Monday, 5 November 2012
How to Reduce Crippling Exam Nerves
Exam stress causes crippling anxiety that not only affects the student but increasingly their lower than expected test results affect the whole family unit. There are a number of reasons why exam nerves kick in, but the flooding of your body with the chemicals that cause the nerves is controllable. It's from a release of hormones activated by your "amygdala" deep inside your brain - knowing this is a huge step forward to being able to stop your nerves kicking in, as knowing the cause of the anxiety makes it easier to work out how to change and even stop the flood of adrenaline, noradrenaline & cortisol that causes the stress and fear flooding through your body when taking an exam.