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Five Quick Strategies That Can Help You Manage Exam Anxiety

Posted by K Clark on Thursday, May 19, 2016, In : Managing Stress 
As we approach the summer months many students will be preparing for exams.  Exams can be a source of great anxiety so learning to manage your anxiety in an exam situation will help you to perform your best. Below are some tips you can practice to help you manage exam nerves.


1. Breathing exercises
When you feel your anxiety levels rising take a few moments out to refocus on your breathing.  Place your hand on your tummy as this can help you feel more connected with your breath.  Inhale through...

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Tips to Help You Manage Anxiety when Travelling to New Places

Posted by K Clark on Thursday, January 7, 2016, In : Managing Stress 


Travelling to a new location can be daunting, especially if you experience anxiety. Sometimes, however, it is unavoidable. You may need to travel somewhere new to attend a health appointment, visit family or a friend, attend a meeting or interview or start a new job or study.  Below are some steps you can take to manage the feelings of anxiety you may experience in this new situation.

Plan journey
If you are travelling via public transport you can use websites such as Travelline or National Rai...
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Christmas Shopping Tips if you Suffer with Anxiety

Posted by K Clark on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, In : Managing Stress 
Christmas shopping can be stressful at the best of times, but if you suffer with anxiety it can be especially tough.  Below are some tips to help you manage your anxiety levels while you do your shopping.



Plan Ahead
Planning ahead will help you to stay focused and enable you to work out a strategy for how to tackle your shopping.  Make a list of the items you want to purchase and think about where you could get these items from.  You can then make yourself a list per shop and take one shop at a...

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Supporting an Anxious Child

Posted by K Clark on Monday, November 10, 2014, In : Managing Stress 

I've had a few enquiries recently relating to helping children and young people with anxiety so thought it may be helpful to write todays blog post on that subject.  Anxiety is an emotion we will all experience at one time or another and it's often a reaction to stress or a sign that we are not coping.  Unfortunately anxiety is becoming increasingly common amongst children so I'm offering a few tips to help you to support an anxious child.    

1. Listen and Observe
Children and young people wil...

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Five Tips for Managing Anxiety & Anxiety Attacks

Posted by K Clark on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, In : Managing Stress 



According to the charity, Anxiety UK, anxiety affects one in six adults living in the UK. Anxiety is the term used to describe the physical and emotional sensation of fear or nervousness. You will be more prone to it's effects at times of stress, during and after a traumatic experience or when you are in a situation that scares you or makes you fear for your safety.  

Some of the main symptoms include shortness of breath, palpitations, upset stomach, dry mouth, sweaty palms and tense musc...


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About Me


Katherine Clark I am experienced mental health worker with 15 years experience working with young people and adults with enduring mental health needs. I have set up this blog to share some of the tips and skills I have learnt along the way. If you have any suggestions or particular questions you would like me to answer feel free to email me at enquiries@essentiallifeskills.org







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