Exams are a major cause of stress for parents and children

Every year, exam time is a major cause of stress for children and parents alike with parents getting anxious about how much their children are working, while the children, unbder pressure, often build up negative messages like ‘I can’t do this’, ‘I’m useless’ and ‘I’m going to fail’.

But it does not have to be like that as clinical hypnotherapy – in just a few sessions- can alleviate that stress and anxiety while building up confidence and self esteem, allowing for a happier less stressed study schedule and home life.

The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), with more than 1,800 therapists across the UK, is ideally placed to offer help to children, students and parents as exam time approaches and revision schedules start to intensify.

Says the NCH: “All our practising members are fully insured and trained to the highest standards, so you can choose a therapist with confidence”

Clinical hypnotherapy can be successful in dealing with stress and anxiety issues, sleep disorders, eating problems, self confidence issues and similar conditions which could affect study and exams.

According to the BBC, nearly a quarter (24%) of British parents polled for 5 live said their own mental health had been affected by the pressure of their children’s exams, 25% said they had often lost sleep worrying over children’s exams, 42% of parents said not knowing how to help their children with revision made them feel as if they were ‘not good enough as parents’.

Surprisingly, nearly a third (31%) said they had offered their children money as an incentive to revise in the hope of boosting their grades.

The poll also found that more than half (52%), would like more help and advice on how to support their children through their revision.

But those studying, obviously, feel the pressure too and the NHS says children are often stressed, anxious and irritable, and can have trouble with eating and sleeping, appear depressed or negative. Headaches and stomach pains can also be stress-related.

In dealing with stress and anxiety issues, a hypnotherapist will assess your anxiety, identifying the root of stress or anxiety, and then work with their client to reach their goals using a range of different techniques. Every therapist may use slightly different techniques, but working towards the same goal.

After sessions with a hypnotherapist you may feel more confident; more relaxed in situations that have previously challenged you. Many people say that they are calmer and that they have more clarity of thought – able to make decisions more easily,” says the NCH.

Hypnotherapy can also be successfully used to help people sleep, be more relaxed and eat properly. All of these will help the child or student concentrate better and be mofre relaxed about the revision programme or upcoming exams.

There is a lot of pressure on students to succeed and asking for help to achieve this is not a sign of failure. Why not contact an NCH therapiust near yoiu if your child or yourself is feeling the stress of exams and studying?

Simply click here to access the NCH directory to find a therapist close to you. It is that easy and it could make a major difference to your life.


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