Using Hypnosis for Job Interview Anxiety
For many people, the very thought of a job interview can cause
an attack of the nerves: butterflies in the stomach, dry mouth,
and weak knees. Sometimes, the thought of a job interview
can even trigger a panic attack. If this happens to you, you
might be interested in some tips on using hypnosis for job
If the thought of a job interview makes you nervous, you have
what is called anticipatory anxiety, and it is very common.
Many people have it over all sorts of situations. You need
to try to relax and calm down, and there are several ways
to do this.
First, make sure you are completely prepared for the interview,
down to the fine detail of knowing exactly how to travel to
the interview and contingencies in case of being delayed.
Have your clothes picked out, any materials you are bringing
ready, and make sure you get a good night's sleep beforehand.
Also remember that life goes on after the interview, so try
to keep it all in perspective. Even if you don't get the job,
you will have learned something worthwhile from the experience
which you can improve upon in your next interview.
You should also practice some deep breathing exercises, breathing
from the diaphragm and not your chest. This will trigger a
relaxation response that will soon become second nature to
you - it's called 7-11 breathing. You breathe in for a count
of 7, and out for a count of 11 and repeat this slow, deep
breathing for a few minutes until your body quiets down. This
forces your body to move out of the 'fight or flight' state,
into a more useful, calmer state.
Now, if you do all of these things and you still feel nervous,
you might want to consider using hypnosis for your job interview
anxiety. Hypnosis is really no more than a way to get into
a deeply relaxed state, during which you are able to access
your unconscious mind, where your fears and anxiety are stored.
You will be able to replace any negative thoughts you are
having about your job interview with positive thoughts. For
example, you can practice hearing you talk confidently, and
answer tricky questions without being flustered. As a result,
you will find that your anxiety over the interview is greatly
relieved, and you'll go into your interview with an abundance
of energy and confidence you can give it your best.
Copyright 2006 Lyndsay Swinton
Article by Lyndsay Swinton of 'How Hypnosis Works'
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