THE EXAM SEASON IS SOON UPON US – DOES THAT MEAN IT IS STRESS TIME IN YOUR HOUSE?
Do you recognise any of the following symptoms? They might be occurring singly or in combination in connection with upcoming exams.
- Digestive upsets
- Fear of failure
- Sugar cravings
‘Stress’ does not mean the same thing for everyone. In homeopathy, to clearly understand an individual’s experience, we have to observe their behaviour, listen carefully to how they explain it in their own words and ask them for examples of what they find stressful and how they experience it.
Result: there is a wide range of interpretations of ‘stress’ – some experience agitation, some anxiety or nervousness. Yet others have the feeling of not being able to cope, a fear of failure. The homeopathic approach is to recognise this, thus there is no single remedy for stress – just the appropriate remedy for the individual that best matches their characteristics and experience.
In the run up to exams, consider that a person is perhaps stressed because of anticipatory anxiety. In one remedy you will have the symptoms of trembling limbs and needing to rush to the loo several times before the exam, lots of fears and anxieties, whereas in another the trembling turns into paralysis and the mind goes blank. Yet another remedy will suit the person who lacks confidence, is assertive at home but subdued at school, and usually does well on the day even though they suffer from fear of failure.
Some students are generally struggling, feel inadequate and the competitive exam based education system is a challenge.
You can eliminate your stress of your students’ stress by making an appointment for a short consultation where I can assess the symptoms in full and suggest a remedy to help your exam taker feel less anxious and more confident.
All the information provided is made from the homeopathic perspective. Serious injury or illness should not be treated without expert advice nor should the information provided be seen as a replacement for seeing a trusted healthcare provider. It is your responsibility to seek medical help and diagnosis when appropriate