Most people assume that once you’re done with school, tests stop. But for most adults, at some point in their lives, they will still have to endure the stress of a very important exam, long after graduation from high school. There are tons of exams out there that adults have to deal with, from the last class you need to finish your degree, a graduate school admissions test, a test given prior to employment consideration, to something else equally intimidating. So like it or not, tests are a part of life.
In order to do as well as possible on the important tests in our lives, it helps to do everything in your power to prepare yourself. You study hard, avoid cramming (whenever possible), get plenty of rest the night before, and eat a nutritious breakfast the morning of to fuel your brain. You follow all the rules out there that are supposed to give you your best shot possible at scoring as high as possible.
Then, once you finally get to the exam, the thing you’ve been dreading happens: your mind goes blank! It’s a terrifying feeling that happens to many, many people, and can have drastic consequences. In most cases, the root cause of this is performance anxiety. You psyche yourself up to the point that you stress out and your mind locks up.
But there is good news for those who’ve experienced the dreaded mind blank, and don’t want it to happen in the future: it can be prevented! Because this problem is rooted in anxiety, hypnosis is an extremely effective method of helping prevent it. By calming oneself using self hypnosis or with a professional, anxiety decreases, you’re able to retain control over your stress, and will often have generally better memory retention when it comes to the information you’ve been processing. Even better, the evidence proves it: with as little as two sessions, college students who use hypnosis showed overall higher test scores than those who did not!
So the next time you have a major exam coming up, skip the energy drinks and the late night cram sessions. Instead, study well ahead of time, and stay calm with hypnosis. It could help a great deal on test day!