GU Live Lunch – Ep 168

GU Live Lunch Ep 168

Thursday, 24th August = GCSE results day! This can often be filled with worries and anxiety. Join us, along with our special guests, Jen Roblin & Jasmine Navarro. We discuss how you can beat those results-day jitters and how anxiety affects young people and parents.

Here are the snippets:

03:06: “From the nerves of sitting the exams, prioritising time, making sure that they’re on top of their game, because let’s face it, they’ve got so much to be focusing on, so many subjects, they’re pulled in multiple different ways. Quite often, they’ve got more than one teacher for each subject. So they’re getting separate homework from each teacher. It’s absolutely crazy.”

04:55 – “A lot of parents have high anxiety because they’re just so worried about their child, how are they going to? How are they coping? Maybe they’re struggling, maybe it’s the pressure that the teens are putting on themselves. And I think the parents can see that. And they just worry because they don’t know how to help them.”

06:07 – “They don’t want to be the one that gets into Uni and gets the results when their friends don’t. So it’s not just the worry for themselves. But it’s the way we refer to their peers, their support network, they’ve gone through their entire education with this group. They genuinely care about each other.”

09:16 – “It’s about teaching them how they respond to their emotions, and you have to feel them; that’s the only way that you can go through them. It’s about suppressing them, avoiding them. It’s about accepting them, listening to them, finding out what the message is, and helping them and making helping the feeling. Leave your body, and I do like techniques with them that way, or am writing them down as well as journaling”

16:44 – “As a parent, I’d say the biggest thing to look out for is any changes in the behaviour of your child. So if they’re shutting themselves away more than normal, or if they’re going out arching more than normal, or, you know, what are they doing that’s different to the norm? And how are they responding? Are they a little bit, you know, they’ve got a short fuse.”

25:59 – “The spinning technique – it’s where you recognise where the anxiety is in your body? It could be anywhere, but it’s what’s unique for you. And then you start tuning into it and give it a size. So how big is it? Is it travelling around your body? Is it staying still? Is it fluid? Is it solid? What does it feel like? How heavy is it, and when you can start tuning into it, you can give it a colour. And when you tune into it, you’ll notice that it’s spinning either clockwise or anti-clockwise. And the key is to spin it the opposite way. Because what it’s doing is changing the neural pathways in the brain, instead of going to its default of feeling anxious is giving you a technique to unwind that anxiety until you feel calm and calm.”

31:37 – “Learning to listen to your body and use it as a tool. Because it is a tool, like anxiety, will be a message as well. You can speak to anxiety. I do that with my clients, with myself. What do you need? What What can I do? You can have a conversation with the emotion. Let it speak.”

35:00 – Journaling is a brain dump of your thoughts and your feelings. It’s not talking about every moment of your day. And what you did, it’s a brain dump of how you’re feeling about the day or about right now, or about your brain, whatever is the patent personal situation. It’s getting down feelings and thoughts, rather than what actually occurred.”

44:20 – “grounding yourself to the earth, even if you can just stand outside barefoot, and just feel nature that needs to be sitting by a tree, leaning against a tree, just immersing yourself and feeling grounded with the world again”

48:33 – “We’re designed to be outside. We were designed to breathe deeply. When we’re anxious, it just breathing into your tummy more. That’s how we’re designed to be. You see a baby, and you can see their tummy moving. It’s going back to basics instead of trying to find external validation in staff. Go back to the basics, and you’ll naturally start to feel better. You’re more human.”

If you would like more information, please reach out to Jen or Jasmine at the following:

Jen Roblin –

Jasmine Navarro –

See you next week!

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