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Behavior Visualization

It is possible to learn to respond to test anxiety and other stressful situations in a different way by first imagining a person performing the behavior as you would like to do it yourself. A counselor can help you practice this skill, which involves: 

  • Identifying the parts of a situation you want to change;
  • Deciding the ways you would prefer to behave (to reduce your anxiety); and
  • Learning this preferred way of behaving by visualizing others and yourself doing this behavior over and over.