For many people the thought of taking their driving test can be worse than the actual test itself, its usually the fear of what will happen on the day itself which brings on an attack of anxiety. The more nervous you are, the more likely you are to make mistakes.
So how can we get rid of it?
Most people who experience anxiety would describe themselves as almost feeling out of control – all of a sudden physical symptoms come rushing into them. Some of these could be:
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- Trembling or shaking
- Choking and/or feeling sick
- Nausea or abdominal distress
- Dizziness or unsteadiness
- Feeling of detachment or being out of touch with yourself
- Hot flushes or chills
- Fear of going crazy or out of control
If you feel anxious only in response to a specific situation it is called situational anxiety . Situational anxiety is different from everyday fear in that it tends to be out of proportion . If you feel apprehension about taking your driving test then you have situational anxiety.
Anxiety can be brought on merely by thinking about taking your driving test. When you feel distressed about what might happen when you get behind the wheel with the examiner sitting next to you, and watching your every movement, you are experiencing what is called anticipatory anxiety. Sometimes this anxiety becomes intense enough to be called panic.
Well you are not alone millions of people feel like this before they take their test.
So what can you do? You have been told by your driving instructor that you drive well, and are capable of passing – but you still feel in a state of panic?
You have to get rid of those feelings so you can feel relaxed, focused and confident during your driving exam.
You can do this by using hypnotherapy which will help you prepare mentally and stay focused and comfortable before the driving test, as well as during it.
In hypnotherapy we use breathing techniques to calm you down, relaxation exercises, techniques to get rid of negative thoughts, , visualization techniques using your imagination to practice the driving test in your mind, seeing yourself driving calmly and in control and passing with confidence
Book a couple of hypnotherapy sessions to help you feel positive and confident and able to give your best as you take your driving test. You will be given a CD of each session to re-enforce what you have learned.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person
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