How Hypnotherapy Can Overcome Exam Anxiety

We’re fast approaching exam time again and I’m sure some of you reading this will have children who are very nervous about the prospect of sitting them. Or maybe you’ve come across this post because you’re a teen who is currently struggling with exam anxiety.

Exam stress is one of the things I see a lot around this time every year, with lots of students concerned that they won’t do as well as they had hoped. A few nerves can help exam performance but when they become overwhelming, it can have a devastating effect and throw every bit of preparation out of the window. Anxiety and panic can ultimately lead to performance anxiety and no matter how much groundwork has been laid in the run-up to the exam, mindset can be the fine line between success and failure.

Exam anxiety can also encourage negative self perceptions and set up a self fulfilling prophecy around failure. Fear of failure is often a key factor in exam anxiety and it can lead to a vicious circle that makes this more likely.

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How Hypnotherapy Can Improve Sports Performance

To perform at your best in sport, it helps to be mentally strong and this can be just as important as having physical ability. In fact, mental strength can give you the edge over your rivals and help to get the most from your natural talent.

Lots of professional athletes have used hypnotherapy to do just that and in this post, I’m going to talk about some of the benefits that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can have for both professional athletes and those of us whose sights are set a bit lower!

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Why Is It So Hard to Change Your Habits?

Most of us have at least one bad habit we’d love to break and it’s often one of the big resolutions we make to kick off each year.

Whether you have decided this is the year you’ll stop smoking, overeating or biting your nails, bad habits can be overcome but it may take more than sheer willpower alone.

I’m going to talk about how bad habits develop and how they can be broken, including the role that hypnotherapy can play in this.

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All About Mindful Eating

I’m a big fan of mindful eating, especially when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off.

Lots of my clients have tried many diets over the years and have found them all to be unsuccessful - mostly because they haven’t been addressing the reasons why certain eating habits develop, particularly with regards to overeating.

We often eat to satisfy something our mind wants, rather than through actual hunger, and this is dictated by our emotions. If you can change your emotional connection to food, it gives you much more control over how you eat and is a lot easier to sustain compared to a diet. It can help you to choose your response to a ‘hunger’ trigger rather than the default choice being to eat (and often the wrong type of foods too!).

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Being diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after the birth of my second child was a shock. I began working with Sam ahead of chemotherapy to help get me into the best place mentally to cope and deal with my diagnosis and treatment. With Sam's help I have been able to stay calm throughout and...

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Dec 20, 2017


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Sam Luxford DHP HPD GQHP SFBT Sup (Hyp) MNCH(Reg) CNHC

Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapy Supervisor Solution Focused SFBT

15 Airyhall Road, Aberdeen AB15 7TQ
(Formerly The Rubslaw Den North Practice)

07867 936505
01224 966854

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