Preparing for Exams
It is exam time again and my children are busy preparing! My son is doing his AS exams and two of my daughters are doing GCSE exams. They each have their own way of dealing with the stresses involved in preparing for their exams and each has found a way to study that is very much in keeping with their character type.
Motivation from Within
Over the years my wife and I chose to encourage our children to study but deliberately avoided putting them under any pressure to do so. We made ourselves available so they could come to us if they ever needed our help and they only did so when they really were stuck. Our approach placed the responsibility for their success or failure firmly on their own shoulders and this made them find their own inner source of motivation rather than looking for it outside themselves.
The Art of Self Hypnosis
There was one thing that we actively encouraged and which we feel was a very important ingredient in their success to date and that is the art of self hypnosis. We taught each of our children how to hypnotise themselves from a very early age and this proved to be an invaluable tool.
By learning how to achieve this relaxed state of mind they learned how to silence the monkey mind and develop powers of concentration that are rare in many children today. Visitors would comment on how our children could sit through a whole movie with subtitles while theirs were unable to sit still for even a few minutes. This was just a natural consequence of self hypnosis which our children now just take for granted and see as perfectly normal.
Hypnosis for Children at Bedtime
I, also, created an audio program which they played going to sleep at night when they were very young and which helped them sleep soundly and awake every morning feeling wonderful. The audio program was designed to counteract all the negative messages our children received during the course of anyone’s normal waking day and which we all just take for granted.
We have grown numb to hearing and seeing things that once may have upset us. The images we see on TV and the suggestions we are bombarded with through advertising and the the media are the same messages our children are exposed to. Then there are well meaning people in our children’s lives, including ourselves who unwittingly say things that they could easily accept and which could affect them negatively at the subconscious level.
Following is a link to the audio called Hypnosis for Children at Bedtime by Xavier Nathan and which can be downloaded from the Downloads Page of our website. In the state of hypnosis positive suggestions that are given to the child go directly to the subconscious where they are accepted and automatically activated and this is the main reason why the audio is so effective.
Learn your Multiplication Tables in your Sleep
Another audio program I created specifically for my children and which I made commercially available for download from our website Downloads Page is: Learn your Multiplication Tables in Your Sleep by Xavier Nathan
While my children were attending Primary School there was not the same emphasis on rote of learning tables as in previous years and I could see this as a problem in later years. To solve this problem I created an audio for them which taught them their tables while they slept. None of my children have ever had any problems in this area as a result whereas I meet students every day in High School who still need a calculator to calculate what comes second nature to my children.
I went on to develop a Computer Mathematics Program called Mathematics Tutor to teach my children all the basics of arithmetic which they could practice at home and ensure that they had a solid foundations in the basics. This too is also available for purchase from our website in CD form.
Unleashing the Limitless Power of the Subconscious Mind
The mind is very powerful and we only use a fraction of it. The reason for this is that many people still do not fully realise their potential because they were never taught the art of Self Hypnosis to enlist the support of their subconscious to achieve their goals.
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