How to Pass Exams and Develop a
Do you need help with passing
Perhaps you are one of the millions
who suffer from exam nerves and stress. Hypnotherapy
can help with memory enhancement and
improvement as well as study motivation and the general
stress and pressure of being a student.
General Information on Hypnosis for
Memory and Exam Success
Research on hypnosis as a tool to
directly improve memory is mixed, but there is no doubt
that these techniques can provide invaluable aids to
study and memory skills in many indirect ways.
Exam success and confidence in
preparing for exams can often seem to depend as much on
your state of mind as on academic knowledge. Imagine if
you approached every exam confident, focused, relaxed
and with a clear mind.
Imagine what you could achieve!
Revision, essay deadlines and general
study pressure can all mount up to cause worry and
stress - and then there's the exams themselves. Passing
exams often seems to be as much about testing your
temperament as your knowledge.
Some people seem to be able to pass
exams or remember all kinds of facts and figures without
putting in a substantial amount of work and guess what?
It's not because of the amount of brain cells they're
carrying around in their head - it's just that they are
able to use their mind in a relaxed, confident and
organised way in order to achieve exam success.
Hypnosis for exam skills, hypnosis for
memory improvement and hypnosis for what is becoming
known as general student stress, are all easily
accessible, whether you need help with A levels, GCSEs,
university finals or any other academic issue.
Exam stress and poor memory represent
two very common reasons for clients seeking
hypnotherapy. Learning self-hypnosis and working on
powerful self suggestions can certainly help with
preparing for exams in terms of study and revision.
Concentration and Focus
Three Tips for Focus and
Focus and concentration are powerful
things. When you are able to focus your energy, you can
bring about any result you want. You can manifest
anything. When you focus and concentrate your energy on
a goal, you automatically begin thinking about it and
taking steps towards it. The more focused you are, the
faster you will be able to achieve it. Just think what
you could accomplish with a little focus and
Use your imagination to connect your
emotions to your actions. Let’s say you have to study
for some kind of exam and it’s a subject you have
absolutely zero interest in. Your mind naturally wanders
to something else that you are interested in, something
that makes you feel better so you aren’t so bored.
Maybe it’s a movie you enjoyed recently. So what you
do is imagine the actors in that movie are acting out or
just saying the words of whatever it is you’re
studying. You’ve livened up the topic and you’re
going to remember what you’re studying.
Add some music. Want to move a piece
of information from short-term memory to long-term
memory? Try singing it as you repeat it. For example,
you need to memorize a phone number so you look it up.
Sing the number five or six times and it will stick with
you much longer than if you just repeat it. Add in a few
dance moves as well and you’ll really make it stick.
When you have trouble focusing your
mind, try journaling. Getting into the habit of writing
about your thoughts ever day will help you see what your
mind is focusing on so you can put the focus where you
want it to be.
How To Improve Concentration Using
Knowing how to improve concentration
is vital when you want to perform at your best, study a
new topic or pay close attention to someone or
something. Luckily you can improve concentration in the
same way you can become fitter or stronger by going to
Hypnosis is a useful tool in teaching
you how to improve concentration. To achieve a natural
deeply relaxed state, you gradually narrow your focus of
attention and turn your attention inwards, teaching
yourself to concentrate and focus.
A simple hypnosis technique to achieve
a deeply relaxed state and to improve concentration is
the “Body Scan” exercise.
1. Lie down in a warm, comfortable
position, with your arms by your side. Take a moment or
two to settle down your body and adjust your position,
maybe aligning your back or stretching out your legs,
until you are truly comfortable.
2. Focus all your attention on one
leg, quieting down your awareness of other parts of your
body. It doesn’t matter if it’s your right or left
leg, just chose one leg for now. Move all your attention
to that leg and as you become aware of the pressure of
the leg on the mat or the mat on the leg, use your
internal voice to say “my leg is incredibly heavy”
three times, slowly and calmly.
3. Now change your focus of attention
and become aware of the whole body. Starting at the
toes, imagine a warming, comforting coating or energy
moving gently up from your toes over your ankles and
spreading gently over your calves and shins. Allow this
“body scan” to progress at your own speed up over
the legs onto the belly, back, neck and finally over
your face until your whole body is warm and relaxed.
4. Similar to step 2, focus on the
opposite leg, and narrowing your attention down to this
leg only repeat “my leg is incredibly heavy” three
times, slowly and calmly.
5. Repeat step 3, with the full body
scan. Maybe you imagine an orange or red glow warming up
your body, or maybe some other colour, what ever is
right for you and allows you to relax more deeply.
6. Similar to step 2 and 4, now focus
on both legs, and this time repeat “my legs are
incredibly heavy” three times.
7. Repeat the body scan.
8. Go back to step 2, this time
focussing on one arm and repeat “my arm is incredibly
heavy” three times, slowly and calmly. Repeat the body
9. By now, you’ve probably got the
idea :>) Move onto your other arm, do a body scan and
then focus on both arms together. This whole process may
take you anything from 8 to 15 minutes if you are going
at a calm, relaxed pace. Repeat the whole exercise again
if you have time, or wish to deepen your relaxation.
Focussing your mind and reducing
mental chatter helps to improve concentration. Use
hypnosis to teach you how to improve concentration,
enabling you to perform at your best, study a new topic
or pay closer attention to someone or something.
Using Hypnosis for Fear of Public
If the thought of standing up in front
of a group of people and giving a talk turns your knees
to jelly, you are not alone. Many people also have a
fear of public speaking. The worst thing is if you have
to give a speech and just cannot get out of it. All
those eyes upon you while you tremble with a dry mouth
and shaking voice. It seems at that moment that nothing
is more embarrassing. So what can you do? You might
consider using hypnosis for your fear of public
speaking. It’s safe and natural, and very easy.
Why do you have a fear of public
speaking in the first place? Well, somewhere along the
line you’ve learned to invoke the fight or flight
response whenever you’re in a public speaking
situation. What you have to do is somehow un-learn that
response. You can do it through cognitive behavioral
therapy, or you can use certain medications that help
you relax, but why bother when there’s a faster and
easier method that has no side effects?
Hypnosis allows you to break down the
barrier between your conscious and unconscious minds.
You can get into your unconsciousness, where your fears
are stored to see why you are afraid of public speaking.
You can learn how to use deep breathing to trigger a
relaxation response so that you stay calm and cool in
public speaking situations. By using hypnosis for fear
of public speaking, you can learn how to feel relaxed
and refreshed all of the time, especially when speaking
to groups of people.
Tips to Increase Your Public
Cat got your tongue? Most people
become completely tongue tied and suffer a complete case
of memory loss when it comes to public speaking. Anxiety
and nerves take over and all intelligent thought leaves.
The majority of people are not aware that they probably
go through the day breathing all wrong! Learning to
breathe correctly, and deeply during anxious times, can
be used as an instant calming technique. Proper
breathing merely entails inhaling from the nose and
exhaling from the mouth. Since we don't pay attention to
our breathing, in the beginning you will find this
taxing. You might even catch yourself inhaling through
the mouth and then suddenly try to breathe through the
nose. Exhale, relax and start again.
Taking deep breaths prior to your
speaking engagement will actually calm your entire body.
It will give you a chance to compose your mind and
thoughts before speaking. Breathe in, breathe out. Do
this five times and let your body go completely limp.
This anxiety-relieving practice will loosen tense
muscles, calm your racing heart and enable you to focus
on the matter at hand.
Another way to build your confidence
is good old fashioned preparation. The key here is the
first three letters - pre, meaning before. Prepare for
public speaking engagement at least a day before will
lessen anxiety. If you go into this knowing ahead what
you will be speaking about, you will be less likely to
panic when it's "showtime". Consider using
index cards and writing down the topic of each part of
your speech on an individual card. On the back of a card
that is labeled, for example, "productivity",
you might list several points you want to discuss such
as "increasing productivity", "combating
low productivity" and so on. These cue cards will
enable you to relax, concentrate and enjoy public
speaking with confidence!
Using Hypnosis For Overcoming
Have you ever avoided doing something
so long that it started nagging at you? Procrastination
really just doubles your problems because you have the
thing you need to do, and you have the stress and
anxiety of avoiding it. It just makes sense to face
whatever it is you have to do and just do it…but how?
If you are a habitual procrastinator, using hypnosis for
overcoming procrastination could be the answer for you.
Some people seem to get so many things
done effortlessly, while others can’t seem to get past
the first thing on their list. And then you run up
against an unpleasant task, so you start avoiding it.
Maybe you have a deadline, but you just keep pushing
that task away until suddenly the deadline is here, and
you’re under even more stress than before. Every time
this happens, you tell yourself it will be the last.
You’ll get organized, you’ll get things done, you
won’t wait until the last minute…but you just
can’t seem to follow through.
If you’ve never considered using
hypnosis for overcoming procrastination, you may be
skeptical. What you may not know is that hypnosis is
actually a deep state of relaxation in which you are
very aware, not asleep. Everyone can be hypnotized and
it’s completely safe. You are never out of control of
yourself and you are aware of what you are doing. While
under hypnosis, you can use phrases like,
“Procrastination is a thing of the past,” and “You
are now the type of person that completes what you
start” to change the way you go about things. You can
use hypnosis to overcome your procrastination.
How to Believe in Yourself: It’s
Easier than You Think
You might think it’s the lack of
opportunity, you might think it’s your parents’
fault, but in reality, the number one thing standing
between you and your dreams is the fact that you don’t
believe in yourself. Luck and the kindness of strangers
will only take you so far. If you want to reach your
goals, you have to learn how to believe in yourself.
It really doesn’t matter what anyone
else thinks. No matter what odds you’re up against,
you will succeed if you believe in yourself. You can’t
depend upon anyone else to make it happen; you are the
only one can walk your path. If you think you’re going
to fail, you probably will. But if you change your
thinking around, you can achieve anything.
If you have low self-esteem, believing
in yourself is a tough leap to make and you might want
to get some help. A good way to do this is to find a
mentor. It could be your boss, someone in your
community, or maybe an older friend or family member.
You can be casual in your approach or you can ask them
more formally, explaining why you chose them and what
you’re looking for. Most people would be flattered!
Have you ever heard the saying “Do
one thing every day that scares you?” Taking risks is
an important part of learning how to believe in
yourself. Even if you start out taking one tiny risk
each day, you’re making baby steps that will increase
as your belief in yourself increases. Think of one thing
you’ve always wanted to do and just do it! Remember
this: there is no such thing as mistakes. Every misstep
you make is a learning opportunity.
Fear of Failure: Don’t Let it
Rule Your Life
Just about everyone has a fear of
failure to one degree or another. We are a society in
which failure is one of the worst things imaginable. We
attach so much of our self-worth to success, so failing
at something—anything—makes us feel like we have no
value. Many of us feel that when we fail, other people
feel sorry for us, and there’s nothing worse than
pity. We may tell ourselves that failure brings us one
step closer to success or that we are learning from our
mistakes, but those pithy words of wisdom don’t erase
the stigma of failure.
Every situation we find ourselves in,
both good and bad, can be a learning experience, but
unless we truly feel that in our hearts, it doesn’t
matter what we tell ourselves about failure.
Some of us fear failure because we
have unrealistic expectations for our lives. We have a
great need to feel that we are better than others; we
certainly need to feel better about ourselves anyway. A
fear of failure undermines that good feeling, that need
to be better than anyone else. And it’s also
unrealistic. No matter how well you do something, there
is always someone else who can do it better. The chances
of us being the very best in the world at something are
very, very slim. And if you feel that you HAVE to be the
best, you’re just setting yourself up for failure.
We must find a way to break the
destructive cycle that fear of failure causes. We have
to realize that failure is a natural part of life, and
the only way to completely avoid failure is to not try,
and that’s no way to live. Once we come to accept
failure as just a step in the process, we will be able
to be rid of that paralyzing fear.
Tips for Overcoming Fear Of
Do you ever feel like something is
holding you back – only to realize that that something
is yourself? Do you find that you ‘get in your own
way’ and even denounce your achievements and
accomplishments; seeking ways in which you can denigrate
yourself enough to lose what you've gained – which in
turn leads you to falter, waver, and eventually lose
your momentum? If so, chances are that you’ve got a
fear of success. While it may sound like a strange idea,
it is a problem that affects many people and ensures
that achievement is always just beyond their grasp. If
you suffer from it, overcoming fear of success can give
you a new lease of life and help you achieve all the
good things you deserve.
Through simple techniques, hypnosis
can help you redefine your ideas of success, realize
with greater clarity what success really means to you
and motivate you to achieve that success. Overcoming
fear of success will help you achieve in every area of
your life, restoring your confidence and providing you
with the motivation to aim ever higher.
Overcoming fear of success will help
you shed the negative beliefs that you are undeserving
of all the good things and recognition that come your
way. You will then be able to rid yourself of the guilt,
confusion and anxiety you currently feel when you do
achieve success. Once you have conquered this fear, you
will find yourself leading a more fulfilling, enriched
Learn how to be More Assertive:
Tips You Can Use Right Now
How to be more assertive is actually
quite easy once you know what to say. Assertive
communication is based on three things:
1) you summarize the other person’s
2) you let the other person know how you feel about it,
3) you make a request on how the other person can
specifically change that behaviour.
For example, a co-worker keeps parking
in your designated space. You respond by saying, “When
you park in my space (part 1) I feel frustrated because
I have to go hunting for another spot and that makes me
late for work (part 2). I need you to not park in my
space (part 3). Remember these key words: state facts,
feelings, and requirements.
Another key to learning assertive
communication is calmness and clarity. You don’t call
names or accuse the other person of anything insidious.
Focusing on your feelings will help you to achieve your
requirements and get a positive response from the
person, rather than an aggressive response. If
necessary, practice what you have to say in the mirror
or with a friend or family member until you feel
comfortable. Few people like confrontation, but it’s
important to stand up for yourself and it will become
easier the more you do it.
The attainable key to assertive
communication is staying calm and sounding confident,
even when you don't feel it 100%. This can be practised
at a deep level using hypnosis, to condition your mind
and body to having a positive experience of being
assertive. Practising assertive communication using
hypnosis allows you to visualise what it would be like
to stay calm, even when someone tries to put you down,
and continue getting your point across.
You can learn how to be more
assertive. It may require you to come out of your
comfort zone and communicate in ways you never have
before, but you’ll find that the benefits are
enormous. You won’t feel like a doormat anymore and
your self-esteem will increase, too, because your taking
positive steps for yourself.
Is a Fear of Confrontation Running
People who have a fear of
confrontation are almost deathly afraid of any kind of
conflict. We’d all like to have life go along smoothly
with everyone getting along. Unfortunately, though, that
isn’t always the case. Disagreements and arguments pop
up from time to time as a natural part of life. The
thought of a little spat can send some people into a
cold sweat, and their anxiety about confrontations can
keep them from having relationships and achieving their
And this isn’t as uncommon as you
may think. Anywhere from 20-50% of all people fear
confrontation in varying degrees.
A fear of confrontation is about one
thing: control. You want to be in control to such a
degree that you can’t deal with someone else
disagreeing with you. Or you’ve felt rejected—which
causes a feeling of loss of control-- by someone in a
confrontation at some point in your life so you do
everything you can to avoid having that unpleasant
It’s ok to want to get along with
people, but a fear of confrontation gets out of control
when you can’t stand up for yourself. For example,
you’re in an abusive relationship and you accept the
abuse rather than confront your abuser. Or someone takes
credit for work you’ve done on your job and you keep
quiet about it just to keep the peace. In the end, you
just feel trapped and frustrated.
But you can end your fear of
confrontation, and hypnosis can help. Hypnosis allows
you to reprogram your mind so that you no longer have
your fear. You are able to stay relaxed and focused in a
confrontation, and respond rationally rather than
Tips on How to Increase Emotional
We all know what I.Q. is and how
it’s used to measure success in school, but did you
know there is a different kind of predictor for success
in life? It’s called emotional intelligence, or E.Q.,
and many experts believe it’s far more important than
I.Q. Emotional intelligence is our ability to identify
our feelings, as well as others’ feelings, and to
manage those emotions well. You can use the following
tips as a guide on how to increase your emotional
Language is a powerful thing, and one
of the most important tools in learning how to increase
your emotional intelligence. If you use words that
describe what you’re doing in the moment, you increase
your sense of identity. Instead of feeling something,
like anger, and identifying it later by saying “I was
angry,” try to stay clued in to what you’re feeling
all the time. Take a moment to identify your anger as
it’s happening and say to yourself, “I am angry.”
It’s a small difference, but very powerful in helping
you raise your E.Q.
Another important step in learning how
to increase your emotional intelligence is to see
yourself as an active participant in your life, rather
than a victim. It’s easy to believe that someone else
caused something to happen to us or made us feel a
certain way, and much more difficult to take
responsibility for our feelings and actions. Think about
kids: so many times you hear kids say something like
“She made me mad so I hit her.” As adults, we have
to get out of that frame of mind and take responsibility
by saying, “I am mad at her for what she said to
me.” It’s not always easy to turn around our way of
thinking, but the rewards are enormous.
How To Overcome A Lack Of
Motivation At Work
It happens to all of us at some stage
– there is a particular task to be done at work and
you just can’t motivate yourself to do it. This
procrastination or downright disinterest can lead to
stress levels soaring. While you know that you are
capable of doing a good – even great – job, your
energy and enthusiasm just aren’t there. Lack of
motivation at work can be highly unpleasant and may even
jeopardize your chances of career success.
Put simply, motivation is the force
that makes us do things. Motivation is an essential life
skill – it is what inspires us to complete a task.
Since so many of us derive at least part of our sense of
identity from our jobs, lack of motivation at work can
be crippling and lead to low self-esteem and even quite
severe depression as those suffering it miss the sense
of accomplishment and satisfaction that comes from doing
a job to the best of one’s ability.
Of course, true motivation comes from
deep inside us. When it comes from the core of our
being, we are fully involved in setting goals and
achieving them. In order to achieve greater satisfaction
and enjoy a more fulfilling work life, we need to get in
touch with our core selves and remove the obstacles that
are holding us back at a fundamental level. Hypnosis is
a proven and effective way to overcome a lack of
motivation at work and help people achieve perform
Using Hypnosis for Job Interview
For many people, the very thought of a
job interview can cause an attack of the nerves:
butterflies in the stomach, dry mouth, and weak knees.
Sometimes, the thought of a job interview can even
trigger a panic attack. If this happens to you, you
might be interested in some tips on using hypnosis for
job interview anxiety.
If the thought of a job interview
makes you nervous, you have what is called anticipatory
anxiety, and it is very common. Many people have it over
all sorts of situations. You need to try to relax and
calm down, and there are several ways to do this. First,
make sure you are completely prepared for the interview.
Have your clothes picked out, any materials you are
bringing ready, and make sure you get a good night’s
sleep beforehand. Also remember that life goes on after
the interview, so try to keep it all in perspective. You
should also practice some deep breathing exercises,
breathing from the diaphragm and not your chest. This
will trigger a relaxation response that will soon become
second nature to you.
Now, if you do all of these things and
you still feel nervous, you might want to consider using
hypnosis for your job interview anxiety. Hypnosis is
really no more than a way to get into a deeply relaxed
state, during which you are able to access your
unconscious mind, where your fears and anxiety are
stored. You will be able to replace any negative
thoughts you are having about your job interview with
positive thoughts. As a result, you will find that your
anxiety over the interview is greatly relieved, if not
completely gone. You will feel relaxed, refreshed, and
much more confident in yourself and your abilities.
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