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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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Posted by K Clark on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, In : Managing Stress 
Learning to relax is a vital part of staying healthy, both physically as well as mentally.  There is no right way to relax but you should ideally be aiming for an activity which calms you.  When you are calm your breathing is slowed and it comes with ease, your muscles feel loosened and free of tension and your thoughts start to slow down and you feel able to think clearly.  

There are a number of activities you can do to coax your body and mind into this state.  These include the following:

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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 [email protected]

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