Exam nerves and anxiety explained
It’s completely normal to get exam nerves and everyone feels a normal degree of anxiety in life when faced with such challenges as an examination, a job interview or a visit to the dentist. However, when people feel anxious a lot of the time about many different situations it can be that anxiety is developing. This may lead to general anxiety disorder. Feelings of anxiety can be accompanied by other symptoms and issues such as:
Our approach to treating exam nerves
A common approach to working with fears and phobias is hypnotherapy (also known as hypnosis). Hypnotherapy aims to re-programme the mind and therefore change behaviour and beliefs. It involves entering a trance-like state at a point where your conscious mind becomes suppressed and your unconscious mind is released.
You are in a heightened state of awareness throughout but concentrating on the therapist’s voice, not engaged in the inner dialogue we all have with ourselves. You will be open to suggestion so that new thoughts can be introduced and behaviour changed.
Hypnotherapy can be a particularly effective treatment for fears and phobias, addictions, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive behaviour, stress-related problems such as insomnia, and pain management including during surgery and childbirth.