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Under Pressure

Updated: Jan 8

Mock Exams are just around the corner.....

Exam pressure can be a real problem for some of us and with so much riding on the results, is it any wonder that we can all get a bit stressed about exams. Trying to remember everything you’ve learnt all year in the space of a couple of hours can be overwhelming. Sweaty palms, hearts racing, knotty stomach, etc.

Feeling stressed or anxious before an exam is perfectly natural, who likes Exams??

Some people can find the nervous feelings useful for motivating them but some of us can find these feelings overwhelming and stressful


Who will Experience Exam Stress?

Absolutely anyone. Any age and even if you’ve revised day and night, you might still feel nervous about the actual exam and feel panicky.

Unfortunately, exams are everywhere, school, university and work so we can’t avoid them.

When nerves become uncontrollable, they can lead to anxiety attacks and stress and if the person doesn’t know how to cope with these feelings, they can feel like they are in a cycle of anxiety.

Revising and taking exams is not just about revising, it’s about how calm and relaxed you feel. If you feel confident and focused, you are much more likely to get the best result you can.

Hypnotherapy can help you to achieve this state of mind. It had to be learned but it’s possible.

How can Hypnotherapy help with exam stress?

Hypnotherapy can be used to help control Exam nerves as it can help boost confidence and reduce feelings of anxiety. Hypnotherapy can help to reach a calmness and a relaxed state of mind, that can help you to cope with a stressful situation, like taking an exam.

Hypnotherapy uses the power of suggestion to help people visualise themselves taking exams with a cool head.

A few other simple techniques that can be helpful for Exam pressure are:


  • Remember to breathe and count to four with each breath, in and out

  • Get up and go for a walk when it all becomes a bit too much. Exercise is great for clearing your head and seeing things with a fresh perspective

  • And always remember to take a break, ideally every 45 minutes. Give your brain time to regroup and then start afresh, ready to tackle anything

Get in touch if you’d like some help with Exam pressure, hypnotherapy can help!


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