For a lot of people taking an exam is a dim distant memory, for some people it can be a terrifying experience that causes them to freeze at the start or, even worse, for the entire duration of an exam. This can greatly reduces their performance and also have a catasrophic effect on the outcome/result. It has been said 'strong emotions can make people stupid' and we all know that it can be difficult to think clearly under times of stress, anxiety or panic. This can often begin during revision and the closer the exams get the higher the feelings of Anxiety.

Master Your Exam Stress (we call it 'MYES' for short) is a newly designed course aimed at teaching students some easy to use techniques to help them manage and overcome the stress and anxiety that can sometimes be experienced during the build up to and even while taking their exams. All they need to bring along are some memories, an imagination and a willingness to try something different.

After some discussions with the counselling service, the oportunity was given to run the pilot course at Brunel University specifically for the students in the weeks just before exams and the results were truly amazing.

  • 77.7% experienced an increase in well being
  • 77.7% experienced a decrease in anxiety
  • 72.2% experience a decrease in depression

Here is some of the feedback we recieved.

  • “The most valuable about this course was learning and realizing about all the techniques that are there to help me in my everyday life. It made me look through stress days/moments differently.”
  • “This course helped me to realise that I have all the resources to handle stressful situations. The techniques, especially anchoring has taught me how I can refocus and control my anxiety during challenging situations”
  • “I can honestly say that this course has, in some ways, been like a lifeline for me. It has made me feel welcome and safe even with all my flaws and issues.”

Our aim is not just to hand over skills for dealing with exam stress but to teach transferable skills that can help in other areas of life, like job interviews, business meetings, planning events.

Designed to run over four modules, (with an optional 5th consolidation module available) that are tailor made to suit each cohort presented and created with a minimum workload in mind. Using one of the unique elements from Cognitive Hypnotherapy, wordweaving™ audio files specifically designed to help consolidate the techniques which are taught. Alongside techniques taken from NLP, we teach students to take control of unwanted feelings and emotions to give themselves a better understanding of how to approach an exam.

As a school you have different options to choose from for your students. Each course is designed to accommodate upto a maximum of 20 students. We can offer a generic four module course designed to run over four weeks with email support throughout for your cohort, up to a bespoke five module course to run over five weeks, tailor made around the students preferred learning styles with all relevant paperwork provided by us.

For more information or to make an appointment for a free presentation, to either members of staff or perhaps the cohort themselves, please call or email me.