Samantha Bourne Hypnotherapy

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Exam Stress 

There is a lot of pressure to do well in tests or exams which creates high levels of stress and that just does not help students to perform to their best ability. Last summer, Childline reported that calls about exam-related stress had doubled from the previous year. Many students fear failure and latch onto their weaknesses rather than their abilities and strengths.  Whilst some stress is good for us and can motivate us, too much can be crippling.

Hypnotherapy can help to alleviate stress and exam nerves. It can also help to improve your memory and study skills. 

Please see my Fees, Terms and Conditions page for prices of sessions and packages.

Educational Performance Practitioner Programme

As well as working with individuals to help alleviate exam stress, I offer an Educational Practitioner Programme working with schools and other educational institutions to help students perform to the best of their ability, but also, to help manage their stress levels and create a positive mind-set.•Teenagers and students are under increasing study and exam pressure.

•It is common for pupils to latch on to their weaknesses rather than their talents and strengths and young people can easily be discouraged by negative criticism

•Whether the student is at school, university or perhaps studying a new skill for their profession it can be a stressful time. Many face concerns over the fear of failure, or not being able to remember what they have learned and to apply it on the day of their exams.

•For some it isn't just the anxiety or 'nerves' at the time of the exam but very often it is weeks or months ahead. They feel that while they are quite confident in the subject they are being tested at any other time, their "nerves" will cause them to 'let themselves down on the day.

•Many people struggle unnecessarily during the run up to exams with their focus and attention due to excessive tension and lack of self-belief.

•Whilst a certain amount of anxiety is natural around exam time, for some students it is crippling, and very damaging. However, these students can learn to overcome their anxiety, grow in confidence, and feel comfortable in exam conditions. This isn’t magic, or trickery, but simple, concentrated, techniques which allow an individual to take control of their emotional state, and remain focussed and confident whilst being challenged.

•My aim is to give the students simple coping strategies that they can utilise to reduce their anxiety levels and perform at their very best. All this can lead to much better academic performance and far greater emotional well being for the student. (Sheila Granger, EPP Trainer).

If you are a school or educational institution and are interested in boosting your exam results, please contact me.

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