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The ‘Daredevils method for students’ about study stress and motivation loss

Students from graduate schools or universities often suffer from too much study stress and blockades. There is a special book and training for them. Study and social circumstances are different now and self-discipline is often a challenge, so insecurity is lurking and can easily develop in procrastination and loss of motivation. This method attends to all these issues in a clear way that quickly leads to recovery and success.

You finally graduated secondary school, and your new life as a student begins. You may move out of your parents’ house and live on your own, which also means you have to take care of yourself for the first time in your life. You start a new social life, and you are in charge of when and how you revise for exams. This makes you feel stressed, but since no one else seems to talk about it, you continue pushing yourself. However, your revision techniques turn out to be ineffective, and the results on your first exams are disappointing. Most students react to this by doing either of the following: they change their revision techniques, or start to procrastinate. You do not procrastinate because you are lazy, but because you are trying to put off the pressure, and the fear to fail again. But because nobody talks about it, nobody else knows how you’re feeling… And then, after revising thoroughly, you could be under so much pressure that you can no longer think straight, resulting in a mental block. Thus, fear of repetition increases the probability that you will fail again. If this continues, you step into a vicious circle, and the longer you are in it, the more difficult it becomes to step out. 

Does this sound familiar? Is this how you started as a student years ago? Did you overcome the stress, and manage to get good results, or did you end up in a cycle of mental blocks and increasing stress, with all kinds of physical symptoms like headaches, or sleeping problems? You are not alone: I have seen this happen to many students, but I have also guided many students to getting better with my method. They stepped out of the vicious circle of frustration and stress. 

The DAREDEVILS method is a training course for more self-confidence and motivation. The method is rooted in how the brain works, and goes in depth about finding out about your true abilities, about expectations, perfectionism, presentations, social anxiety, giftedness, and more. Students and their mentors use this method to recover from stress problems, and parents gain knowledge and insights about fear of failure or blockade stress when they read and understand the method.

This method offers:

  • A clear explanation on how mental blockades work both mentally and physically.
  • A connection to the working of the brain.
  • A connection to the reality of the student.
  • Recognition and consciousness, which brings motivation to work.
  • Clear exercises which are immediately applicable and lead to rapid success.
  • A clear applicability to students’ entire lives.
  • Audio recorded visualisations which are, along with the exercises, a unique and powerful tool for recovery.
  • More awareness for parents and teachers or counsellors to achieve more understanding, trust and guidance.

The Dutch book 'Lefgasten for students' has been proven to be a success and I want international students to benefit from this method as well.
Have a look at the table of content and a part of Chapter 5 about Expectations.
Combining the book with a personal training has been proven to be very effective.

One of my trainers – who is a singing teacher at the Conservatory of Utrecht – wrote me this week
(January 2022):

Marijke Nuchelmans

Teacher at the Conservatory of Utrecht 

I set up the Daredevils method as an extracurricular activity at the Conservatory, and it is immensely popular. Students from all majors enrol (classical music, light music, music teacher, and M3.0/the creators education). The class is always at full capacity, so I started teaching the class 3 times a year rather than once. We own several English editions of Daredevils for students, to accommodate international students. Starting this February, I will also be teaching the course in English, and would therefore like to order the English edition.

January 2022

‘Evidence based method for students, parents, schools and counsellors’

‘Nerve is needed to overcome nerves’

Translated from

‘Evidence-based’ methode voor leerlingen, studenten, ouders, school en zorgbegeleiders

‘Leven is meervoud van lef’ (Loesje)

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