San Diego, CA, August 15, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Standardized tests are a fact of life in elementary school, high school, and college, and employment application tests are a fact of life in the job market. Most test-takers feel some anxiety before exams, but for many, tests are serious stumbling blocks. No matter how prepared they are or how hard they study, their minds go blank.
Now on September 19th, 2009, Lynn Whitmire C.Ht. and Dr. Laura Hershey reveal the secrets to a simple do-it-yourself acupressure tapping technique called EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) which is being used by students and job applicants around the world to reduce and even eliminate test anxiety before and during exams and job interviews. The procedure takes just a few minutes, and they claim an 80-percent success rate.
Test anxiety can have as many symptoms as a physical illness, including headaches, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, hot flashes, cold sweats, shortness of breath, rapid heart-beat, dry mouth, dizziness, and even fainting spells.
The most widely used methods for treating test anxiety include preparation, practice, developing good study habits, remembering to eat, sleep, and exercise on a normal schedule, maintaining a positive attitude, and learning relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or progressive muscle relaxation.
“All of these can make a difference,” says Los Angeles physician Eric Robins, MD, “but when someone feels anxious, his or her sympathetic nervous system is firing off, producing the rapid pulse, sweating, and other symptoms that are associated with test anxiety. I think this shunts blood away from the frontal lobes of the brain, which is where much of our thinking, processing, and test-taking ability comes from. In an exam or interview situation, this is a problem.”
“In my practice I have worked with hundreds of students and I have found that EFT is an even more effective way of empowering you to overcome test anxiety” said Lynn Whitmire C.Ht.
EFT works by restoring the body’s flow of energy and blood circulation. This brings people back to the physiological state they were in when they learned the material in the first place. The theory of state-dependent learning says that people are able to retrieve information easier if they are in the same state as they were when they learned it. If you were calm and relaxed while studying, it’s difficult to retrieve information when you’re in a state of panic. EFT quickly restores you to the ideal place for state-dependent learning to work.
Even though EFT is a new technique, it has an impressive track record in treating performance anxiety triggered by everything from SAT tests and college boards to athletic performance.
This one-time event will be held on September 19th from 10:00 to 1:00 at 810 Emerald Street, Suite 102, San Diego, CA. 92109. Cost is $99.00. Attendance is limited so people are encouraged to call early to reserve a spot.
Dr. Laura Hershey is a practicing Non Force Chiropractor since 1989. Dr. Hershey uses "Emotional Freedom Technique" when there is an emotional component to her chiropractic patients' physical issues. Dr. Hershey is listed as a Certified Practitioner with Gary Craig's EFT official website.(www.SanDiegoNonForce.com).
Lynn Whitmire is a Certified Master Trainer for the International Association of Counselors and Therapists and is the owner of Advanced Hypnotherapy (www.AdvancedHypnotherapyOnline.com). Her extensive training in Hypnosis, N.L.P. and “Emotional Freedom Technique” qualifies her as one on San Diego’s top life coaches. Lynn has taught at The School of Healing Arts, worked in the Holistic Healing Clinic in Pacific Beach and as a part of the treatment team at "Shakti Rising" - a program for young women with body image and substance abuse issues.