Knowledge and strategies to combat stress during exams and beyond

Caroline Prout delivers her insightful “Exam Stress” workshop to Huxlow’s Year 11, who begin their GCSEs later this month.

Year 11, 12 and 13 students at Huxlow Science College were privileged to be involved in an “Exam Stress” workshop on Thursday 5th May 2016, led by Caroline Prout, a clinical hypnotherapist. The purpose of the workshop was to help students understand how the brain works and is affected by stress, in order that they can use this knowledge to take back control when they begin to feel stressed. As well as giving a detailed but accessible account of the workings of the human brain, Caroline talked to students about strategies and techniques they can use themselves at any time during the exam period and beyond.

“The talk was really interesting and the methods will be useful in managing exam worry” said Ben (Year 11). “I think I was starting to feel a bit stressed about exams and it would have got worse, but the workshop helped because now I see what I can do to prevent stress building up – I’m glad we had this now” said Grace (Year 11).

“I work with people who want to take back control from the stress and anxiety that has held them back and prevented them from reaching their full potential. I use modern, clinically proven techniques to help you understand how your brain works, why you feel the way you do and then work with you to get back control.”
Caroline Prout, clinical hypnotherapist