Look into my eyes - now your rear view mirror

Driving instructor Javez Khan has up come with a hypnotic way of ensuring his students pass their tests.

The 41-year old instructor and trained hypnotherapist has invented a brand new form of driver training which aims to break the curse of nervousness that has plagued learners since the automobile first hit the roads.

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'Mirror signal manoeuvre' is still Javez's main motoring mantra, but he also draws on learners' subconscious minds to banish the dread, and turn nervous wrecks into calm, confident and safe drivers.

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Javez said: "It's not like stage hypnotherapy, it's about actually getting deep down into the unconscious brain and coming up with solutions.

"It's about relaxation techniques and using the unconscious brain,

which is 90 to 95 per cent more powerful than the conscious brain.

"If someone gets into a car and says 'my mind is not right, I just cannot concentrate' I will formulate a small script with them and take them back through their own words in a positive way."

Javez's methods are already proving a success.

The experienced instructor spent 10 years guiding L-platers round the streets of Horsforth, Pudsey and Bradford before hitting on his new, improved formula.

He claims his new-age driving school - with the tagline 'training for people with test nerves ' - has helped eight of every 10 of his

learners to pass their test first time.

The national average for first time passes is 3 in 10.

Javez hit on his magic formula after doing a masters degree in neurolinguistic programming and hypnotherapy.

"Although I am teaching them to drive, it's a lot more than that," he explained.

"I had one guy who had been learning for one and a half years and had totally lost his confidence, his ability to drive and to do anything.

He passed his test first time.

"People come to me from other driving schools and the words and language that has been used by the trainers put them off.

"But with me, somebody can get behind the wheel, and be in a completely different state (of mind] within minutes.

"My whole ethos of someone coming and sitting in the car is about learning to drive, yes, but also about being a bigger, better person."

Javez also runs life-coaching classes.

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