Asanté Counselling & Therapy Centre
Confidential and Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy Services in Drogheda, County Louth.
Motivation and Pre-test Nerves
A significant difficulty that many people experience is motivating themselves either to begin new things in their lives or to see them through to a successful conclusion. Change such as seeking a new relationship or career can seem daunting, even frightening and many people stay in the same job or with the same person even though they are not happy sometimes for years. This is often because of the attitude that “the devil you know is sometimes better than the devil you don’t”.
Clearly it can be important for people to find the motivation to seek changes in their lives rather than waiting for life to force changes upon them. Therapy for motivation can often help people understand themselves better and thereby be able to think more clearly about what they would like to change in their lives. Change must happen because as we all know nothing lasts forever, motivational therapy can often help people get energised to begin making the changes that they want.
A major obstacle that many people find when considering things like a change of career for instance or embarking on a new relationship is fear. Of course this can be useful to a degree, perhaps by making them cautious about making irrational decisions or sudden significant changes but when they find themselves frozen by fear of the new or the unknown then it can be time to seek help. A technique that can often help get rid of this fear is Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). It can do so by helping to free up the energy needed to act. Other techniques which can help with motivation are cognitive behavioural techniques which can help people change their thinking and behaviour and hypnotherapy which can help resolve the unconscious resistance's to change. For more information on motivational therapy call David or Eileen on 041-9803783.
Taking your driving test can be one of the most nerve racking times in a person’s life. The fear of failure and the embarrassment of doing so can often lead to a great reluctance of many drivers to even apply let alone sit the test. This is perhaps one of the reasons why their are still a great many learner drivers in Ireland who are driving illegally on provisional licences. Therapy can be extremely effective in helping leaner drivers deal with pre-test nerves and enable them to pass their test. As with motivation, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) can be extremely effective way of resolving the fears that cause pre-test nerves. These fears often relate to experiencing the physical effects of nerves such as stomach cramps or shortness of breath. Looking foolish in front of an examiner who is watching everything they do can also be a significant source of pre-test nerves as can fear of having to admit failure to friends or family.
Psychotherapy can be a useful way of changing the thoughts that trigger driving test nerves. Techniques such as deep breathing and EFT can provide powerful responses to deal with the physiological and emotional difficulties that are often inherent in the lead up to doing the test. For further information on how we may be able to help you pass your driving test call us now on 087-0555858 or click here ... to see a case study.