Does your son or daughter worry about their future? Do you worry about their future?
As a career coach, I meet young people who don’t know what to do as a career and this can make them stressed. I always try to reassure them that it doesn’t matter yet, just do things you enjoy - but at the same time it’s important to explore.
Doing research and being aware of what’s on offer is a great way to open their eyes to possibilities and help put negative thoughts aside.
Without action, they can’t expect anything to change, so the stress will remain.
We are aware that many students get stressed or overwhelmed with the demands of ‘keeping up’ at school and this can be exacerbated in the lead up to exams. Tutors can help students organise themselves more efficiently which can play an important part in reducing stress. Tutors can help by:-
Students showing signs of more severe stress or anxiety are a concern, not least because stress can reduce the ability to think clearly and adversely affects performance and the general health of the individual. In these cases, we may recommend stress management counsellors who can provide more specific advice on managing and reducing stress.
We will also be offering stress management courses and workshops run by highly qualified Harrogate counsellors. These will be aimed at both students and their parents to alleviate some of the anxiety caused by the pressure of exams. Please get in touch for more information.