Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This week we are talking with a special guest about handling the pressure of law school.
One of the biggest challenges law students face is how to handle pressure in law school. Whether it’s day-to-day stress or test anxiety, pressure and stress can be overwhelming, especially in law school. Today we have the New York Times bestselling author of “Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most” and renowned pressure expert, Dr. Hank Weisinger, here to talk about handling the pressure of law school.
In this episode we discuss:
- Dr Weisinger talks about how he became an expert on pressure
- Why pressure is such an issue for law student
- Why thinking about grades can be to blame for your stress
- “Worry thoughts” and how you can ignore them
- How to stop “catastrophizing”
- What is the difference between pressure and stress?
- Strategies for handling pressure in law school and thriving under pressure
- What happens in law school to make students lose their coping skills
- Solutions for easing the pressure
- Tips for handling test anxiety
- Dr Weisinger’s book and other resources for handling pressure
- Whether students who experience a lot of stress and anxiety should just skip law school and find a different career
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- “Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most”
- Dr Weisinger’s Website
- Performing Under Pressure eWorkshop Experience
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