There is a very different scenario to the teenager who won’t try. It’s the girl/boy who works well throughout the year – but when it comes to sitting down to take an exam fails himself miserably.
The coursework proves that the student has understood the subject and can discuss it with intelligence and insight. And then you have the exam, in which the same student is completely incapable of summoning up any of the facts or of making any sort of argument or coherent discussion.
This phobia is very similar to fear of public speaking.
There is a feeling of such physical terror that the mind goes blank, the mouth becomes dry, a vacuum opens up between your ears, and you become incapable of recognising anything other than the dread in your heart and the terrible fear that accompanies it. Well learned facts and figures fly out of your mind. You can’t remember anyone’s name – let alone their dates. You know you have failed yet again. The despair is overwhelming.
If you have exam phobia you will know that this creates all sorts of problems in other areas.
You don’t feel well – and often have nausea, stomach cramps and perhaps diarrhoea.
The expectation of performing badly means there is not much point in revising.
The dread of the approaching exam interferes with sleep – so you can spend a long time worrying and have difficulty getting to sleep. Then when you do – you have nightmares.
Your energy drains away and you feel too tired to revise.
Your confidence hits rock bottom.
The whole thing is a blight on your life.
If it’s your child going through this – you watch and wish you could do something more to help. Is extra tuition the answer? Would a no – nonsense approach get better results? Should you put the child into a less academic environment?
You watch your child torture himself and you feel angry and impotent.
What is going to happen to the child who may be bright and have academic potential but who cannot compete in the race?
What sort of a life can this child expect?
Is he condemned to work at a level far less than his capabilities?
Luckily there are answers.
There are excellent homeopathic remedies which target this phobia.
Go to an experienced homeopath and they will find the remedy that most closely corresponds to the symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are safe and effective. You will not become addicted and your personality won’t be masked by them.
Go to a Theta Healer to find out why this phobia exists.
I have found that it is usually for the same reasons that are responsible for most of our negative and self limiting thinking.
A belief that:
• I’m not clever enough
• I’m not good enough
• I am unacceptable
• I’m a failure
And so the list goes on.
You may say that yours or your child’s situation is not as bad as has been described and that all this sounds very heavy duty. Of course – I have given the worst case scenario and there are many different levels of experience.
But the responsibility for all these levels of experience lies with the same beliefs – though maybe not as strongly felt.
Of course – most of us do not go around saying that we aren’t good enough, and we don’t think of ourselves as failures. But in the back of the mind there is a little voice which tells us exactly that. We do our best to squash it – but somehow the negativity seeps through and saps our confidence. We start to develope fear of doing whatever we think may challenge us. We only see the fear – because we have hidden what lies under and what is now concealed by the fear. The underlying beliefs are responsible for our phobias – the fear is only the symptom.
Think of the brain as a computer hosting many programmes. Mostly the capacity of this amazing machine is used up by our negative programming – leaving less room for the positive programme circuits.
When you eradicate that negative voice in your head, the fear goes with it, and leaves room on your circuits for the positive thoughts to enter and for confidence and positivity to start influencing your life.
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