Help for Test Anxiety
Induction of choice…I like taking tests!…Tests allow me to understand how I am doing. Tests allow me time to relax my muscles as I concentrate on using my intelligence. I look forward to examinations. I enjoy expanding my mind and all of its abilities. Tests allow me to focus on valuable information and knowledge. Someday I may need this knowledge in my life. I may someday use the information I’m learning to help someone I care about. All of the information I study is recorded in the memory bank in my subconscious mind, for easy access, whenever and wherever I need or want it. I can quickly and easily retrieve this information. When I study, each and every word I read or hear has its own meaning and importance. I imagine my mind is like a video camera. This video camera is recording all of my experiences…Everything I see is recorded. Everything I hear is recorded. Everything I feel is recorded. All of these events and all this information is being recorded in my brain…All of this information will be readily available whenever I want it. Before I take each test, I will review this information. I will read over the information many, many times. As I do this, I will become very relaxed. It is so easy to quickly learn and absorb knowledge as I feel relaxed, calm and alert continually. When it is test time, I will take three relaxing, deep breaths when I enter the test taking area. As I exhale, I will concentrate on letting all of the tension out of my body.
As I first view the test, I will take three long, satisfying breaths, concentrating on relaxing my body. As I more deeply relax, my mind becomes even more fully alert and aware, running at full efficiency. When I reach a question that seems difficult, I ask my memory bank for the answer, as I relax the answer appears in my conscious awareness. I realize that the questions that are more difficult will help me to prove my improved level of knowledge and help me access my memory bank easily and confidently. I am much smarter than I ever thought possible. I like tests; I look forward to tests now