Drving Test Fear
Over one million people take the UK driving test each year. Driving instructors will tell you that many people fail their driving test not because of a lack of driving ability, but because of driving test anxiety or nervousness which builds up before the test even starts. Conversely, many others pass the test even though their technical driving skills may be limited, they just get it right on the day.
For many people, the anticipation of the test, and the thoughts of what might go wrong, can be worse than the test itself. And of course, the more nervous you become, the more likely you are to make mistakes on the actual test – a Catch-22 situation!
Passing the driving test is often as much about being calm, relaxed and focused as it is about driving skills. Whilst you must take sufficient driving lessons and get enough driving practice to learn to drive proficiently, hypnotherapy can help you prepare mentally to stay focused and relaxed ahead of the driving test itself. Deep relaxation techniques used in hypnosis help you to focus inwards and start to restore your feeling of confidence and self-belief, providing real help with passing the practical driving test.
How can Hypnotherapy help?
In hypnotherapy you can use visualisation techniques, using the power of your imagination to rehearse or practice the test in your mind. By doing so you will have already experienced the feeling of passing the test, and your mind has been pre-programmed for success. With your feelings of confidence and control restored, the driving test can be tackled with new levels of calmness and assurance.