Tips & Techniques for driving stress and driving test nerves

Confident Drivers is a self-help and information website developed to support nervous drivers and learner drivers with driving confidence and driving test nerves 

The site brings together eight different psychological techniques aimed at reducing stress and nerves: 

Relaxation Techniques


Positive Self-talk

Breathing Exercises

Hypnotherapy Audios - Driving Confidence & Driving Test Nerves


TFT Meridian Tapping

and a Six Week Introduction to Mindfulness course

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     Learn more about stress and confidence

    Throughout the Confident Drivers website, there are explanations of how stress can affect your driving behaviour and the psychological theory behind how to manage stress and how to build confidence.  There are also lots of top tips given for those who prefer a quick summary!

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    We have a range of techniques to choose from

    The Confident Drivers website takes a pick and mix approach offering eight different techniques, you do not need to use them all, just choose the ones that suit you best, or look at our suggested combinations if you prefer                                                                         

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    Group Plans especially for ADIs

    We have a range of membership plans to suit different needs and budgets.  Sign up 50, 75 or 100 learners on an annual plan or our monthly plan for 100 learners is just £6 a month!


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    Already passed your test? Or instructor not a member?

     If you have already passed your test, or your driving instructor does not offer their students access we have the perfect plan for you!  Our 3-month plan is just £6 a month and you can renew on a monthly basis if you want to access our resources for longer.


Key Benefits for ADIs:

* Created with ADIs and learners in mind

* Learn more about stress, nerves and confidence

* Added value for your learners

* A range of plans to suit different needs and budgets

* Shareable social media content

* Affiliate scheme

*  Discount for MSA members


 Key Benefits for Drivers & Learners:

* Techniques used in sports & business psychology

* Learn how to manage stress and nerves

* Pick and mix approach - choose what suits you best

* FREE access through your driving instructor

* Learn transferable life skills

 We have brought together a range of psychological techniques to help you learn to be more confident while driving, however, they are not a quick fix! They will take a few minutes of time commitment from you each day as you learn, practice and develop your confidence skills, BUT they will be worth it and these life skills are transferable into other areas of your life that you feel nervous or lack confidence. 

The starting point is working out when and what makes you nervous or anxious – then you can start learning the technique which is going to work the best for you.

The techniques on the website are commonly used by sports and business psychologists as well as by coaches,  counsellors and other talking therapists.  The exercises and audios on the website have all been created to help specifically with driving nerves and confidence. You do not have to try them all – choose the one that you are most drawn to that matches your specific need and ignore the ones that do not appeal.  

There is also information about the techniques and how they develop your confidence. You can share this with your driving instructor or family and friends so that they are aware of how they can help you too!

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Imagine you could drive calmly, confidently and safely wherever and whenever you want.

The good news is you can learn confidence in the same way that you can learn to drive a car safely! 

CPD Workshops for Driving Instructors

  • Stress and the Learner Driver - 19th May

    We are delighted to run this free workshop at the Driving Instructor Show.  We will explore how stress can affect your students' ability to learn and perform and how to help & support students to manage their stress levels.
    Book your tickets through this link, as there are only 50 places available!


This month's charity is Speed of Sight - go to our Charity page to find out more about our charity donations and how we can help support your fundraising activities

 10% of all Confident Driver sales are donated to charity!