Driving Stress

How to beat driving test stress.

What follow below are some tips for reducing your stress levels on your driving test. Before the test. 1. Make sure you are ready. This means you can drive without prompting from your instructor and that you feel you will be able to cope on your own. This is the most...

Dealing with Stress Whilst Driving: Coaching

Lastly, we’re going to be talking about coaching, we are driving instructors after all. So why does coaching help reduce stress? Any good instructor knows and practices a peer to peer style of driver development. Instructors are not lording over their pupil but...

Dealing with Stress Whilst Driving: Laughing

Besides the physical techniques we have spoken about in our previous blog posts there are others that good instructors will use instinctively. The first of these is laughter. A few good jokes can make the driving experience more pleasant and less stressful. While...

Dealing with Stress Whilst Driving: Breathing

We all do it and if we don’t...well you know. But breathing is another technique that could help calm you down. So to be more specific its diaphragmatic breathing or what’s more commonly known as belly breathing that can help. This is a deep breathing technique that...

Dealing with Stress Whilst Driving: Shaking

You may or may not be surprised at the number of people who report suffering from stress and anxiety whilst driving but there are ways to deal with it. Last week we talked about chewing gum but maybe you’re not a gum kinda person so why not try, shaking? No, we don’t...

Dealing with Stress whilst Driving

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of guiding a professional NHS therapist through her driving test. What I got from her, that I would like to share with you is a series of stress-busting strategies that I use for myself and my pupils. The first group of these...