Drive those test nerves away with hypnotherapy!
Driving test anxiety can be such a pain. I’m sorry that you have to be here if your anxiety is wrecking your driving test hopes. There is room for reassurance, however. My clients are generally the safest of drivers and can drive a car perfectly well when having lessons. In fact, they tend to be the most conscientious of all drivers. Somehow, however, it all comes apart when it’s time to take that test. If this is your story then be assured that hypnotherapy could help you.
Here’s a typical story which might describe any one of my teenage clients. He could drive perfectly well. His parents were happy to take him driving around Reading in their car. His instructor was happy that he had mastered the different manoeuvres. He was completely ready. Reading and Berkshire were about to receive their newest qualified driver onto the roads.
His own mind didn’t agree
However, as soon as he woke up on test day, the nervousness began to build and he began to slip into that spiral which is so common in all those who have trouble with speeches, exams, presentations, job interviews and the like.
These all fall under the heading of ‘performance anxiety’ and my clients all become anxious about the fact they’re feeling anxious. They make things ten times worse by getting angry with themselves.
Anyway, back to the client. I spent two sessions with this young man and the results were wonderful to see. Hypnotherapy helped his driving test anxiety and he went on to pass very easily indeed.
Two sessions of hypnotherapy are considerably cheaper than a whole new series of lessons and a test at the end of them. Hypnotherapy could leave you feeling far more confident and happy in your ability to pass.
Give me a call to find out how it works. I’ll be glad to talk with you.
Being nervous is perfectly acceptable.
It took me three attempts to pass my test. The first attempt was too fast. The second was too slow and hesitant. In the third my examiner was so unpleasant (“It’s 21 metres, actually. I’ll ask the questions”) before we’d even got into the car that I completely gave up and simply drove where he told me to.
I passed! Giving up all hope of passing left me feeling a fraction more relaxed. That’s all it took, a dose of calmness.
Adrenaline is not the enemy!
Being nervous is perfectly acceptable. If you weren’t feeling that dose of adrenaline then it would mean that the test really wasn’t very important to you. You’d be so laid back that it would affect your performance and concentration. No, adrenaline isn’t the enemy. Becoming anxious about the fact of your anxiety is the enemy. The more you fear anxiety, the more you beat yourself up for experiencing it, the worse it becomes.
Hypnotherapy for driving test anxiety is effective, generally quick and it works!
I’ve used hypnotherapy in Reading, London, Oxford, Wallingford and Thame to help people with such problems. Hypnotherapy could help you to master those nerves, keeping the adrenaline to an acceptable level. It does this via several methods.
Firstly, hypnotherapy can be relaxing. I could teach your mind to relax around the imagined sights and sounds of a driving test centre. You can learn this on an unconscious level but you will also take away practical techniques to help yourself conquer the fear of the test.
Clear your mind of the past
Hypnotherapy can help clear away the emotional debris of previous failures. You don’t have to be condemned to repeat previous errors. You can leave this aspect of the fear behind as your unconscious mind realises that you have learned from any previous errors and are now good and safe enough to drive.
Hypnotherapy can help you
Hypnotherapy can also help you to rehearse your driving test in such a convincing and realistic manner that a part of your brain will respond as if you have already faced that situation with calm poise. If you can do it once (even if it’s in your head) then the next time will be still easier.
My most recent client passed after one session
The last time I saw such a client they called two days before the test. Was I free? Could I help?
Well, I just happened to have a slot free and so we met and worked together. The client left feeling confident and calm, very impressed with hypnotherapy.
The next day I received a lovely email to say they’d passed. The test had gone smoothly and they’d felt strangely calm throughout the whole experience. It was a lovely email to receive. I knew how much passing had meant to them.
You could do it too!
It’s always best to leave plenty of time. Many of my clients just have that everyday collection of nerves and a history of failures which now produce a self-fulfilling prophecy.
However, some have darker and deeper reasons for their fear (perhaps a relative was killed in a car accident) and this can complicate things, requiring more work. Please don’t leave it too late!
Have you already passed?
Perhaps you’ve already passed your test and have found this page whilst looking for help with another kind of problem. If you have another kind of fear, related to driving, then rest assured that hypnotherapy could help you too. I’ve helped people with a fear of bridges, slip-roads, motorways and more. I’ve helped people who were perfectly fine with driving, when there was somebody else in the car, and yet too scared to go out alone. Whatever your issue may be, hypnotherapy could help you.
Get in touch to find out more!
If you’d like to hear more about how I use hypnotherapy to work with driving test anxiety then please do get in touch. I have rooms in Reading, Oxford, Thame and Wallingford and home visits can often be arranged in surrounding areas of Berkshire and Oxfordshire where necessary. You could call me on 07786 123736 / 01865 600970 / 01183 280284, email me at email@example.com or use the contact form below.