Using Hypnosis NLP in Dallas Fort Worth can replace test anxiety with better exam prep and confident test taking

Can Hypnosis help You get rid of Test Anxiety? 
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It has for many people just like You! 

 

Using Hypnosis and NLP, I’ve helped a lot of people develop Test Confidence.  For the most part, it’s helping my clients become more aware of Negative Self Talk and teaching them to use Positive Self Talk and Self Suggestion.

 

Test Anxiety usually starts in Elementary or Mid School, carries into High School, continues through College, and can even follow a person into their professional life.  It’s a common obstacle for many people. 
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Most of my clients come from the Dallas / Fort Worth area, including Southlake, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Frisco, Plano, McKinney, and even as far as Austin, Houston, and Oklahoma and other states. 
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Something I’ve noticed – Test Anxiety usually is a result of temporary amnesia!  If you’re like most people, you study, take notes in class, study some more and then when you sit down to take the test – that first question just stumps you – your Mind goes BLANK!*
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You know that first question where you fill in the blank?  Your name!  You say to yourself “Oh I knew it this morning, I knew it five minutes ago, why can’t I think of this.  What’s my name?”  And then it just goes downhill from there. 
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Well, it might not be quite that drastic, but it seems that bad sometimes, doesn’t it? 
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What is Test Anxiety?  It’s that:*
  • Knot in your Stomach
  • Nervousness
  • Headache
  • Anticipation
  • Muscle tightness
  • Even PANIC
  • Faster heart beat / pounding heart
  • Rapid or shallow breathing
  • And that fear that even though you know the material, you’re still not going to make a good score, maybe even fail!   
    Test Anxiety destroys confidence and lowers performance. 
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Here are some of the aspects of Test Anxiety:*
  • Fear of disappointing parents
  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of looking “stupid”
  • Procrastination (that “what’s the use attitude”)
  • Pressure to get into college (or job promotion)
  • Inflating the test’s importance
  • Low self-esteem
    Poor decision-making (like staying up all night and studying)
    Negative thoughts
    Stress
  • Insomnia – tossing and turning
  • Worry
  • Doubt
  • And for some, a fear of “looking smart” – not fitting in with their friends! 

Test Anxiety is not limited to written tests.  It can be a performance test where someone demonstrates their ability to do a particular task or skill.  It can also be a physical test – for sports or military.*

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Some tests are for school – high school / college, but some are for professional development or promotions.  I’ve worked with many police officers, fire fighters, EMTs, medical personnel, Military personnel, and others who came to me to help minimize Test Anxiety and help boost their Test taking Confidence. 

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And there are other forms of Test Anxiety.  Here are just a few of examples:

  • Auditions
  • Cheer leader trials
  • Acting
  • Musical
  • Modeling
  • Some types of job interviews
  • Sports tryouts – especially NFL combines
  • Presenting business proposals
  • Driver’s license test 
    And then there are different types of college entrance exams:
    • LSAT – Law School Administration Test
    • GMAT – Graduate Management Administration Test
    • SAT – Scholastic Aptitude Test
    • ACT – American College Testing
    • GRE – Graduate Record Exam 
    • And of course in Texas we have the TAKS – Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills -- a standardized test used in primary and secondary schools here in Texas to assess students’ attainment of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies skills as required under Texas education standards. 
    • California has a similar tool the “STAR” – Standardized Testing and Reporting. 
      Do you want to dramatically improve your ability to score well on tests and exams?   
      Using Hypnosis and learning Self Hypnosis techniques to use during the tests will help you:
      • Be more Confident taking tests
      • Maximize your study time
      • Minimize any stress related to taking tests
      • Sleep better (as you should) the night before the test
      • Retain more information and be able to recall it much more easily using some very simple techniques
      • Be more alert and focused
      • Improve your test scores
      • Minimize unnecessary distractions
      • Develop more effective study habits 
        Using Hypnosis and NLP, you can let go of negative beliefs – fears, doubt, nervousness and develop a much greater Confidence.   Hypnosis helps a person by reprogramming the SubConsious Mind and replacing those negative beliefs from the past with positive beliefs.    

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Along with helping clients change those negative beliefs to positive beliefs, Hypnosis and NLP can also help you reduce stress caused by those fears and negative thoughts.  Stress is a byproduct of Text Anxiety and Stress can make the Test Anxiety worse – they feed on each other! 

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A big part of the work we do is teaching positive Self Hypnosis using suggestions or affirmations – repetitively. 

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One of the suggestions I teach is:  “I used to be anxious during a test, but now, I am relaxed and confident.” 

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Now here’s the truth, at first your mind will want to reject that – saying “But it’s NOT true!”  It’s true – it’s not true!  Now that’s confusing isn’t it?   And yes, I use some confusion techniques to get the SubConsious Mind to question the negative self suggestions that have been said over and over in the past, such as “I never do well on tests.”  Or “Every time I take a test, I get so nervous I forget things I know I should know.”  I bet you’ve said something like that before to yourself.  Haven’t you?   

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Now, if you’re interested in a free phone consultation, fill out the form at the bottom of the page and I’ll get back with you soon. 

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And just imagine how Confident you’ll begin to feel as soon as you get rid of those negative thought habits established in the past and replace them with Positive! There’s no reason to let Test Anxiety steal your Confidence!.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  * Results will / may vary from person to person based on your desire to change and your commitment to use the tools / suggestions you are taught.

*Results will / may vary from person to person based on your desire to change and your commitment to use the tools / suggestions taught to you.
 
Brian Mallory came to me several years ago for Sports Hypnosis.  His first goal was to make the football team.  He achieved that, then we continued to work together.  He wanted to be a starter.  Then he wanted to make sure no one took his position away from him!   He, and his team did great.  The team had a championship season and Brian was written up in the newspaper several times and did some interview. 
Four years later, he called and asked me to help him get rid of Test Anxiety.  Even though he was a good student all the way through college, he was having a really bad case of Test Anxiety related to the LSAT.  He had taken it and failed (his term) – he didn’t do as well as he would like to get into the law school he wanted to attend).  Using Hypnosis and NLP, I helped him realize he was the one responsible for putting way too much pressure on himself which was causing him to get all stressed and to doubt his ability to make the score he knew he could. We worked on stress reduction, better study habits (the same I’ll be teaching you if that’s what you need), better sleep, confidence, and his ability to recall the information he had stored in his head more easily.*

Did he make it?  He did!  He was so relieved and when he called to thank me for the help – I could hear the excitement in his voice!*
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And then there was Debra Lewis.  She was a college student who realized that when she went away to college, she began to put less emphasis on her studies and more emphasis on parties.   At the end of her second year, she was in danger of flunking out – and she and her parents weren’t happy.  She began to feel a sense of panic and Test Anxiety was causing her to make even worse grades. 
After a few sessions, she was able to get back on track and her grades improved dramatically.*
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Greg Harper came to me to help him with his grades.  He was a high school Baseball player, but couldn’t seem to put as much interest into his grades as he did in Baseball. And that was creating a problem.  If his grades got any worse, he wouldn’t be able to play Baseball.  And the more he worried about, the more Anxious he got, the worse his grades were getting.*
I had helped his Mother previously with Confidence in Public Speaking.  She was an executive at a large bank here in the Dallas / Fort Worth area and just the thought of doing a presentation in front of a group of people would cause the butterflies in her stomach to go into overdrive! She called and explained to me the situation with Greg and how important Baseball was to him. 
When Greg came in, using Hypnosis and NLP, I taught him to transfer his Sports Confidence into Testing Confidence.  We made a lot of comparisons of his intensity and focus during practice and the games and helped him realize this was just part of the work he needed to do to play Baseball and to achieve his dream of playing professionally.*
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Gloria Santos was referred to me by one of my other clients (the majority of my clients are referred to me by other clients) who had previously come in to stop smoking. Gloria was all stressed about taking her Texas Real Estate Exam.  Like Brian, she had already taken it and failed – so she wasn’t able to get her license yet. The biggest difference was that Brian was used to studying and taking tests.*
Gloria had retired from an assembly line job after many years and just wasn’t ready to retire completely.  So she decided to embark on a completely new career. Her friends and family thought she was crazy!  They told her she was too old, and even implied she wasn’t smart enough.  I didn’t think she was old – she was only 58! We did a lot of work on self Confidence, and helped her get rid of the worry, doubt, and stress that were holding her back. She was very interested in learning Self Hypnosis and realized that what she would learn for use in helping her pass the exam would also help her in the area of Confidence in Sales.*
Not only did she pass (she called me even before she called her husband and nay saying sister but within the first six months of her new career, she was the top salesperson in her office!*

 

  * Results will / may vary from person to person based on your desire to change and your commitment to use the tools / suggestions you are taught.

 

   

Action Resources Center -- Hypnosis of Dallas / Fort Worth
William C. Smith, Personal Coach
Board Certified Consulting Hypnotist
National Guild of Hypnotists Certified Hypnosis Instructor
214–754–0021  Call AFTER 10 AM and before 10 PM Central Time USA


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