Taking an exam can be a very stressful experience and the more you think about it the more anxious and stressed you can become. When something is of vital importance to you, you cannot help but worry about its outcome. But worrying creates tension and tension is a barrier to learning and also to performing. It is important to learn the mental skill of taking a step back, and thereby dissociating from the pressure; this enables you to remain relaxed and calm, which in turn creates a state conducive to both learning easily and performing well.
The ability to relax and remain calm is a skill which everyone can learn. Relaxation is difficult when you dont know how to do it and yet amazingly easy when you do. Hypnosis is a state of relaxation at one with a state of heightened awareness and so allows you to relax and focus at the same time. Both abilities are essential to performing well in the examination room. You have to be able to create a tunnel of focus, to direct your mind and shut out distractions. With hypnosis you can learn to get in the zone.
This term is more often associated with sport than with academia. But it is vitally important to the success of both. Everyone can remember a time when it all came together, when everything flowed easily and effortlessly, be it your sport or your writing or whatever else. If you want words or symbols to flow from pen to paper easily and effortlessly when taking exams then I suggest you learn to create this state of flow intentionally, by learning the art of self hypnosis.
Many people worry that they cannot by hypnotized. But this is not so. Hypnosis is a natural state where your brain waves alter to the alpha or theta states associated with the REM state, or dreaming. It is the same state, in effect, as dreaming. And you dream every night without knowing how it happens. You just dream, although you may not even be aware of it. Many people do not realize that they dream, but I can assure you that you do, because the REM state is essential to our equilibrium. Without dreaming a state of psychosis would set in.
You can learn to use self hypnosis easily and effortlessly, at home, simply by listening to hypnosis downloads. You dont have to do anything, except to just let it happen. It really is that easy. You will find that some part of your psyche recognizes this natural state and encourages its restorative powers. Hypnosis is natural and normal, and also very powerful. You can learn to create a state of relaxed focus, a state of flow and this will stand you in good stead in every circumstance which matters to you in life, not least of all in giving you powerful exam confidence.
Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnosis downloads for hypnosis confidence.