Exam Nerves – Does Stress Hinder Your Work?

John OsborneMany a Failure Need Never Happen.

I was a real dunce at school; I knew my place in the term end results – bottom or as close to it as I could make it. But it was not my fault; that I can see now.

I came from a split family so the words “stability” or “stress free” were not those that people mentioned much for me. And looking back, I see that I was Dyslexic. And 60 or more years ago at Prep School, such a thing was usually treated with a beating or other punishment for not doing the work. Then, when I got to public school I remember that the Chemistry master, Dr. Ike Hepburn, a truly clever man, summed it all up, of the way we were taught at that time, with his perpetual retort “it is easy, boy; you are just not paying attention. And I am not going to hold up all the rest of the class just to tell you something.” So, I never knew enough to pass the exam. But I was good at games; so good in fact that I was in the school teams. And when it came to exam time in almost every classroom subject I “crumpled”. I was doomed before I began with sheer utter panic; not knowing the subjects was only the beginning of my fear.

Today all this has changed. Dyslexia sufferers are almost always weeded out long before it comes to exam time. But what about “exam nerves”? How do we cope with these? There was a time when the chemical industry promoted Valium as the cure to exam-itis. That was brought to an end by a British Parliament ruling, but it was not before many young people had been turned into drug addicts. They were hooked. So, when under stress is there a safe alternative? The effective answer is hard to find, but it exists.

Man, in all his wisdom, has not been able to find out why, in some plants, there are properties that astound and Passiflora Incarnata is one of them; since 1936 researchers have failed to discover how, when you want to sleep, Passiflora helps you “go under” or why, when you are awake and stressed, it lets the weight of  worry disappear and leaves you with a clear, focused head. Passiflora is a “take it or leave it” non addictive remedy; you take it when you want it and forget all about it when life is “cool”. There are on the market, especially in the chemists and “Natural” shops, a whole host of “herbal tranquilisers” that are anything but helpful. They usually contain a mix of things, including Passiflora, possibly Valerian and Chamomile, that when put together, especially with a load of other useless things, can have little or no good effect at all. I found two this morning that had Polysorbate 20 in them, a cause of severe stress that warrants a health warning. Though the label price is cheap they are very expensive financially.  You pay through the nose for things that eventually drive you to go the doctor for help. Then you really are hooked.

The one Passiflora Incarnata that has a mass of positive client feedback is on www.homecures.co.uk. It is Organic. And it works.



John Osborne is a self-trained Naturopath with over 35 years of experience. Of an engineering formation, he looks at the root causes of people’s problems to discover the “why” rather than the “visible”. Using all forms of a natural approach, John includes phototherapy, homeopathy and aromatherapy among the means of aiding people to find a solution to their problems. John is not a doctor, so cannot diagnose, but works with the leading authorities in the world on the natural ways to cure serious illness.. His advice is given free and he is readily contactable via his website Remede Naturel.