Driving instructors

Bradford driving instructor puts learners in the ‘right frame of mind’

A BRADFORD Driving Instructor trained in hypnotherapy gets people in the ‘right frame of mind’ so they can pass their driving test the first time and avoid the long wait of having to book another one.

With learner drivers currently having to wait until 2022 to book a driving test at one of Bradford’s two test centres, Javez Khan, a trained hypnotherapist who runs the company Hypno Driving, aims to ensure his students are “100% prepared so that they can achieve perfection”. “.

Mr Khan, who has been a driving instructor since 2010, studied psychology and wanted to know why people failed their driving tests.

He said: “Why do professionals who are doing well in every other aspect of life start to sweat and get so nervous when they get behind the wheel of a car? That’s where the journey began. ”

Instead of stage hypnotherapy, Mr. Khan uses neuro-linguistic programming, hypnotherapy and accelerated learning techniques.

He said: “When you’re in the right frame of mind, anything is possible.

“It’s about putting people at ease and making them feel comfortable.

“We gain a rapport with people and they gain a rapport with themselves.

“This is a real problem for people who have failed their driving test several times.

“People can get very nervous about driving, so we have to work with them.

“People can experience different feelings when they get behind the wheel of a car.

“Drivers need to be confident and calm, so it’s about finding out what makes them confident, calm and happy. Confidence leads to safer drivers.

“When we were in lockdown, there was no training or driving tests.

“People then had to find the time and spend more money to catch up on what they had learned before.”

He also said it has proven difficult to get out of lockdown and book a driving test in the near future.

Mr Khan, 52, from Manningham, said: ‘There is still a bit of a wait for test drive availability. Bradford is full until 2022.’

It creates more urgency for people to pass their driving test the first time.

“That’s why we work with people to make sure they’re 100% ready, so they can achieve perfection.”

And Mr Khan recently asked one of his students to achieve the feat – a perfect test score without a single minor or major fault, a rare achievement.

“It was a clean sheet, an A** result,” Mr Khan said. “Less than one percent of learner drivers achieve this.”