By AARON YNCLAN, Staff Writer

Henry Ford Community College will host a pair of anxiety management seminars entitled “Stop Test Anxiety,” which are set to take place on Tuesday, April 9 th and 16th, from 12:30-2 and 5-6:30 pm.

As students are well aware, college can be an incredibly stressful environment, and there are times that it can feel like there is so much going on that a student can crack under the weight of it. To help students with this, John Carroll, an HFCC counselor and licensed hypnotherapist, began offering anxiety seminars to help students learn to control and remove stress and anxiety to increase their study habits as well as boost their efficiency and confidence for exams. “I’ve been doing these sessions since 1992,” said Carroll. “I went to an extensive training program in hypnotherapy, and I was looking at ways to maximize my training. And one of the things that came up was that students were suffering from test anxiety, and there’s no reason that they have to suffer from that.”

One of the primary techniques that Mr. Carroll teaches to students is a hypnotic method called the post-hypnotic suggestion. “Participants experience a hypnotic process and are given this post-hypnotic suggestion, which basically puts them into a ‘performance zone’ which allows them to study that much more clear and be able to understand what it is they’re trying to learn,” said Carroll.

To register for the seminars, simply visit hfcc.edu/campus_life/counseling/stop-test-anxiety. The “Stop Test Anxiety” sessions are free of charge and open to the public, so all who are interested are highly recommended to attend.