Test Anxiety & Study Habits

“Just wanted to let you know that I passed my Step One exam after failing it the first time!! I am amazed at how it helped me relax and concentrate, and stop second-guessing myself. Thank you!”   Sarah T., Resident Northwestern University Medical School

“Rebecca, I feel I got everything I needed after three sessions and I am happy with my exam scores, but there is another resident who is struggling to pass. Can she use one of my sessions?” John M., Northwestern U. Medical School

YES. When it comes to study habits, hypnosis can help you:

  • Stop procrastinating and start studying
  • Improve your focus
  • Tune out and ignore distractions
  • Boost your comprehension
  • Improve memory and recall
  • Study more efficiently

When it comes to test-taking, hypnosis can:

  • Help you to remain calm and relaxed
  • Stop second-guessing your answers
  • Stop being obsessed with the clock
  • Tune out and ignore distractions
  • Help with memory, recall,¬† and reasoning
  • Dramatically improve your test scores
  • Pass exams you’ve failed in the past
  • Stay calm, so you can benefit from your studying
“Hi Rebecca!! I just wanted to let you know some news…I PASSED THE EXAM!!! Yay!! I would like to thank you for your help and guidance along the way – I could not have done it without your help. You truly did help me gain back my confidence in myself and allowed me to be successful and overcome my testing anxiety. Thank you so much for everything. I really liked how the idea of the test related to a recipe – I thought about that a lot! So thanks again…you have helped me move into the next stage of my life 🙂 “    Liesl Schuberth

How does hypnosis work for test anxiety?

Studies show that excessive stress interferes with focus, memory and concentration. So if you are putting too much pressure on yourself to succeed, if you are afraid you can’t master the material or will freeze during the exam, this can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The secret here is to help you relax, turn off the negative self-talk and boost your confidence in this area.

Negative thinking, fear and self-limiting beliefs are often behind poor test scores and failed exams. In some cases, clients have become so defeated that they think studying is useless, since they feel they’re going to fail anyway. Hypnosis can help.

What is your success rate with test anxiety?

If I told you my success rate, you probably wouldn’t believe me, it’s that good. Nearly every client who has come to me for this has been able to pass exams that they’ve failed several times, achieved higher scores in subjects than they ever have in their life, and been able to move forward with their lives.

I’ve worked with medical school students to pass their Step One and Step Two exams, doctors who want to pass their boards, law students who need to pass the bar, brokers who are working towards their Series 7 certification, and so on. Many, many students want to score higher on the GRE exams, LSAT or MCATs. Some students just want to do better on biology or French classes.

Nearly all have achieved success with hypnosis. I can’t take credit for this.

Obviously, these clients had the intelligence to do the work, and hypnosis just helped them release their potential. If someone didn’t have the innate aptitude, it is doubtful that hypnosis could help.

However, while hypnosis can’t give you any intelligence you don’t already have, but it can release what is there. And they say we only use 10% of our brain. It is very possible that you, just like these other clients, are much smarter than you think.

What about Study Habits?

Hypnosis is an excellent tool for helping you to tune out and ignore distractions and focus on your studies. It can help you to feel less overwhelmed by the amount of material, take it one step at a time, and just do it.

Negative self-talk and feelings of impending doom regarding the outcome are also addressed. There are some powerful NLP reframing techniques that can be used to help you actually enjoy studying.

Read some of the testimonials below for yourself. Or if you’re ready, book your appointment today and move your life forward.

Real Life Success Stories:

“Hi Rebecca, I hope you still remember me, and my father for that matter. First, I would like to apologize for the delay in response! You helped me in three sessions, within a week to conquer my fear of the verbal reasoning portion of the MCAT exam. As it turns out, my score improved five points, from a 4 to a 9, which is huge in itself!! In fact, I called and spoke with the President of the AAMC and his secretary who was floored that after seeking your help I could make such a strong comeback. I am now on par and competitive with the other applicants in that area. I was so happy and thrilled that you could help me out like that. Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for your time, understanding, and help. I look forward to working with you again!” Marney P., Student

“You know last time I came to see you I froze up for one whole hour while taking my exams. I hated that feeling. But this time I was so relaxed I almost fell asleep. Can you give me suggestions that I’m relaxed yet alert this time? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to freeze up again and I don’t miss that horrible anxiety, but I do better when I’m just a little more alert.”¬† (Postscript: we did just that and the client was exactly where she wanted to be. She aced her last exam).” Kristan B.

“I have to tell you I am extremely pleased with the results of our last session. Instead of mindlessly re-reading the same paragraph over and over again, and not remembering what I read, I am now able to read normally. I can get to the next paragraph. This last week I actually read a whole chapter and I haven’t been able to do that for months. And for the first time, the material seems to be¬† sticking in my brain. I now feel confident that I’ll be able to pass my exams.” Marcy J. K.

“I am good at my job but I couldn’t pass my exams. People in the office were beginning to look at me and wonder what was wrong. I almost felt some were sniggering behind my back. By the time I came to see you, I’d failed the exams 3 times. It was humiliating. But now I’m happy to report that after our work together (about 4 to 5 sessions) I have finally passed! It is an unbelievable relief and feeling to be able to get on with my life. I just wanted to call and let you know, so thank you for your part in this.”