Hypnosis to Pass a Driver’s License Test
I recently had the wonderful experience of seeing a young client who was having difficulty passing their driving test. They had failed several times and each subsequent attempt was accompanied with more anxiety, more tension and more dread. The situation had become desperate as it seemed that success was just getting farther and farther away. The prospect of attaining this very important right of passage for any young person seemed to be fading fast.
Fortunately, the teen’s father made a call to me to inquire if hypnosis could possibly help and I was happy to tell him that yes, it is very effective with Test Anxiety and Performance Anxiety. I am often called on to assist clients in passing Medical Boards, Law Boards, Real Estate Boards and other Professional Board Exams. I am also called in to help sports teams and individuals to improve performance. Passing a Drivers Test presents the same issues in that the need for us to relax to do our best is of great importance.
The first thing I had to determine was if we had a competent driver who was capable of passing the test. Passing a driving test requires adequate vision, familiarity with laws and practiced motor skills. After speaking with the father, I was assured the teen had completed a driver education course, knew all the laws and was, in fact, very proficient in driving. He said he was comfortable and felt very safe while his teen was driving. That was frustrating to both the teen and the parent, because all that required was there, except passing the test and gaining the license. He told me the teen was calm while driving and he had no doubts about safety or skill, the problem was just a case of “nerves” when it came to the test.
Getting a driving license is a big milestone for a teen. It is a rite of passage, a true indication that you are becoming an adult. Because of that, the actual event that holds the key, the driving test, can become emotionally charged. Fear of failure and anxiety can turn a dream into a nightmare.
With hypnosis, we were able to create a trigger with the teen that would produce a calm, confident state. We used a color that the teen said suggested that calmness, the color blue. We were able to have the teen produce this state immediately after the session, so the teen now had the needed confidence that it could be done at the time of the test.
Well, you can imagine the result. I received an excited phone call a few days later proudly announcing to me that there was a new, licensed driver on our roads. I was thanked profusely, but made a point to tell the teen that it was their doing, not mine.
This is just one of the ways that hypnosis can make your life easier and help you to accomplish things that you didn’t think you could. I wish more people would come to know that this a great tool to make their lives better, just as this father and teen did.
Joseph Nunan CH,CI is an internationally known, fully Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Hypnosis Instructor and member of the Teaching Faculty of The National Guild of Hypnotists, the oldest, largest and most respected hypnotism accrediting organization in the world. Chester County Hypnosis operates according to the National Guild of Hypnotists’ Code of Ethics and Professionalism, and we consistently provide our clients the very best services, to help them easily accomplish and even surpass all of their desired goals. Our primary purpose is to enable our clients to quickly and easily make all the changes they want and need.
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