There are times in our lives when the way we perform really matters. Whether it be for an important test, exam or performance we want to make sure that we do the best we can. All too often the mind gets in the way though, and this is where hypnosis can be very helpful*. Many top athletes, musicians and business professionals use hypnotherapy as their secret weapon and more and more people are turning to hypnosis as a way to rise above the competition. The technique can help overcome nerves, increase your chances of performing to your best, and remove that niggling self-doubt that holds many of us back (see references below)*.


Hypnosis for performance anxiety

Under hypnosis it is possible to work with the subconscious mind, which is the part of our brain that governs the majority of our behaviours and decisions. If the subconscious is convinced that you are going to achieve to your best then it will do everything it can to make that happen. Essentially hypnotherapy can train the mind to expect success so that when it really matters you are able to perform well, automatically*. Now this is not to say that you will become so full of yourself that you appear arrogant, it is about boosting that inner confidence and belief that underpins how you behave on the day. Of course, we can tell ourselves consciously that everything will be fine but it is the subconscious part of our brain that needs to know this. When we consciously try to do well, nerves become involved and these all too often tend to get in the way.  Hypnotherapy can enable us to make radical changes to the way we perform and below are some of the many applications of this simple therapy:


People from all walks of life use hypnosis to reach their potential from olympic athletes to airline pilots, students to business leaders. If you would like to discuss how hypnosis can potentially help you improve your performance please get in touch for a free initial phone consultation with Kate*:



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The conference went really well; I ended up on the main stage (in front of about 150 delegates). One of the senior managers said she was very impressed that I had got up in front of everyone and didn’t seem nervous!!!*
— W.R. (Hampshire)


Ainsworth, H.R., Torgerson, D.J., Torgerson, C.J., Bene, J., Grant, C., Ford, S. and Watt, I.  (2010) The effect of hypnotherapy on exam anxiety and exam performance: a pilot randomised controlled trial. Effective Education Vol. 2 , Iss. 2

Baker, J., Ainsworth, H., Torgerson, C. and Torgerson, D. (2009) A systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomised controlled trials evaluating the effect of hypnosis on exam anxiety. Effective Education Vol. 1 , Iss. 1

Iglesias, A. & and Iglesias, A. (2013) I-95 Phobia Treated With Hypnotic Systematic Desensitization: A Case Report. American Journal Of Clinical Hypnosis Vol. 56 , Iss. 2

Schoenberger, N.E., Kirsch, I., Gearan, P., Montgomery, G. & Pastyrnak, S.L. (1997) Behavior Therapy: Volume 28, Issue 1 pp127–140