The term test anxiety refers to the emotional reactions that some students have to exams. Test anxiety is actually a type of performance anxiety - a feeling someone might have in a situation where performance really counts or when the pressure is on to do well. A certain amount of preparatory anxiety is actually helpful when involved in any task, but when the nervousness becomes overwhelming then performance plummets as the person is so busy trying to calm down that they can’t bring their full attention to the actual task they are involved with. The trick is to keep the preparatory anxiety, but not the performance anxiety. Hypnosis has been shown time and again to do just that. Taking the steps given in this hypnosis CD can help you learn ways to calm yourself down and become centered when you're tense or anxious. During hypnosis people are much more susceptible to positive suggestions as the deeper parts of the brain take the suggestions directly and this bypasses the conscious brain that is focusing on the anxiety. The only way to really see what a student is really capable of on any task is when they are relaxed enough to really focus on the test instead of the anxiety. This test taking hypnosis CD allows your real ability to be demonstrated. Learn how to be all that you are through listening to this excellent study aid. This hypnosis CD uses beach guided imagery with background music by Jef Gazley, M.S., LMFT, who is a certified clinical hypnotist ©2005.