I’d like you to think about this for a minute.
As you sit there right now reading this, information is entering your brain through your sense of sight. But you are also hearing various sounds, sensing bodily feelings like the force of the chair touching your buttocks and back, the touch of the clothing on your body, and the air temperature and movement on your skin. You are also receiving information through your nose in the form of smells. And of course, you’re receiving information in the form of a variety of tastes on your lips.
And how about the emotional thoughts that you are presently experiencing? That is also information that you’re currently processing. We live in an information-rich world. Thanks to the internet, almost anything and everything that you could ever want to know is only a few clicks away.
Recently I read that even in a tranquil and peaceful setting, we are bombarded by sixty thousand pieces of stimuli per second. And that’s occurring sixty seconds out of every minute, and sixty minutes out of every hour. And it goes on twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, week in and week out for the length of our entire lives.
And that happens to be a big part of the problem. We are all suffering from “information overload.” And that makes it very hard to memorize all of the information that we want to remember or need to recall.
Very often, while we are reading or studying, it’s only when we get to the bottom of the page that we realize that our conscious mind has been off somewhere else. We have no conscious memory of what we have just read. That is because our mind has been somewhere else thinking about something else.
Today it’s become so difficult to focus your concentration on the important tasks at hand.
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SCENARIOS IS YOUR PROBLEM?
- Your mind begins to wander as you read or study, and then suddenly you appreciate that you do not possess the slightest idea what you have read.
- When you are in a social environment and you are introduced to new friends, you find that you forget their names as quickly as you hear them.
- You recall that you have a task to do in another room but as soon as you start to go to the other room you totally forget what that errand is.
- You can stay alert and absorb new information. But when you take an exam, “Test Anxiety” rears its ugly head and creates a mental block, and you are not able to call to mind the answers to the questions on the exam that you in reality know.
The largest cause of a person’s failure to focus their concentration is tension. And the largest cause of a mental block to recall is also tension. So it stands to reason that the more relaxed a person is, the better they will be able to focus their concentration, absorb information, and then be able to recall it at a later date.
Today, memory enhancement through hypnosis has become a hot topic. This is because hypnosis is a great tool for creating and enhancing relaxation. As a matter of fact, the very fundamental nature of the hypnotic state is relaxation. And as the mind becomes peaceful, the ability to keep the mind focused increases. Similarly, a peaceful mind increases the ability to retain information and recall it when it is needed.
Hypnotic memory enhancement is fantastic for getting rid of test anxiety. There are several hypnotic techniques that can be used to help a student experience tranquility, self-assurance, and achievement while taking studying and taking tests.
During the month of September, Christy is offering a Conquer Test Anxiety with Hypnosis special. For $99 you will receive a hypnotic session to relieve all of your studying and test-taking anxieties. Contact me to set up an appointment.
Skype, phone, & in-person sessions available.