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Making it through exam time – stress free! | Lesley Leach Hypnotherapy
We're moving quickly into exam season - not only GCSEs and A Levels and University exams but also our 10 and 11 year olds are facing their first set of national tests - their SATs. My three children are taking finals, first year university exams and SATs this year, so it is fair to say things are not always calm in our house! I have been working with a year 6 class, talking to them all about why they become anxious, and how they can control their anxiety, especially when they are sitting in the middle of an exam, because we all understand that we can't perform at our best when we are anxious. They have been really receptive to it, and have really understood their own emotions. If they can understand at this young age why they are anxious and how to control their anxiety, it can save them a whole world of pain when they get to secondary school! It has been lovely working with them, teaching them breathing techniques and colour anchoring. Each session ends with a guided