Stress is the most common symptom of distress experienced by 80% of students (NUS Survey 2013)
We are often not taught how to manage stress. This can lead students to adopt unhelpful coping strategies, which appear useful in the short term, but can be counter-productive over the longer term. This can undermine their overall performance instead of improving it.
Managing stress is a major life skill and responding effectively plays a significant role in your academic success.
We all need a variety of tools and strategies to positively respond to pressures and adapt to stress.
We look closely at how you manage your personal stress levels as each student is different.
We help you to develop practical coping strategies based on your strengths, your timetable and the subjects that you are studying.
Using practical techniques you can learn to achieve your best performance – when you most need it.
Instead of having an inner critic dominating your thinking, we show you how to develop your own Inner coach as a robust approach to improving your performance and developing your resilience.
Inner Critic to Inner Coach
Taking a self-critical attitude can be counter-productive as it increases stress and can actually damage academic performance.
Encouraging, levelheaded and constructive self talk directly enhances and boosts performance.