Exam Anxiety and EMDR
In the last forty years, individuals have tried to reduce the anxiety of exams by psychiatrists or psychologists through various psychotherapy methods. Previous techniques include systematic desensitization, self-control procedures, relaxation techniques, cognitive and contextual therapy. (Sarason, 1985). The biggest mistake of those who are concerned about the exam is to postpone the treatment process, wait for it to pass spontaneously or ask for help shortly before the exam. If you have a high level of test anxiety, consult a psychiatrist or psychologist without waiting.
EMDR A method called Desensitization and Reprocessing by Turkish Eye Movement in Francine Shapiro in 1987. According to this method, negative emotions, thoughts, behaviors and disturbances lie behind unprocessed memories. When traumatic or very disturbing events occur, the person may not process the information in a healthy way. Emotions, thoughts, sounds, images, and body reactions are stored as the event takes place. Therefore, if some events after the event trigger this unprocessed memory, the person may react as if they are experiencing all or part of the memory.
EMDR ensures the elimination of the negative memories of the person and the negative beliefs about the exam. Providing the negative memories that reoccur in the brain.
Depending on the level of anxiety, the psychiatrist may recommend EMDR therapy as well as medication.
EMDR uses dual attention stimuli to reduce the emotional burden of anxiety. Therapy helps a person participate in an exam with reduced anxiety. And allow them access to the necessary information next time. EMDR works to reduce anxiety based on previous negative experiences, memories or events. In order to be successful in the exam, it aims to reduce the level of anxiety. Releasing the person from the negative thoughts,feelings they have experienced before.