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 Stress Less for Tests


Learn brief, practical strategies to decrease exam anxiety and enhance focus & performance . . .


This on-line, on demand workshop provides 3 hours of information and training in practical strategies to decrease test anxiety while in class, studying, before the exam, and during the exam. Skills development is emphasized and daily practice is very strongly recommended.



  • self-regulation strategies to calm down and focus before and during an exam

  • how to use your mind/body to enhance exam performance

  • what to do when your mind goes blank

  • curbing worry and destructive self talk

  • imagery and mental preparation

plus tips from dietitian Lindzie O'Reilly on :

  • the best times to eat to optimize your focus, energy and metabolism

  • the ideal balance of food choices to feel satisfied and energized

  • the connections between food choices and stress

For an outline of the lessons,

Part of this program is experiential, which makes it hard for you to get the full sense of its possibilities from simply reading a program description.  Perhaps it would help to know what past participants have said... read more...



The Stress Less for Tests program is available now, on demand.  

You will have lifetime access to this program.

Program Fee : 

  • $ 10 for University of Guelph students   (due to U of G Student Health Services subsidy)
  • $ 57 for all others

Payment is on-line  (or by cheque or e-transfer, if pre-arranged).

Gift certificates are available.



You are fully registered in the program after submitting payment here.   

Remember the password that you choose for yourself!


University of Guelph students  - to request your Coupon Code, e-mail your name and Student ID number to


UNABLE  to attend on-line ?

  • Join a waiting list to start a live, in-person program :
    For those interested in having this program offered in person, leave your name on the Stress Less for Tests waiting list by e-mailing or call the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662. Please specify which days and times you prefer to meet. A program can begin anytime there are 6 or more names on the waiting list. 
  • Arrange for a program to come to your school or community site :
    The Stress Less for Tests program, or selected topics from this program, can be provided on-site at your school or community group site.   Call the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662 to make arrangements for sessions at your location. 
  • Make an appointment for private training : 
    All of the Stress Less for Tests topics can be provided in private one-to-one sessions:   For skills in decreasing test anxiety or enhancing academic performance, contact Kathy Somers at or 519 824-4120, ext. 52662.
    For tips on eating for energy and performance, contact dietitian Lindzie O'Reilly at or 519 824-4120, ext. 52131.   (For University of Guelph students - the student health fee that you paid to enroll in the current semester will cover all private appointments with Lindzie.)
  • Access other resources :

    FOR FURTHER RESOURCES on test anxiety (books, CDs, and resources that can help you learn more about these self-regulation skills)  read more...

    For information about all of the programs and resources offered by Learning and Writing Services at the University of Guelph, including tips on studying and how to write exams, visit the Learning Commons.



If you wish more information or have any further questions, do not hesitate to e-mail or call Kathy Somers at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662.  

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