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Hypnotherapy helps with Exams

There are many ways Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you to maximise your, or your kids', chances of passing those exams!

Whilst some anxiety can be a good motivator to get cracking with revisions, too much of it can be debilitating and hinder mental clarity and our ability to learn.

Hypnotherapy will help you stay calm and focused before and during the exams.

Hypnosis is the ultimate learning state When we go into hypnosis, or trance, we enter a learning state.

We all experience “trance states” every day of our lives. It is a natural thing that needs to happen for our brain health; when the active conscious mind that interacts with the world takes a little break and instead we are more inwardly focused. We all experience daydreaming, or driving on automatic pilot, or being absorbed in a simple task or a book, or simply taking some “time out”.

In that state, which may be so short we are not quite aware of it, we have the opportunity to process the information we have received from the outside world and code it, match it to information already there and make sense of it for ourselves, in other words: “Learn”.

The other interest of trance, is that we can use it to learn new information. Here the mind is more receptive and flexible. It allows us to “dream a different dream” and form new insights and understandings. We can learn how to be focused and confident, we can even learn how to have a positive outlook and approach to those revisions

How it works in practice

I use a mix of tools and techniques designed to work with how the mind and body control anxiety, focus and attention.

Tools such as breathing techniques, visualisation, self-hypnosis, embodiment techniques. These tools help regulate the nervous system, reduce anxiety and switch off the fight or flight part of the mind that is so unhelpful to learning.

Solution focused therapy is a form of dialogue that connects the client to their own strength and intention this helps boost concentration and motivation. This engages the clever and resourced part of the mind that knows how to learn.

"I bear good news - I somehow managed to get a first in my degree! I cannot thank you enough for all of your help and support".

Top Tips for exam revisions:

  • Reduce caffeine

  • Keep an exercise routine

  • Take regular breaks of 5-10 minutes every 45 minutes: have a glass of water, a play with the dog, get away from screens

  • Have a timetable, with each subject further broken down

  • Have time revising with others

  • Have a half hour review at the end of each day

  • Know your learning type: are you Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic ..?

  • Ask your tutors for practice questions and past papers.

  • Think about how you will use your time during the exam

“I wanted to say hello and […] I passed my thesis in December […] and I graduated in February. It was one of the happiest days of my life. Many, many thanks for your help and support”

Together we will work to:

  • Reduce anxiety

  • Restore confidence and self-belief

  • Provide clarity and focus

  • Support learning state

  • Help managing life and other supporting activities during revision times

  • Establish good study routines


If you would like to know more or to book a consultation for Hypnotherapy sessions online, then please fill in a contact form otherwise, you are welcome to email me directly on


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