The Check Test used to fill ADIs with dread, and even more so now with the Standards Check, where we are judged on so many different factors. Do you dread that envelope ‘inviting’ you to your Standards Check? Do you feel sick at the thought of it? Do you lie awake trying to decide which pupil you can take? You’ve spent your hard earned money on training. Perhaps your head has been buried in training materials, courses, videos etc, for weeks, but if nerves get the better of you on the day, all of your training and preparation has gone to waste!
The day of your part 2,3 or Standards Check arrives; how do you feel? Calm, relaxed, confident, excited, in control, can’t wait to prove yourself… or a bag of nerves, feeling sick, stressed, intimidated, knowing that your whole career rides on that one hour with the examiner sat in the back watching your every move and judging you!
How often do we tell our pupils to ‘treat your test as a normal lesson’, but in truth that’s not what we do when we are on test! How would it feel to have at your fingertips a range proven techniques to eliminate your nerves and anxiety, allowing you to remain calm under pressure?
As well as using these techniques for your own test, they can all be adapted to you can use them to help your learner drivers.