Managing Exam Stress

Exams are stressful at any time but the pressures experienced by teens during GCSEs and A Levels is particularly intense. our Managing Exam Stress workshop focuses on helping students deal with the many pressures they face during this busy stage in their lives and provides them with proven methods and tools for tackling their anxieties.

Participants learn how to become aware of how they are feeling as they start to revise and plan for their exams. They discover how to recognise performance anxiety and fear of failure, as well as how to manage both the expectation of others and their own high standards.

By the end of the workshop, students will have a useful toolbox of strategies that enable them to develop healthy habits in preparation for the challenges presented by both revision and exams.

The Workshop:

  • Teaches practical study skills, including those particularly helpful with revision planning and
    preparation for exams
  • Focuses on managing emotional reactions to pressure
  • Presents valuable techniques and approaches discovered through evidence-based research. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness
  • Explains how to deal with issues around exam stress such as performance anxiety, fear of failure, and managing expectations
  • Highlights the importance of physical wellbeing and offers useful tips on healthy study habits, including the value of sleep, diet, and exercise

The day includes a short interactive parent session, which is designed to equip parents and carers with information on how to support young people through the exam season. This is accompanied by a useful handout.

Next upcoming workshop on Monday 22nd october 2018

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"As a course facilitator/instructor, Nicola exudes confidence and knowledge in an accessible way. Nic invites challenge from participants and does not shy from challenging back in a sensitive and thoughtful manner."
2018-08-23T10:49:05+00:00
"As a course facilitator/instructor, Nicola exudes confidence and knowledge in an accessible way. Nic invites challenge from participants and does not shy from challenging back in a sensitive and thoughtful manner."
"Dr Smith's natural ability to synthesise often complex information and psychological jargon into straightforward language makes Dr Smith a highly engaging and effective and trainer."
2018-08-10T08:10:13+00:00
"Dr Smith's natural ability to synthesise often complex information and psychological jargon into straightforward language makes Dr Smith a highly engaging and effective and trainer."
"I would highly recommend Dr Smith as a supervisor and trainer!"
2018-08-10T08:12:42+00:00
"I would highly recommend Dr Smith as a supervisor and trainer!"
"I unreservedly recommend Nicola as a developer of workshops and an inspiring instructor."
2018-08-23T10:49:28+00:00
"I unreservedly recommend Nicola as a developer of workshops and an inspiring instructor."
"Dr Smith is rigorous in how she approaches writing course content. Nicola draws on her extensive and diverse clinical experience, which is deeply rooted in the research literature and is eminently practical and applied."
2018-08-23T10:48:46+00:00
"Dr Smith is rigorous in how she approaches writing course content. Nicola draws on her extensive and diverse clinical experience, which is deeply rooted in the research literature and is eminently practical and applied."
"Nicola is a talented and adaptive trainer, who understands how to motivate candidates. When necessary Nic can challenge an individuals ideas/behaviour but in an encouraging and safe manner. We have found Nicola is able to present often complex theory in a very practical way."
2018-08-23T10:48:29+00:00
"Nicola is a talented and adaptive trainer, who understands how to motivate candidates. When necessary Nic can challenge an individuals ideas/behaviour but in an encouraging and safe manner. We have found Nicola is able to present often complex theory in a very practical way."

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