During Fight or Flight, your body releases great amounts of adrenaline and cortisol, the Stress hormones, to help you cope with the perceived ”danger“ of the driving test.
Many physical changes occur, here are some of them you might recognise:
Oxygen leaves your front brain, the thinking brain, to go to the back brain, your survival centre. The result is loss of memory, mind going blank... Like failing to remember the Highway Code or forgetting to check mirrors.
Oxygen goes away from your stomach, because in time of peril, your digestion is not a priority. This explains the feeling of “butterflies” in the stomach or nausea…making it hard for you to concentrate.
Oxygen goes instead to your arms and legs, in order to fight or flee. No good for precise movements like tr
trying to change gears. Leaving you shaking, out of control.while attempting parallel parking!
Your muscles tighten up, producing tension in the shoulders, muscular pain in the neck, impossible to relax, to feel at ease...
Your heart pumps harder, your breathing is altered: feeling panicky and light headed, you’re finding it difficult to concentrate. How could you see that cyclist when you were too busy trying to catch your breath!
The pupils in your eyes dilate for peripheral vision as if you are scanning the environment for “danger”, which
means you can’t focus on the road ahead or make any sense of the road signs or even notice that red light!
Sounds familiar? Don’t worry! This programme can easily beat driving test nerves. By neutralising the effects of Fight or Flight, it brings back control when you need it most... During your Test!!
By neutralising the negative effects of Fight or Flight, this download can make it physically impossible to panic