If you experience driving test nerves or would like help to increase your driving confidence then the Confident Drivers self-help and information website has been designed to help you.
We are the only website created especially for drivers offering eight different psychological techniques commonly used to reduce stress and nerves. Resources include exercises, audios and videos for:
Relaxation Techniques Imagery Positive Self-talk Breathing Exercises Hypnotherapy Audios - Driving Confidence & Driving Test Nerves Coaching TFT Meridian Tapping and a Six Week Introduction to Mindfulness course
A monthly subscription to the full range of resources and techniques costs just £6 a month with group options for Driving Instructors. Subscribe now on our Membership Plans page
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!
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
Group Plans especially for ADIs
We have a range of group subscription 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!
Do you struggle with driving nerves?
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 subscription 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
* Sign up your learners for full access to all techniques
* Added value for your learners - offering a variety of techniques in one place
* Coaching techniques for you to use in your lessons
* Simple introduction to level 4 of the GDE matrix
* A range of plans to suit different needs and budgets
* Shareable social media content to help market your business
Road safety research shows that many qualified drivers are still nervous in certain driving situations. It also shows that driver behaviour is the biggest contributing factor in 95% of road incidents. Recognising and understanding how your personality, thoughts, emotions, values, beliefs and perceptions about other road users might impact your own driver behaviour can help you to be more self-aware and allow you to modify your behaviour and become a safer driver. Learning to manage driving stress or driving nerves and related thoughts and emotions is another way to change your driving behaviour.
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!
Imagine you could drive calmly, confidently and safely wherever and whenever you want.
The good news is you can learn to manage your driving nerves and increase your driving confidence to become a calmer, confident and safer driver
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!