After leading the challenge to topple Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga in the first half of the season, Leverkusen have only won twice in their last eight league matches, a run that leaves them 22 points behind the defending champions.
Hyypia has watched his side lose their last five games in all competitions and he received a vote of confidence from the club's board earlier this week.
Rather than focus on the negatives of their recent form slump, the Finn is hoping to use it in a positive way to make him and Leverkusen stronger for the rest of the campaign.
"This is a good challenge for us to show we are strong," the 40-year-old said.
"My coaching career has not been very long and this is the first time that I'm stuck in such a situation.
"Of course I've asked many people for advice as to what I can do.
"I want to develop myself and without this situation that development would progress slower."
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