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's on to do well. With this hypnosis CD will help you learn ways to calm yourself down and center yourself when you're tense or anxious. It makes perfect sense to become anxious when having to take a test, but most people keep that anxiety within limits while others become overwhelmed and don’t do as well as they could. The trick is to find a nice and easy balance with enough anxiety to be at your top performance capabilities, but not so much anxiety that you become frozen with fear and therefore can’t really focus on the material itself. This hypnosis CD for test anxiety is able to find that balance by training your mind via the subconscious to focus on the material and have confidence in your natural ability. This gives you an even shot at doing the best that your skill level can achieve and therefore the test really measures your abilities and not the level of your anxiety. This hypnosis CD for test taking anxiety uses beach guided imagery with background music by Jef Gazley, M.S., LMFT, who is a certified clinical hypnotherapist. Copyright © 2011.