Test Anxiety Stress Reduction Program
Stress management coaching for test anxiety
and school success helps you identify your stressors, assess
how stress affects you, and plan and execute a comprehensive
stress management program. The William B. Cole Consultants
stress management coach is a trusted, confidential advisor
who teaches, guides and mentors clients to reach more of their
- Do you freeze up or go blank on tests?
- Are exam pressures getting to you?
- Do you under-perform on tests?
- Does the stress of studying and test-taking create anxiety?
- Do you have symptoms of academic burnout?
If you answered yes to even one of these
questions you should know there is help. You do not need to
suffer. There is a proven program that can help you reduce
school stress, enhance learning, improve test scores and give
you balance in their life. It's called The Test Anxiety Stress
All test anxiety coaching clients receive this manual,
a $19.95 value, at no charge.
How Stress and Anxiety Ruin Studying And Test Performance
A certain amount of stress about tests helps
a student get motivated and study hard, but when the stress goes
past the ideal levels, problems begin.
Test anxiety prior to an exam can ruin study habits. The stress
can make it difficult to concentrate, read, understand and retain
material, think analytically, plan and execute study strategies,
be creative and stay focused on the work.
Exam anxiety can directly cause mental stress symptoms such as racing
thoughts, confusion, fears, the mind going blank, negative thinking,
rushing, self-sabotage, memory loss, fear of failure, irritability,
worry and a self-critical attitude.
Exam anxiety can also cause physical stress symptoms such as muscle
tension, gastric issues, emotional issues, energy loss and racing
heartbeat, among others.
Finally, in extreme forms, exam anxiety can cause nightmares, panic
attacks, avoidance behavior, flashbacks, generalized anxiety, moodiness,
eating disorders, sleep disorders, obsessive thinking, perfectionism,
and self-defeating behaviors.
Test Takers Need Mental Toughness
Some people love to take tests. They see them
as a challenge and a puzzle to be solved. Other people see test
taking as a threat and something to be avoided at all costs. Whichever
camp you are in, test-taking does carry some stress. To minimize
this stress, the smart test taker considers as many of the stressors
that surround tests, both before and during, and devises ways to
surmount them. Some of these can be avoided. Some can be changed.
But many stressors simply have to be endured. That's where excellent
preparation and mental toughness come in. Mental toughness is the
ability to maintain focus, discipline and confidence in the face
of stress. To perform to your potential in any test, you have to
have this toughness.
Without the proper levels of mental toughness, focus and self-awareness,
self-discipline and stress control skills, you cannot reach your
The School Test Anxiety Stress Reduction Program
This is a series of three hours of one-on-one
private classes that focuses on removing the mental blocks and stress
and anxiety problems holding you back from reaching your full potential.
You will learn how to mentally prepare for classes, studies, and
test-taking by knowing how to relax, focus your mind and visualize
success. Just as top athletes learn how to get into "the zone" to
help them play their best, you will learn how to get in "the academic
zone" so your full mental abilities are enhanced.
The Test Stress Success
Test Stress Success Manual, a 142-page expert guide of over 655
techniques, methods, checklists, and strategies for turning test
stress into success, is provided in PDF form at no extra cost to
all participants in the Test Anxiety Stress Reduction Program. This
manual contains hundreds of test strategies for studying, taking
practice tests, handling stress, mental readiness, in-the-test techniques
for handling concentration, and post-test mental review suggestions
so you leave nothing to chance in the test-taking process. It would
take you hundreds of hours of research to find all the educational
psychology strategies, techniques and methods for turning test stress
into success. Bill has done all the legwork for you, and he's complied
this voluminous research into this single, manageable, easy to use
What You Will Learn In This Test Stress Success Manual
- 50 Factors That Can Cause Test Stress.
- The 15 Factors Of Peak Performance In Test-Taking.
- The Seven Confidence Factors In Test-Taking.
- The Five Benefits Of Centering.
- The 27 Ways You Scare Yourself With Test-Taking.
- Six Realities About Exam Anxiety.
- Eight Factors That Cause Exam Anxiety.
- Ten Ways To Psych Up To Test Better.
- The Top Ten Stress-Causing Test-Taking Traps.
- The Top Ten Ways To Reduce Test Stress.
- Eight Things That Happen When You Choke On A Test.
- 12 Ways Mental Toughness Lets You Perform Better Under Pressure.
- Three Special Mental Toughness Strategies To Prevent Choking.
- Ten Myths About Test Anxiety.
- The Nine Elements Of The Zone.
- How To Identify The 56 Symptoms Of Test Stress.
- 15 Mind-Body Tools And Approaches To Handling Test Stress.
- 26 Test Preparation Mental Strategies.
- 23 Test Execution Mental Strategies.
- Ten Post-Test Mental Review Strategies.
- 50-Item Post-Test Mental Assessment Review.
- Nine Ways To Tell If You Are Visualizing Properly.
- Nine Ways To Use Visualization In Testing.
- 14 Stress Control Tips And Tricks For Test-Taking.
- 18 Mental Training Strategies For Test-Taking.
- 11 Cognitive Strategies For Test-Taking.
- How To Manage And Reduce Pressure In Test Taking.
- 70 Ways To Keep A Mental Training Journal.
- Eight Common Mistakes In Journaling.
- 97-Item List Of Stress Control And Peak Performance Interventions.
This test stress success manual gives you a step-by-step
approach to mastering the testing process. Everything you need to
do, from the moment you begin studying to when you take the test
and beyond, is covered. Bill has thought of everything you could
possibly need to know to conduct a comprehensive, smart test success
campaign. This manual is available for purchase as an e-book for
immediate downloading. When you begin the Test Anxiety Stress Reduction
program, you will receive this success manual at no additional charge.
Learn more or purchase The
Test Stress Success Manual EBook.
This special ebook is available for immediate downloading in PDF
format. (Note that this is an electronic product, and it will not
be mailed to you on CD, hardcopy or in any other form. If you would
like this product in other formats, in quantities, please contact
How You Will Benefit From This Test-Taking Stress Reduction Program
You will learn at least twenty or more specific
stress-control techniques for handling school stress and test-taking
stress. You will walk out of each session understanding each skill,
knowing how to practice each one and when and how to apply each
one in school. You will quickly learn how to deeply relax your body,
remove stress symptoms, clear away any mental distractions, channel
your energy, calm your emotions, and enhance your recall and mental
20 Specific Stress Skills You Will Learn
Here are some of the 20-plus stress-stopping
skills you will learn:
- Body Scan
- Thought Stopping
- Mental Training
- Muscle, Emotional And Mental Awareness
- The One Thing At A Time Performance Mindset
- Psyching Up And Psyching Down Techniques
- Breath Control Training
- Attention Control Training
- Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
- Progressive Relaxation
- Mental Readiness Strategies
- Cognitive Restructuring And Reframing
- Performance Enhancement Psychology
- Post Test Review Strategies
In addition, you will receive these 10 benefits:
- Assessment of your current stress management skills.
- A deep and extensive level of analysis and feedback about your
stress profile and learning style.
- Proprietary, detailed checklists that help you become aware
of how stress hits you.
- Worksheets and exercises that bring the concepts Bill teaches
- Help you overcome specific issues such as fears and low confidence.
- Advice on how to achieve school-life balance.
- Actual in the moment learning of each stress control technique.
- Answer all questions you have about stress management.
- Assistance in creating custom stress control routines.
- Help creating a daily and weekly plan for stress control.
How This Stress Program Is Applied To Schoolwork
This program can be used in any area of school-studying,
test-taking, learning in class, schoolwork at home, etc, and can
be laid over any subject matter area.
What This Program Does Not Cover
This program is not about using flashcards, practice
tests, or basic test taking strategies. This is not a subject-matter
content mastery program, similar to what you see typical school
tutors offering. This program however does enhance the learning,
mastery and test-taking of these areas, such as math, science, music,
computers, etc. You see many tutors describing their content expertise,
and that's all well and good. Those are wonderful, needed programs,
but probably virtually none of them address the stress aspects of
test taking and academic stress control. This program does exactly
that. If you have a child they still probably need a private tutor
in the above subject-matter areas, but he or she also needs this
program to allow them to study correctly, take tests better and
avoid school burnout.
Who This Program Is For
This program has been taught to children as young
as eight years of age. This program benefits any student who struggles
to achieve success in school, and any child who achieves well, but
who experiences stress.
Program Time Options
This is not your usual tutoring program, as you
can see. Therefore, rather than looking at this program as a weekly,
long-term tutoring process, it is better to view it as a one-time
boot-camp, with follow-up as needed. You can learn virtually everything
you need to know about stress control and peak performance in academics
in about three hours. The skills you learn then need to be regularly
practiced, and applied intelligently.
Extra, Specialized Coaching Available In Hypnosis
Should you need or desire hypnosis as a stress
control adjunct to this program, that can be arranged. We use hypnosis
in our coaching work across many disciplines.
New Client Coaching Discount Offer
Our standard coaching fees for private pay individuals
are $125 an hour, but we want to give you a starter discount. Choose
this Traction-To-Action Starter Package and take off $75 over three
hours of coaching. You pay only $300 for all the above 14 points
over three valuable hours of coaching with Bill. Travel and associated
expenses are extra, if we come to your offices.
Please note that these private pay discounted coaching fees are
applicable only to telephone or Skype sessions, for sessions in
our offices in Cupertino, California, and for local sessions within
a few minutes of our location. For coaching sessions outside our
offices, additional coaching and travel fees are required. There
also will be a minimum number of hours required for travel sessions.
The coaching rates shown here are discounted for private pay individuals.
Rates are higher for corporate, governmental and other entities.
Please contact us for those fee schedules. To prevent fraud, refunds
are not allowed by means other than the same credit card or PayPal
account used to make the original charge.
We have coached individuals from San Francisco, San Jose, Saratoga,
Los Gatos, Campbell, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Almaden Valley, Santa
Cruz, Los Altos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Mountain View,
Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Alameda, Atherton, Berkeley, Burlingame,
Campbell, Concord, Daly City, Danville, Dublin, Foster City, Fremont,
Hillsborough, Livermore, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Milpitas, Moraga,
Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Portola Valley, Redwood City,
San Leandro, San Mateo, San Ramon, San Rafael, Santa Clara, Union
City, Woodside, and many other locations in the San Francisco Bay
area, Silicon Valley, and around the United States. You can come
to us, or we can come to you. For sessions out of our office, there
may be an extra charge for travel. We can also work virtually. We
also regularly consult with clients by phone and email from countries
around the world, such as England, Portugal, Australia, Mexico,
China, Canada, Israel and South Africa.
To start your test stress coaching program, simply
email us, call us at 408-725-7191, or click on the button below
to sign up now.
the Test Anxiety Stress Reduction Program New Client
Discount Package ($300USD)
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We can often start you the same week you contact
us. If you need emergency test stress management coaching, call
us, and we will do everything we can to help you right away. We
always go the extra mile for our clients!
There is no additional charge for reading and
responding to reasonable length emails. For emails or attached documents
that are longer, any time spent with these activities will be counted
as hours in the package you purchased. If the hours exceed the package
hours, they will be invoiced weekly.
We can assist you in many other ways in addition to coaching. This
is a menu of how you can utilize our expertise to create a robust
program of improvement.
- Reading, reacting to and editing documents.
- Reviewing videos.
- Reviewing audios.
- Creating customized audios.
- Creating and editing documents.
- Writing and editing speeches and training materials.
- Creating and conducting surveys and questionnaires.
- Creating and conducting 360 degree reviews.
- Speaking to people you designate, as part of your coaching
- Having us conduct web research, or other research on your behalf.
- Attending your performances or workplaces, or in the field,
observing and debriefing you.
- Speaking by phone or Skype to debrief you after your performances,
while you are still on site, or soon thereafter.
These additional services can be paid for in two
ways, which we will ask you to designate before beginning them.
They could be counted as part of your existing package hours, or
charged as additional services beyond the package, at the hourly
rate within the package you purchased. If these services exceed
the hours in your package, they will be invoiced the week they are
delivered, with payment due at that time.
Bill Cole's Background As An Educator
Bill always wanted to be a teacher. He has been a teacher, coach
and consultant since the 1970's. He trained as a teacher as an
undergraduate, completed a student teaching internship, and has
taught at all levels and avenues in education: Private schools,
public schools, junior colleges, colleges, universities, and he
has owned his own teaching academy. He has held a lifetime teaching
credential in California since 1989. He taught college for over
15 years, and one special area he taught was stress management.
He was a master teacher and trainer of teachers in college for
years. Currently he also trains and certifies teachers and coaches
worldwide in his peak performance system: http://www.mentalgamecoaching.com/
Bill's mission is to help young people realize the potential they
truly have and to help them create strategies to bring that out
in academics and life itself.
With all his years of experience in teaching and coaching kids
from ages eight to young adulthood, he have a special ability
to create fast rapport and put them at ease in a coaching session.
He is a good listener, sincere, and uses his sense of humor and
intriguing questions to engage them in the process.
Bill graduated with honors in his undergraduate and graduate
degrees, and was the first person in the world to earn a bachelor's
degree in sport psychology. He was named to Who's Who in American
Education, Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology,
and won two academic awards, The Albert Zeigler Award for Academic
Excellence (as an undergraduate), and the Clifford R. Furnas University
Scholar-Athlete Award (as a graduating senior).
He holds a Master's degree in Physical Education from California
State University at Fullerton and a Master's degree in Counseling
Psychology from Santa Clara University, with additional coursework
towards a doctorate in psychology at The Palo Alto Graduate school
To learn more about Bill Cole, see his full
This is a one-on-one, private class so scheduling
is simple. We have convenient after school and weekend times
available. If you have more than one person interested in this
program and they would like to take it together, that can be
arranged. Please contact us for details and pricing.
Free On-Line Test Stress Assessment
A good starting place is to complete this
5-minute on-line test
stress control assessment, at no charge.
Please retain a copy and we can arrange a no-obligation ten-minute
phone conversation with Bill at no charge. In that phone call
he will review your assessment, answer your questions, explain
the stress control coaching process, and make suggestions and
recommendations as to how you can improve and strengthen your
Taking this on-line assessment prior to the phone call is not
required, but it is strongly suggested, as we find it provides
excellent focus for this initial phone session. If you prefer
to make the call first, please be prepared to discuss your situation
in detail and what you are looking to achieve from this type
Free Articles On Stress Control
Bill has written and published over 400 articles
worldwide on a variety of issues and topics in education, coaching,
peak performance and stress control. In addition to having created
numerous tests and assessments, for many years he has written
about test-taking strategies from a stress-reduction perspective
and how students can master their test-taking fears. See our
collection of articles
about test stress management.
To Get Your School Test Anxiety Stress Reduction Program
We can often start you the same week you contact us. If you
need emergency stress management coaching, call us, and we will
do everything we can to help you right away. We always go the
extra mile for our clients!
Travel Expenses For Coaching
We handle travel differently for speaking
and training versus coaching and consulting. For speaking engagements
we can build the travel, hotel and per diem and other expenses
into a custom-quoted all-inclusive fee, or itemize these expenses
separate from the speaking fee. For this type of engagement,
there is no separate per-hour travel fee in addition to the
actual travel expenses incurred. You simply cover our actual
For consulting and coaching engagements, we have two tiers of
travel fees. When we drive our company car to such an engagement,
our hourly travel fee is $100/hour. We charge that because our
time is valuable, and while we are driving we are unable to
do work or engage in client coaching or consulting. In addition,
there is wear and tear and an increase in mileage on the vehicle,
and gas and oil expenses. If we travel by air, train or boat,
our hourly travel fee is reduced to $50/hour, since we do not
incur expenses to our company car.
Travel From Cupertino, California
Travel time begins when we leave our offices
in Cupertino, California, and ends when we arrive at your door
or the door of the place you designate. Travel expenses include:
Taxi, shuttle, ferry, subway, train, or any other conveyance,
and tolls and parking fees. We fly out of any of three nearby
Bay area airports: San Francisco International Airport (SFO),
San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Oakland International
Travel, Other Fees And Expenses And Time Frames
Travel, hotel and per diem expenses and fees
can be handled in any of these ways: You can book and pay for
our travel expenses, we can invoice you, or we can take these
expenses and fees off any coaching package you purchase.
We serve our clients far beyond normal 9-5pm Monday-Friday working
hours, because our clients work across the US and the globe,
and because we often travel to observe and coach our clients
as they perform, compete and work. We often work early in the
morning, late at night, and on Saturday and Sunday to best meet
their needs. Travel fees are due anytime we drive our company
car to you or an event for you. When we travel to you or to
an event for you by plane, and the plane leaves after 8pm and
arrives prior to 6am, there are no travel fees assessed, since
we could not be serving other clients at those times. Travel
fees are waived if any daily coaching / consulting contract
All Coaching Is Guaranteed
Our work is guaranteed. We want you to succeed.
Anytime you have any concerns about a coaching session simply
let us know. We will confer with you to determine how the coaching
sessions need to be adjusted, and we will make sure you are satisfied
with your progress. If you still have concerns, we will continue
to work with you toward your goals at no additional cost to you.
If, after such an additional attempt, you still believe we have
not met your objectives, we will refund your most recent coaching
package fees in total. Whenever you make the next coaching payment
that is due, this indicates that you are satisfied with the coaching
up to that point, and that you wish to continue the coaching program.
We believe in our ability to help our clients. Our commitment
to your success is total. This has been our commitment to our
clients for well over two decades.
Our Coaching Is Confidential
Trust forms the core of the coaching relationship.
We respect what you say, and will not repeat your material to
anyone or to any entity. We maintain your confidentiality
and privacy in all communications and we maintain safe and
secure written records of your account. We do not disclose that
you are a client if you do not want that known.