Human beings have evolved an astonishing ability to learn, which has made us the dominant species on the planet. We start learning from the moment we’re born (and even before that, since we acquire many of our instincts whilst we’re still in the womb) and we keep learning until the day we die. Without this ability, you wouldn’t be reading these words and the device you’re reading them on wouldn’t exist! You learn every single day of your life – it would be impossible to do otherwise.
All too often our learning is blocked or distorted by fear, anxiety, stress, boredom, or poor experiences at school. Nevertheless, the human mind retains its vast potential for learning, and this is where self hypnosis and hypnotherapy comes in. Self hypnosis is simply a way of re-creating a naturally occurring state of mind and using it for a specific purpose. When you listen to our hypnotherapy recordings, you will enter a state of relaxed but focused awareness, which you can turn inwards, bypassing the everyday, conscious thoughts to communicate with your subconscious mind. This part of your mind is the most receptive to learning.
Self hypnosis can help to boost your natural learning abilities, whilst reducing the adverse effects of negative emotions and expectations. The techniques and suggestions we use in our self hypnosis CD's and MP3 downloads are designed to introduce new ideas and to build positive expectations about specific learning and educational goals at a very deep level. When learning is embedded at this deep, subconscious level, change can be rapid and profound.
Yes, all of our self hypnosis CD's and MP3 downloads are designed to work with each other to reinforce learning and to meet specific goals. Many students find that they benefit from multiple sessions. For example, if you’re undertaking a college course, you might find that “Studying Success”, “Learn and Grow” and “Learn and Recall” would all help you with your coursework, whilst “Exam Success” would help you to give your best possible performance in your final exams.
This is a very common problem, especially nowadays when we have easy access to endless sources of distraction – usually on the same device that we need to use for our studies! However, lack of motivation is an age-old problem that certainly predates the internet and social media.
You have probably discovered that your best and most productive study times are when you’ve already been studying for a while. The difficulty is getting started in the first place. It’s a bit like trying to start a car engine on a cold morning. Once you get it started, the engine warms up and internal momentum takes over, and you can usually keep going.
Self hypnosis can be an effective way of supplying this momentum. Our “Studying Success” program is designed to boost your motivation by building up positive expectations about studying, helping you to develop an open and curious attitude and to eliminate subconscious stresses around study and learning.
Exam nerves is very common problem. Many people thrive in the classroom or in their own studies, yet freeze when it comes to exams. This is a form of performance anxiety. Exams are all about demonstrating your knowledge under pressure and within a time limit. The whole atmosphere of exams can be intimidating, with strictly enforced rules and obligatory silence.
In these circumstances, it’s not surprising that you might feel a little bit nervous. This may not be a bad thing, as a little bit of nervousness can give you the shot of adrenaline you need to give your best performance. However, excessive anxiety will actively hinder your ability to pass an exam, as stress affects your ability to think clearly and rationally. This can create a vicious circle, as a bad experience in an exam can make you even more nervous about any exams you have to take in the future.
Self hypnosis and hypnotherapy can break this vicious circle, by changing your subconscious expectations about exams and tests. When your subconscious mind perceives the exam situation as one in which you can feel confident, relaxed and attentive, you are far more likely to experience those feelings on the day, reinforcing a more positive pattern.
Our “Exam Success” self hypnosis CD / MP3 download is designed to help you overcome nerves in traditional written exams, whilst our “Overcome Test Anxiety” is more appropriate for more practical assessments. We even have a hypnotherapy CD / MP3 download to help you feel more relaxed about your driving test – “Overcome Driving Test Nerves”. Of course, you have to do the work beforehand, but when your nerves are under control, you will be far more likely to demonstrate your knowledge and abilities in the actual test.
One of the sad facts about education and learning is that all too often it becomes a chore, something you feel you have to do, rather than something you want to do. Needless to say, this isn’t the best mindset for effective learning.
By contrast, the open, curious and enthusiastic mindset of young children can make learning a much more enjoyable and rewarding experience. The good news is that you haven’t forgotten how to enjoy learning, it’s just been overshadowed by the demands of academic life, lack of confidence or the fear of failure.
Our “Learn and Grow” self hypnosis audio program is designed to give you back this open and enthusiastic approach to learning, helping you to achieve your full potential no matter what your current level of ability.
Did you ever consider how you learned your first language? For a small child, learning to speak and understand their mother tongue comes naturally and easily. As they begin to make sense of the world around them, they use both the right (creative) and left (logical) side of their brain to form patterns of speech and language.
If you try to learn a language when you're older, it can be more difficult. Somehow that subconscious response just doesn't kick in so easily. That's because you're normally only using the left side of your brain. Hypnosis helps to stimulate the right side of the brain so you're learning in a more “whole-brained” way.
Our “Language Learning Success” audio program uses hypnotherapy techniques and suggestions to open up your subconscious language learning abilities, as well as overcoming all the barriers to learning success discussed above.
Memory and recall are vital study skills, yet they can all too easily let you down when you most need them. It can be a very frustrating experience to know that you know something, but be unable to bring it to mind at the right time. This frustration causes stress, which in turn interferes with your ability to remember.
Self hypnosis can cut through this double-bind by opening up communication between the conscious and subconscious mind. This improved communication will improve your ability to recall information, as well as helping you to lay down more vivid and accessible memories in the first place. Our “Learn and Recall” and “Increase Your Brain Power” self hypnosis audio programs are both designed to improve your performance in this area.
We also have a CD / MP3 download called “Magnificent Memory”, which can be found in our personal development category.
Many people feel that they would benefit from increased reading speed, but this is only half the story. Faster reading must be accompanied by improved comprehension and information retention if it is to be of any use in your studies. Our "Speed Read with Ease" self hypnosis session can help you to become an effective speed reader by training your subconscious mind to bypass limiting behaviors, such as unnecessary back tracking and re-reading, helping you to absorb more written information at faster speeds.
Everybody is different, and will have their own goals for learning. As such, it is impossible to give a hard and fast answer to this question. However, all of our self hypnosis CD's and MP3 downloads are designed to produce meaningful, observable differences in learning and educational performance. The changes you notice and the pace of that change will be meaningful to you as an individual.
Self hypnosis is one of the most effective tools we have for producing positive changes in behavior and for rapid learning – but it isn’t magic. You still need to do the work. Simply listening to a hypnotherapy download won’t help you to pass your exams, for instance, if you haven’t done any revision! It’s also worth pointing out that self hypnosis doesn’t necessarily “click” for everyone. We’re all individuals, after all.
What we can say is that the advanced hypnotherapy techniques and hypnotic suggestions we use in our self hypnosis CD's and MP3 downloads have been tried and tested in professional practice, and have helped many people to achieve their education and learning goals, in conjunction with their own efforts.