Conquer your driving test nerves with Hertfordshire life coach

PUBLISHED: 08:21 11 September 2011

Ashlyn Kaye

Ashlyn Kaye


A LIFE Coach is helping learner drivers across Hertfordshire to conquer their road nerves during their test.

Ashlyn Kaye, a qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner, has launched Countdown to Confidence, a three-week course aiming to put the student in a calm and relaxed state before their test.

The former Monk’s Walk School student got the idea after talking to a driving instructor friend about some of his students failing on the day because of nerves.

“The steps involve understanding how you cope with pressure and stress, and building positive associations from times when you have succeeded,” said Ashlyn, who now lives in Hertford.

“It’s about discovering how to put you into a relaxed and confident state and then doing a dress rehearsal by actually going to the driving centre before the test is due – just like actors or sportsmen do to prepare.”

Countdown to Confidence is available to Welwyn Hatfield residents, students at the University of Hertfordshire – and drivers lacking in confidence following accidents.

“One lady was involved in a head-on collision which had a dramatic effect on her confidence, not only as a driver but as a passenger,” Ashlyn said.

“After three sessions she is now driving with confidence again and can even drive down the same road where the accident took place without any recall of the trauma.”

Ashlyn said she was also keen to work with Welwyn Hatfield driving instructors to help anxious students.

Call 0845 519 0846, email or click on the link above for more information.

n The first three University of Hertfordshire students to contact Ashlyn and mention the Wewlyn hatfield Times will receive the Countdown to Confidence programme – worth £135 – absolutely free.

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