• Are you feeling overwhelmed?
• Are you feeling like things are getting out of your control?
• Are you having problems recalling information?
• Are you having problems sleeping?
• Are you feeling irritable, nervous, anxious and or panicky?
• Are you struggling to focus?
Therapy To Help With Interview & Exam Nerves
Confidence, Motivation, Low Self-Esteem
Feeling nervous is a natural emotion and for lots of people when kept in perspective, these feelings actually help to motivate us and focus our minds. However, if these feelings become intense and overwhelming, they can threaten our performance and even cause us to achieve below our true potential.
Interview, Exam or Public Speaking nerves can affect anyone, no matter how clever they are or how much they have prepared. There is a great emphasis in today’s society to succeed and this is often used to measure an individual’s ability (e.g. for certain jobs, to drive a car, performance in the work place etc.) and the pressure of this can be overwhelming. Nerves can become out of control and can affect our ability to focus, create anxiety, stress or panic attacks, creating a vicious circle leading to more intense nerves. This can have a negative impact us and lead to more general, longer term performance-based anxiety. These feeling of anxiety can cause negative perceptions of ourselves and become barriers to our success because our thoughts influence our behaviour, and if we think we are likely to fail then we probably will. Of course, the reverse also holds true.
Feeling calm, relaxed, focused and confident when studying and sitting the exam or preparing for an interview or speaking in public means you will be much more likely to achieve your full potential. Accessing this state of mind is a skill and can often be learned by implementing new ways of thinking using different techniques.
I use a range of therapies tailored to meet your individual needs which can help you to change and redefine your perceptions of your own abilities and resources, and change the negative perceptions you might have of yourself. This can have a tremendous effect on the way you think and therefore the way you feel, helping you to change your behaviour and achieve your goals allowing you to be able to do the things you want to do.
I have finally passed practical driving test; hypnotherapy definitely worked, thank you again x
Anon (Driving Test Nerves/ Repeated Test Fails) - Aberdeen
I went to see Sam after I had quite badly failed 2 exams at vet school and had the resits coming up. I knew that part of my problem was my nerves getting the better of me, not allowing me to perform to the best of my abilities. Sam instantly made me feel welcome and comfortable and able to talk about my issues. After the first session I already felt more positive and able to cope with the revision and the routine I wanted to set myself. Sam concentrated on all aspects of exams, the revision period, the night before and during the exam, leaving no stone unturned on how I was going to deal with the process and therefore perform to the best of my abilities. All Sam's help was totally invaluable as although I did get nervous I was able to take 5mins, listen to Sam's CD and coped much better. I really feel that without Sam's help I would not have stayed in the right frame of mind and passed the exams…..THANK YOU SAM!
Alice campbell - Aberdeen
Hi Sam. I got the job! Thanks for all your help. My insomnia has completely disappeared too.
Anon. (Interview nerves and insomnia)
Hi Sam, just wanted to let you know that I got an A in my final exam. Thankyou so much for your help x
Sarah (Exam Nerves)
I have finally passed practical driving test hypnotherapy definitely worked thank you again x
Driving test nerves/ repeated test fails