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Email Enas Saad
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Email Adam Szmerling
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Exam stress management

Managing Exam Nerves With NLP And Hypnotherapy

Nearly everyone has experienced nerves and stress related to tests and exams.  It just comes with the territory, it seems.  For some people, however, stress and exam nerves go beyond what might be considered “normal” to have a profound negative effect on test results.  The good news is that NLP and hypnotherapy can help you overcome this problem.

Stress Management Doesn’t Work

You’ve probably heard a great deal during your life about stress management.  The theory, as it goes, is that by accepting stress as an inherent part of taking exams and learning how to reduce and manage that stress, you can get through the exam with a reasonably good result.  Sounds like a good plan, right? 


The problem with stress management is simple – it doesn’t work.  Reducing stress does not help, and often leads to even more stress because you’re having difficulty managing stress.  Exam nerves don’t suddenly appear a few days before an exam, but instead can build up throughout the year a little at a time until the burden becomes overwhelming and you feel completely stressed.  All too easily, you can spend an entire year learning, studying, and understanding a subject only to fail the final exam due to stress and exam nerves that seem to stop you from properly answering questions. 

Transforming Your Approach To Exam Nerves

There is a much better approach to stress and exam nerves, and that is to turn around the way your mind anticipates and perceives stress.  Instead of accepting exam stress as inevitable, we teach you how to look forward to your exams as a way to “show off” what you have learned and how well you can perform. 


This transformational approach helps get rid of your fear and learn how to embrace the learning and exam process.  Your mind will start saying things like “I’m going to do my very best on this exam” and “This is a good time to show exactly what I have learned”.  By learning to change your approach to exams and the related stress, you can learn how to absorb information, access it easily during exam time, and use it calmly during the exam to create a solid exam performance.

How Do NLP And Hypnotherapy Help?

NLP and hypnotherapy are a powerful combination when it comes to helping with exam nerves.  Using NLP, your practitioner will teach you how to get rid of any previous bad experiences with exams, and consciously choose to model the thoughts, behaviours, and habits that create the kind of high performance you’re seeking.  Hypnotherapy is part of the treatment by addressing your unconscious mind, helping to create positive changes using a variety of techniques ranging from direct to indirect.  Your practitioner will use these hypnosis techniques to tap into your deep inner resources, allowing them to come forward and support the conscious NLP work you are doing.

How Long Will Treatment Take?

Depending on your own specific needs and situation, most issues with exam nerves and stress can be resolved in as little as one to three one-hour sessions.  This might be surprising, especially if you have a long history of exam nerves, but the combination of NLP and hypnotherapy is a very direct approach that creates powerful transformation quite quickly.