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Exam Stress is coming...How you can deal with it.

Updated on March 25, 2013

Take a breath and imagine just being relaxed..

Just relax..
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Practical tips for helping with exam success

As exam season approaches many parents are faced with children who are worrying about what they can do in order to get through this very trying time.

As a clinical hypnotherapist I am seeing quite a few clients who are looking for help with dealing with this problem. When I work with anyone under the age of 18 I always need to have a parent or guardian in the room with them and in fact the older person often finds that they are learning techniques that they themself can use for their own worries.

I like to use the expression that "We get more of what we think about".

I say this to most of my clients fairly soon into any session and then we go on to explore it in more detail.

Put simply if you imagine something will happen then it is quite likely that you are right.

If you decide that you will be nervous in an exam and that you will fumble your papers and struggle to get through it then walk out half way through...then you have started to mentally rehearse this scenario and the chances are that it will happen!

This Is why I work with my clients to get them to visualise a calm and tranquil surrounding, and think about walking into that exam room full of confidence that they will do the best that they can.

Taking a deep breath seems simple and obvious, but people still don't always do this. It is always a good thing to do. We may breath all on our own for all of our lives but that extra breath will really help to calm you down.

Taking time out for yourself and thinking that you will be calm is a start, and of course there are many other things that you can do, but always remember to picture in your mind success and you will find that it is much more likely to happen

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    • Mark Powlett profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Powlett 

      5 years ago from Redditch, Worcestershire

      Hi Torrilynn, you are absolutely right. Its great when people realise that this simple thought change makes such a difference. Of course it may not be simple at first but we can make that change.

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      torrilynn 

      5 years ago

      I found that the best way to deal with stress is to relax and to take time out from the hustle and bustle of life

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