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exam nerves

Presentation & Exam nerves.

  • Does the thought of giving a presentation or taking an exam leave you feeling sick & faint?
  • Do you worry you won’t remember anything?
  • Do you get sweaty palms & butterflies?
  • Are you finding it difficult to sleep?
  • Are you suffering from loss of appetite?
  • Do you have a short temper or suffer from palpitations?

Many of us find taking an exam, driving test, or making a presentation or speech extremely nerve-racking.

Feeling nervous is a natural emotion and for lots of people, these feelings actually help to motivate them and focus their minds. However, if these feelings become intense they can have a very negative impact on your performance and ability to achieve your true potential.

There is a scientific reason for this response. It is a Sympathetic Nervous Response – commonly called the “ fight or flight” response – and it stops our ability to think “cleverly”, or cognitively problem-solve. We also have difficulty retrieving memories when we are in this state because of something called the State-Dependent Memory process.

Hypnotherapy is a very effective way of helping to control these nerves. Techniques can be taught and suggestions employed to help you clear your chattering mind, control the anxiety, and approach the exam or presentation with a cool, calm and focused state of mind. It can help you:

  • Increase confidence
  • Increase motivation
  • Learn how to control anxiety
  • Increase memory and retrieval 
  • Focus Concentration
  • Overcome fear of failure
  • Learn how to remain calm & relax

Contact me to discuss how I can help you. I shall be thrilled to answer your questions confidently and without obligation and help you discover how to overcome your nerves.