Exams are important. The results can change lives and stressing about them can damage performance and undermine young peoples' confidence. This exam stress management programme requires very little time or effort to use and provides a straightforward, practical guide to exam stress management.
Written by an experienced educational psychologist, this short, explanatory book is accompanied by simple, easy to follow audio files which lead the listener through a sequence of five relaxation sessions to reduce stress, increase focus and plan for success. Using the book as a guide you simply listen to the audio tracks and follow what they say. All tracks have been designed so that they are easy to digest and applicable in the middle of a busy day. To sum up, this book:
• Provides practical and easy to follow steps to help anyone cope with exam stress
• Teaches relaxation techniques that can be used to reduce stress wherever you find it
• Offers a real stress knowledge base to teachers and family members supporting students with exam stress
This important guide is suitable for secondary school students as well as college and university students. The easy to follow relaxation sessions will be of interest to anyone studying for examinations who wishes to lower their exam stress levels.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. A Brief Overview of the Stress Management Programme 2. The Contents of a Stress Management Session 3. Life Can be Stressful 4. Getting to Grips with Stress 5. The Big Picture on Stress 6. What the Experts Say about Stress 7. Students Relaxing Together 8. I Am Too Busy for Stress Management 9. Choosing What to Think 10. Unpacking the Philosophy Scripts for Relaxation Recordings References Disclaimer
Anthony James has a lifetime's experience working with children, parents, teachers and other professionals, as a chartered educational psychologist in both public and private sectors, ranging from rural communities to inner cities throughout the UK. He qualified as an educational psychologist at The University of Sussex, began working on stress management in the mid-1980s and subsequently completed a doctorate on teacher stress at University College London.