exams at university. I didn't shake, my mind didn't go blank, my heart wasn't racing. I have never been calmer before in my life. My point is clinical hypnotherapy is amazing and I wish this was readily available to all students. It only took 3 sessions to "fix me" and I was also taught very simple but effective breathing techniques which I am still using. Hopefully, I will notice some changes and still feel as calm in my main examinations.



  1. Thanks for this great aticle.. Hypnotherapy is widely endorsed as a treatment for habit breaking, stress related issues and for a range of long-term conditions. Also very effective in Letting go of the past & moving forward in a positive manner with goal setting & mindset changes.


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