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Dealing with Exam Stress Naturally


Stressed out? Got exams ahead or a deadline to meet? There are some natural therapies that will help you to cope. In this post we will show you some of our general recommendations to help you cope and get the best results. These are available to buy online now – or pop in to see us in Kanturk or Charleville if you want to chat about your particular situation.

L-Theanine may aid sleep and concentration

L-Theanine is an amino acid which occurs naturally in both black and green teas. It is believed to improve mental focus and aid with sleep. Some research suggests that taking theanine before a test seems to help reduce errors. (source: webMD)

We have some great quality L-Theanine supplements available in store or online:

Ashwagandha is reknowned for its ability to reduce stress

ahwangaplusAshwagandha is an exceptional indian herb traditionally used to support the body’s resilience to physiological and psychological demand. It is an adaptogen and can help your body handle stress. There is extensive research into this herb that has been carried out and there are proven benefits (see healthline.com) – it can lower blood sugar levels, reduce cortisol, boost brain function and help fight symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Try Flower Essences

Jan de Vries flower essence tinctures are taken with water – you need just 5 drops in a glass of water. this combination of essences may help maintain a feeling of mental alertness. May be chosen by those who have to deal with many details at once and are aimed at those doing exams, driving tests and studying – times we need to be super focused and concentrating.

To deal with panic and anxiety try rescue remedy spray. A long-time trusted instant boost to help you cope, now available in a handy oral spray.
rescue remedy spray

Use Aromatherapy Oils

Research suggests rosemary essential oil may improve concentration and memory

Consider your environment whilst you study. There are aromatherapy oils which stimulate memory as well as calm your nerves so use an aromatic oil burner in the room whilst you study, or have a relaxing massage. Lavender is traditionally used to calm nerves and Rosemary is traditionally used to stimulate the memory and concentration and either may alleviate a nervous headache. We have a special “Study Blend” available, developed by experienced aromatherapists with a unique combination of beneficial oils and it also smells wonderful.

Avoid using aromatherapy oils neat on your skin – use them diluted in oil burners or massage oils.

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