HSC preparation

It is this time of the year again, where the stress starts getting bigger and bigger for some students due to exam or test anxiety. 

According to Wikipedia Exam or Test anxiety is a combination of physiological over-arousal, tension and somatic symptoms, along with worry, dread, fear of failure, and catastrophizing, that occur before or during test situations. This anxiety creates significant barriers to learning and performance.Some anxiety is normal and often helpful to stay mentally and physically alert. When one experiences too much anxiety, however, it can result in emotional or physical distress, difficulty concentrating, and emotional worry. Inferior performance arises not because of intellectual problems or poor academic preparation, but because testing situations create a sense of threat for those experiencing test anxiety; anxiety resulting from the sense of threat then disrupts attention and memory function. And the result of the test is not what the student was looking for which then of course continues often in further spiralling down to – who knows.

What can we do?

There is a solution to the problem which is part of what Results-Coaching offers, it is called neuro emotional coaching. A combination of working with the brain and the emotions that are often locked up in our limbic system, without us knowing, and once they are uncovered we can find ways to get them to move on freeing the person from the grip of anxiety and stress.

A lot of pressure is put on students during their preparation for the HSC and that pressure certainly won’t ease any tension and anxiety, rather add to it. Therefor it is important to help the students with a different form of preparing for the times of the HSC on an emotional level so they can cope with the pressure and still enjoy their life outside of studying and school.

Using the latest research findings into how the connection between the limbic brain and our behaviour works we can now use a combination of modalities like EMDR (Eye Movement Desinsitisation and Reprocessing), NLP (Neuro Linguistic Processing), Cognitive Behavioural Techniques to retrain the brain to cope with stress and anxiety – on a mental as well as on an emotional level.

For more information please call Barbara now on 0452180759. Don’t wait till the last minute, even though we won’t need weeks and weeks of sessions it is advised to start the coaching rather sooner than later as it is important to also have a less stressful time leading into the exams.