You are not alone!
As parents, guardians, teachers or tutors, we can see the potential in our kids. We want them to do well - and to be happy. And it's so tough to watch them struggle and suffer with their exams. We want to fix it for them, to take away the worry and anxiety, to help them to see what we can see, deep inside them.
But, instead, it's easy to get frustrated, ratty and even to end up shouting at them, when what they most need is our support.
It was after just such an afternoon that I had my lightbulb moment - when exam stress hit my eldest son, hard - and it led to the creation of How To Beat Exam Stress - for parents, just like you.
I could see what had been missing from my son's school preparation for his exams - and exactly how to best help him with this exam stress. I suddenly realised that, after 15+ years of helping over 1 million adults to feel less stressed, be happier, feel more confident, and to make the difference they are really here to make in the world, I already had all of the tools my son needed to do more than 'get through' his exams. Duh!
If I could wave a magic wand, here's what I'd love to be able to give to you, for you to give to your child:
I get to share with you the best of the strategies I have developed over my past 15 years as an NLP Trainer (it's all about the games our minds love to play and it also means I'm an expert in how to design training so that it actually works!) These have been adapted to make them easy for you to teach to your child.
As a reformed engineer, previously specialising in lean manufacturing, I love pulling out the core techniques that work. So How To Beat Exam Stress is a fluff-free zone - full of practical inspiration that works in minutes, not months.
I'm also a certified Meditation, Mindfulness and Yoga Teacher, so you'll be getting gems from those worlds, too, but these techniques have all been through my Inner Engineer's filter, so you'll get them grounded in common sense - and with a generous dollop of humour.
Your'e going to get the most useful bits from some of my six books, including 52 Mindful Moments, the Little Book of Daily Sunshine and Dare To Dream Bigger (for entrepreneurs and passionate world-changers), because they can make such a difference with exam stress.
And you can choose from browsing the articles, videos and podcast episodes on this site, or you could join me for a live online workshop, or you could take one of the self-study courses I have created to help you to help your child.
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Clare has spent the past 15 years teaching over a million people to feel less stressed and to make the difference they are really here to make in the world.
She has published six books, including two on meditation & mindfulness. She speaks internationally on how changing the world isn't about what you do; it's about who you allow yourself to become.
But when her eldest son hit exam stress - hard - she realised she had to do something to help parents to help their kids, and How to Beat Exam Stress was born.
As an NLP Trainer since 2003, she is an expert in how to make it easy for you to learn the techniques she shares with you in this website. As a Reformed Mechanical Engineer, she loves to teach with a generous dollop of common sense and humour.
She knows how it feels to want to help your child - and she has adapted the potent techniques she has developed over the past 15 years to make them easy for you to teach your child, to help them beat exam stress - fast.
If you want to contact Clare for interviews or articles about How To Beat Exam Stress, you can reach her team here.