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Practical Tips for Exam Anxiety

Our teenage years can be one of the most challenging times of our lives.  Not only do teenagers have to contend with bodily changes and hormones, but also external aspects such as school, with the need to gain qualifications and the pressure to be a certain way. The large numbers of issues teenagers face can result in feelings of inadequacy, low confidence and low self-esteem. All this can  lead to exam anxiety. Unfortunately, stress, anxiety or panic attacks are all too common. This can surface in many ways. If depression or stress and anxiety begin to develop, then this together with natural hormonal changes can cause difficulty in relationships with friends and family, and lapses in memory, anger or high irritability. Physical symptoms can include…

Stressed out by the thought of exams? Hypnotherapy can help

Exam season is nigh and with it the stress young (in fact any age) people feel about taking those exams. Being a bit nervous is normal and will probably even spur you on more and help you do better, but full blown anxiety attacks make it impossible to concentrate and recall anything you have spent weeks or even months memorising. Severe exam stress can manifest in different ways: Feeling anxious, worried or even in despair The thought that you’ll never be able to get through all the preparation needed for the exam Being unable to concentrate Sleeplessness Inability to relax because of guilt that you’re not working Headaches, migraines Tiredness or exhaustion Increased heart rate Feeling panicky, maybe even leading to a panic attack There…

Hypnotherapy can beat exam stress

Exams are among the most stressful things we experience throughout our life time. Whether they’re held at school, university or for continuing professional development, exams put a lot of pressure on the students as well as on friends and family. In some instances, exam stress can get so severe that the student feels paralysed, not being able to perform anywhere near their abilities. People like to try quick fixes in an attempt to relax the students. “These range from popping bubble wrap to cuddling pets. The BBC reported that the University of Leicester students’ union is planning ‘bubble wrap stations’ where students can relax by popping the packaging material. Puppies will also be brought in to soothe stressed-out students. Michael Rubin, president elect of the…