How can hypnotherapy help with exams?

Even the most ardent and dedicated of students end up feeling sick at the thought of exam season. Have I studied enough? Will I pass? What if I’m not good enough? What am I going to do if I fail this exam? These are all questions most, if not all, students ask themselves before an exam. 


There are students who seem to have a lot of trouble throughout the year suddenly becoming more confident as exams approach. They even end up doing pretty well on the exams. Conversely, there are also students who study as much as they can, ace everything through the year and then, lose it all during exam season. Pre-exam jitters and fears are real problems and, like all problems, they have a solution. Just like all exam questions have a solution too.

You see, the way that our minds filter and sort information about the exam seems to play a pretty important part. If you feel an enormous amount of pressure over an exam then you’ll be overtaken by your nerves. Your mind perceives the exam to be an actual threat to your safety and reacts as it would any threat. Remember though; an exam can not physically harm you. Unfortunately, the way that the brain responds to that threat is the total opposite of what you want it to be. You end up taking a flight of fight type of response and things go wrong quickly. Thought processes become confused and you can’t access the information that you need to. 

The people who consistently do well in exams are the people who can avoid that. It honestly is all about self-belief. The people who aren’t worried about failing the exam tend to do well even if they aren’t the best students. The information is still in their head and they can still do it. 

One of the things that hypnotherapy does wonderfully is boost your confidence and keep things in check in your head. Hypnotherapy can help you overcome exam nerves, anxiety and pressure, which will stop you from panicking so much about a piece of paper.

It will help you believe in yourself and motivate you towards revising successfully and effectively, and use the energy that would have been wasted on stressing out in a more productive manner. Focus your energy better and you’ll be surprised by what you can do. 

Self-hypnosis can be used along with other studying and revising techniques and can even bolster the effectiveness of other things you do to get ahead. So this exam season, rather than taking some magical pills or freaking out too much, take a hold of the situation. Give hypnotherapy a try and see what happens when you become calm, attentive, and completely focused on preparing for your exam.

The other objective is to remain relaxed and calm and alleviate the build-up of stress during exam season.

When you are calm and relaxed you are much more likely to remember information for the exam.

Then see how well you perform in the exam, and don’t forget to celebrate when you pass it with flying colours because you believed in yourself.

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Written by Biodun Ogunyemi, Certified Master Hypnotherapist ANLP,BNLP,SNLP,C.H,Dip.Hyp
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Biodun Ogunyemi is the founder of Optimind, one of the leading hypnotherapy practices within the UK. He has practised on Harley Street and is an experienced hypnotherapist, trained to the highest level in advanced hypnotherapy and NLP and is the author of over 180 hypnosis products.

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