"Hi Chris!! I've left a voice message, just to let you know that I have passed!! Thank you very much for doing that extra session with me, it really helped me!! Thanks again!! Lidia."
I think we can safely say that Lidia is pleased. Lidia is from Barcelona and is studying in the U.K. to become a teacher, but she was struggling in written, timed exams because of a very common problem that a lot of people need help with: test anxiety, or exam nerves. When she came for the first hypnosis session she told me that she had failed two recent written tests by a significant margin because her mind had gone blank and she panicked. This was the outcome of that first session:
"Hi Chris, just to let you know that one of the exams went well, but the other one, I failed... it was a narrow fail, just four points off. I am sitting the exam again on Tuesday, would you be available any time before? Thanks Lidia."
Now this was crucial, because this was her last chance to re-take the test, and failure would have meant giving up and going back to Barcelona. So the pressure was on: the back-up session would have to get rid of the fear of failure and the tendency to go blank or freeze up - but I wasn't worried because I knew she was adopting the right attitude for success. So when the news of the pass came through, I was delighted but not surprised.
I asked Lidia if I could use the feedback - anonymously if preferred - on a blog post to inspire others?
"No worries, Chris!" [?? I thought she was from Barcelona! That sounds more like Brisbane!] "You can use my name and if you need anything else, please do not hesitate to ask. Thanks to your hypnotherapy, I'm doing my P.G.C.E.!! Thank you so much!! Lidia"
So if you are concerned about fear, nerves or anxiety affecting an exam or any kind of performance, just give me a call! Whether it takes just one - as it usually does - or two hypnotherapy sessions to secure your future, it's a very worthwhile investment. Call now on 0161 474 8120 (office hours) or call/text any time, any day on 07748 838 644. It could make all the difference - just as it did for Lidia! more about this
Consultant Hypnotherapist Chris Holmes is Director of Central Hypnotherapy Stockport and has been helping the people of Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester and Tameside U.K. to be cool in testing situations since August 2000.