The American Psychological Association, in describing hypnosis, states that the hypnotic context is generally established by an induction procedure. Although there are many different hypnotic inductions, most include suggestions for relaxation and calmness.
However, relaxation is not necessary for hypnosis, and a wide variety of suggestions can be used including those to become more alert. Similar to traditional hypnosis, active-alert hypnosis is characterized by highly focused attention.
I have adapted the techniques of Dr. David Wark of the University of Minnesota, for intervention with students. Many have reported significant improvement in their overall study habits, level of concentration, and information recall crucial for examination performance. Please inquire about a free brochure.
This approach has particular relevance for any areas of application where performance is crucial; such as, public speaking.