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The podcast for drivers who struggle with driving nerves but want to become calm and confident on the road. Whether you are a learner driver, a new driver or have been driving for years, this podcast will help you to beat driving nerves and anxiety and build your driving confidence. Co-hosted by Kev & Tracey Field, from Confident Drivers, (https://www.confidentdrivers.co.uk) we are the only UK podcast offering a mix of stress management, confidence building and driving know how. We will be s ...
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Bonus Short: From Episode 56 - How much effort do you put into your driving? Link to Full Episode: https://pod.fo/e/160930 Mentioned in this episode: Find our Drive Calm Journal on Amazon * Do you avoid driving whenever possible? * Do you feel like the only person who is anxious about driving? * Would you like to drive wherever you want, whenever y…
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Bonus Short: From Episode 54 - How journalling can help you with your driving goals with guest Emma Cottington Link to Full Episode: https://pod.fo/e/15cca9 Mentioned in this episode: Find our Drive Calm Journal on Amazon * Do you avoid driving whenever possible? * Do you feel like the only person who is anxious about driving? * Would you like to d…
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Bonus Short: From Episode 45 - Driving Confidence Coaching with Rosie Link to Full Episode: https://pod.fo/e/156dca Would you like to feature in a future Q&A podcast? Do you have a story that others might relate to? You can record a question about driving nerves or confidence that you would like us to answer on our Speak Pipe page. If you have a qu…
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Bonus Short: From Episode 43 - Mindfulness and driving with guests Steph Davies and San Harper Link to Full Episode: https://pod.fo/e/153af6 Mentioned in this episode: Find our Drive Calm Journal on Amazon * Do you avoid driving whenever possible? * Do you feel like the only person who is anxious about driving? * Would you like to drive wherever yo…
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Bonus Short: From Episode 41 - Beware of the driving stories you tell yourself with guest Benjamin Ryan Link to Full Episode: https://pod.fo/e/150256 Mentioned in this episode: Find our Drive Calm Journal on Amazon * Do you avoid driving whenever possible? * Do you feel like the only person who is anxious about driving? * Would you like to drive wh…
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Bonus Short: From Episode 39 - Is the information you believe about driving still valid? Link to Full Episode: https://pod.fo/e/14c56f Mentioned in this episode: Find our Drive Calm Journal on Amazon * Do you avoid driving whenever possible? * Do you feel like the only person who is anxious about driving? * Would you like to drive wherever you want…
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Bonus Short: From Episode 35 - Driving Confidence, managing your thoughts with reflection Link to Full Episode: https://pod.fo/e/145357 Mentioned in this episode: Find our Drive Calm Journal on Amazon * Do you avoid driving whenever possible? * Do you feel like the only person who is anxious about driving? * Would you like to drive wherever you wan…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey reflect on the eclectic mix of guests and topics we've covered throughout season seven. We chat about: Our incredible expert guests Our practical tips and suggestions episodes Our milestone 100th episode While listening to this episode, ask yourself: Did you relate to any of our guests? What was your main takeaway me…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey welcome Dr. Jeff Foster, a men's health specialist and author of "Man Alive." He shares some crucial insights on testosterone deficiency and its impact on men's health and driving abilities.. We chat about: Symptoms of testosterone deficiency The impact on anxiety, focus and concentration How the cultural narrative m…
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In this episode we hand over to our past guests for a few words of wisdom to celebrate our 100th episode! A huge thank you to everyone for helping us reach this milestone and for taking the time to send us a message!! Alison Blackler - https://2-minds.co.uk/ Emma Cottington - https://thelearnerdriverlogbook.co.uk Ione Georgakis - https://www.touret…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey delve into the topic of avoidance. We chat about: When avoidance is a choice When avoidance becomes a slippery slope Overcoming avoidance While listening to this episode, ask yourself: Have you ever experienced avoidance while driving? How self-aware are you about your driving choices? When have you experienced somet…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey explore the concept of being an active passenger and how it can significantly impact your driving skills and confidence. We chat about: Maximising the use of your time as a passenger Building your database of knowledge Retaining your working memory between drives While listening to this episode, ask yourself: How do …
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey are joined by James Luckhurst from Blue Light Aware, an organisation dedicated to raising awareness about how to respond to emergency service vehicles while driving. We chat about: Blue Light Aware history and video resources Preparation and planning when you hear a siren Myth busting around risk taking and the law W…
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In this episode, we explore the powerful GROW model for goal setting, particularly focusing on how it can be applied to achieve driving-related goals. We chat about: Steps for creating Goals Assessing your Reality Brainstorming Options Looking at the Way forward While listening to this episode, ask yourself: How have you set driving goals previousl…
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In this episode, we had an insightful conversation with returning guest San Harper, a driving instructor and mindfulness coach. San shared her thoughts on the power of embracing alter egos and how it can bring about positive changes in your driving behaviour and mindset. We chat about: Alter Egos in driving Mindfulness and driving Noticing the stor…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey respond to a listener's request about turning right at junctions. We chat about: The common challenges of turning right Using past experiences as a pedestrian Planning and preparation While listening to this episode, ask yourself: What aspects of turning right do you find particularly challenging? Have you ever found…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey had the pleasure of delving into a thought-provoking conversation with Chris Bensted, a driving instructor and the founder of Theory Test Explained. Chris brought a unique perspective to the table, intertwining his personal experiences, and his passion for making driving education more accessible and understandable f…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey discuss the topic of breakdowns. Tracey shares personal experiences of her own car breakdowns, highlighting the importance of being prepared and having the right resources at hand. We chat about: The reassurance of having break down cover Being prepared with essentials in the car Keeping your car maintained While lis…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey welcome a very special guest, Ione Georgakis from Tourette's Action. Ione, who has Tourette's, ADHD, and dyslexia, shares her experiences and expertise to shed light on Tourette's syndrome and its impact on driving. We chat about: What Tourettes is (and how it is misunderstood) How it affects individuals behind the w…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey look ahead to content for Season 7. They discuss the New Year challenge, share insights from upcoming episodes, and reveal plans for the season, including real-life success stories, interviews with experts, and practical "how-to" guides. Listeners can anticipate topics such as dealing with driving anxiety, coping wit…
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In the final episode of our mini series about getting back to driving in 2024, the sixth step we discuss is creating an action plan. When do you want to get back driving again - put a date on it? What might stop you achieving your driving goal? How will you know you've been successful in reaching your driving goal? What will you give yourself for b…
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In the fifth of our mini series about getting back to driving in 2024, the fifth step we discuss is reviewing the previous steps and starting the preparation needed for your driving goal. Start imagining driving and notice what thoughts, worries and emotions you experience. How will you track your progress? Who will you tell about your driving goal…
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In the fourth of our mini series about getting back to driving in 2024, the fourth step we discuss is identifying what's missing, what is the gap that could be creating your driving anxiety. What is the gap or what's missing to help you achieve your driving goal? Where can you find what's missing to help you succeed? Who else can help you in reachi…
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In the third of our mini series about getting back to driving in 2024, the third step we discuss is which parts of your goal feel easy, challenging or too hard. How challenging is it going to be to get back driving? What has stopped you from doing this sooner? What barriers are you putting in your own way to stop you from taking the first step? Wha…
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In the second of our mini series about getting back to driving in 2024, the second step we discuss is your driving goals. What is your big, long term driving goal? What is your medium term driving goal? What will you be doing in three or four months that will show you've made progress? What is the first, baby step you could take in the next couple …
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In the first of our mini series about getting back to driving in 2024, the first step we discuss is your motivation. Do you really want to get back to driving? How important is it to you? What will getting back to driving give you? Where will you be able to go? Who else will benefit when you get back to driving? Write these down, along with any oth…
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Bonus Short from episode 31: How good a driving detective are you? Link to full episode: https://pod.fo/e/143070 Mentioned in this episode: Find our Drive Calm Journal on Amazon * Do you avoid driving whenever possible? * Do you feel like the only person who is anxious about driving? * Would you like to drive wherever you want, whenever you want? *…
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Bonus Short from episode 28: There's no going back, moving forward with hill starts Link to full episode: https://pod.fo/e/143073 Would you like to feature in a future Q&A podcast? Do you have a story that others might relate to? You can record a question about driving nerves or confidence that you would like us to answer on our Speak Pipe page. If…
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Bonus Short from episode 46: Christmas and driving anxiety Link to full episode: https://pod.fo/e/158b6e Would you like to feature in a future Q&A podcast? Do you have a story that others might relate to? You can record a question about driving nerves or confidence that you would like us to answer on our Speak Pipe page. If you have a question, the…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey round-up Season Six by reflecting on our main takeaways and favourite moments across the episodes. We chat about: Deepening our knowledge and understanding Our expert and driving guests Future milestones for 2024 While listening to this episode, ask yourself: Did you relate to any of our guests? What was your main ta…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey chat with friends and acquaintances about their stories and experiences of driving with a Sat Nav. We chat about: Not relying completely on the Sat Nav for journeys Using road signs and markings to help with decisions That Sat Nav mishaps can and do happen to everybody While listening to this episode, ask yourself: H…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey talk to special guest, Sally Garozzo, a clinical hypnotherapist using rapid transformational therapy (RTT), who will be sharing valuable insights on overcoming fears and phobias while driving.. We chat about: Tunnels, bridges and driving past lorries Where phobias can start Using visualisations and metaphors to help …
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey address a listener's request about the anxiety that arises from making mistakes while learning to drive and the fear of other drivers' actions. We chat about: What if thoughts Talking to yourself while driving Driving in a bubbl While listening to this episode, ask yourself: Have you experienced anxiety after making …
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey chat about their appearance on Talk TV with Vanessa a couple of months ago. We chat about: Feeling out of our comfort zone Questioning reports and statistics Driving behaviour While listening to this episode, ask yourself: When was the last time you did something out of your comfort zone? What is your tendency, to be…
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In this episode, Kev recounts an experience where his student struggled with reversing. Through careful questioning and observation, they discovered that the mirrors were not set up effectively for the manoeuvre. We chat about: Customising your driving environment to suit you Adjusting the mirrors for specific manoeuvres While listening to this epi…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey had the pleasure of speaking with Priya Tew, a specialist dietitian and nutritionist. Priya shared her insights on how our eating habits can impact anxiety levels while driving. We chat about: How caffeine can give you the jitters and make you feel more anxious. How sugar may give you a boost, followed by an energy c…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey catch up with David on his driving journey after a year of independence on the road since passing his driving test. We chat about: The importance of taking baby steps and gradually increasing your comfort zone when it comes to driving independently. Making your own choices Practicing patience and maintaining a calm m…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey responded to a listener request that delves into negative thoughts and fear of passing the driving test. We chat about: Challenging Negative Thoughts: Remember, thoughts are not facts. Focusing on the positive aspects of your driving Not allowing worries to make you become scared of passing the test While listening t…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey introduce three specific questions to gauge how much you trust your driving abilities. We chat about: The relationship between trust and confidence in driving Trusting others' driving abilities Avoiding negative connotations of confidence While listening to this episode, ask yourself: How do you think trust in your o…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey chat to guest Alison Blackler about the art of being present, overcoming fears and anxieties, and understanding the power of our subconscious minds. We chat about: Putting our attention on the here and now Counteracting negative self talk Celebrating our achievements While listening to this episode, ask yourself: Can…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey kick off Season Six by talking about future episodes and plans for the next 12 weeks. We chat about: Our upcoming episodes with Alison Blackler and guests with Sat Nav stories Planned episodes about nutrition and anxiety, neurodiversity and also our TV interview How you can be part of a future episode by leaving us a…
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Bonus Short: From Episode 25 How often are you asking for help or need prompting with your driving? Link to Full Episode: https://pod.fo/e/143076 Would you like to feature in a future Q&A podcast? Do you have a story that others might relate to? You can record a question about driving nerves or confidence that you would like us to answer on our Spe…
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Bonus short from Episode 20 Practise Makes Better Link to Full Episode: https://pod.fo/e/165db0 Would you like to feature in a future Q&A podcast? Do you have a story that others might relate to? You can record a question about driving nerves or confidence that you would like us to answer on our Speak Pipe page. If you have a question, then there a…
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Bonus short from Episode 17 Tailgating, overtaking, beeping and intimidation with Matt Adams Link to Full Episode: https://pod.fo/e/18d9ff Would you like to feature in a future Q&A podcast? Do you have a story that others might relate to? You can record a question about driving nerves or confidence that you would like us to answer on our Speak Pipe…
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Bonus short from Episode 9 Driving Test Tales and Five Minutes Theory with guest Terry Cook Link to Full Episode: https://pod.fo/e/161302 Would you like to feature in a future Q&A podcast? Do you have a story that others might relate to? You can record a question about driving nerves or confidence that you would like us to answer on our Speak Pipe …
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Bonus Short: From Episode 7 Don't Let Stalling Stop You Link to Full Episode: https://pod.fo/e/161304 Would you like to feature in a future Q&A podcast? Do you have a story that others might relate to? You can record a question about driving nerves or confidence that you would like us to answer on our Speak Pipe page. If you have a question, then t…
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Bonus Short: From Episode 3 Why Talking to Yourself isn’t as Mad as it seems! Link to Full Episode: https://pod.fo/e/143078 Would you like to feature in a future Q&A podcast? Do you have a story that others might relate to? You can record a question about driving nerves or confidence that you would like us to answer on our Speak Pipe page. If you h…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey round-up Season Five by reflecting on our main takeaways and favourite moments across the episodes. We chat about: How driving anxiety can link back to different topics Our expert and driving guests While listening to this episode, ask yourself: Did you relate to any of our guests? What was your main takeaway message…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey discuss the important topic of assessing driving abilities for individuals over 70 years old. We chat about: Assessing Driving Abilities at 70, not taking away licenses Recognising Age-Related Changes New Car Technology - how it can assist (but also confuse) While listening to this episode, ask yourself: How will you…
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In this episode, Kev and Tracey talk about why they suggest ignoring the standard advice to "take a deep breath" in moments of stress. We chat about: Why taking deep breaths can leave you feeling more stressed How to be more specific when talking about breathing Our regular suggestion for a calming breath While listening to this episode, ask yourse…
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