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67. Bad marks

PERSON: boy.
DESCRIPTION: quick decrease of performance at school; risk of repeating the year; private lessons ineffective; apparent self-sabotage followed by feelings of guilt; intolerance of external pressures.
APPROACH: "tell me what do you really need"; his request of being better in written exams in class; hypnotic training for concentration and resistance to disturbances and distractions; timed tests on his ability to pay attention; development of negative hallucinations [he didn't hear any longer my disturbing voice]; his request to work on the fear to fail; 4th and last session; self-hypnosis training.
RESULT: after three sessions, three low (insufficient) marks now sufficient; very positive written exams; good increase of scholastic performance.
UPDATE (1 month): marks good enough to avoid the repetition of the year.

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