Test Taking Anxiety Therapy & Coaching
Most of us at one time or another have felt anxious about taking a test. The reasons for test-anxiety are numerous, from fear of failure to fear of disappointing ourselves or someone else. Feeling nervous before taking a test is normal, but the fear along can get in the way of our success, even when we are well-prepared and are confident in our abilities. Add to your regular anxiety the consequence of not being accepted into college/university, not attaining a professional license, or not graduating school--settling for less than your desire. The higher the stakes the higher the anxiety. Therapy and/or coaching can help you reduce the symptoms of test-taking anxiety and develop strategies to cope with test-taking anxiety so that you may perform your best and finally pass!
What Test Taking Anxiety Therapy Provides
Therapy for test taking anxiety means that you or your child can discuss the development of test taking strategies, such as deep breathing and other self-calming strategies. Also, you or your child might benefit from goal setting to help with focus before and during a test. Many therapists also work with underlying test-test anxieties, such as fear of failure and fear of disappointing loved ones. With a great therapist, you or your child can overcome their anxieties and be on the road to a less anxious test-taking experience.