Excel with Pressure

Dealing with pressure at a young age

HIP Psychology - Excelling with Pressure


Pupils are taught psychological skills that help excel within the different pressure  reducing situations they face. Post-workshop, pupils will develop their ability to take control  the build up to a pressure enduring event, think clearly under pressure and recover quickly from setbacks in the moment. They will discover the power in ‘letting go’ of worries.

Pupils will be taught skills to help them excel in all pressure scenarios they face in life. We angle the workshop to cover exams, music, drama and sports pressures. The session will be delivered by a practitioner who is highly experienced working in sports psychology support with a plethora of international athletes. As with all HIP workshops, a fun and interactive format lie at its core. The strategies the pupils learn will be practical and robustly supported by research.

We also deliver a parental workshop to ensure the strategies are carried on at home. In addition to covering the content of the pupil session, the parents will receive additional information. They will discover how they can tailor their influence to help their children embrace challenges in a positive way and deal with setbacks in an adaptive manner. From our previous experience, the triangulation approach of delivering to pupils, teachers and parents has maximum impact.

Exam Simulation
Focus on yourself

Pupils will be taught the detrimental impact that can occur when they start to fully compare themselves to others. One of our key messages is “swim your own lane.”

Control 2
Maintain Emotional Cotrol

Pupils will discover how to gain control in the build-up to pressure-inducing events. They will also understand how to maintain emotional control in the midst of stressful situations, allowing pupils to think clearly under pressure.


Students will learn how to maintain and develop a sense of belief in the different scenarios they face in their lives. The psychological skill of self-talk is explored.

Confidence 2

The participants will be taught how to ‘let go’ of mistakes and the positive impact that this has. They will learn how to recover from setbacks, both in the midst of and after a performance. The strategies that enable this to occur include the W.I.N principle.


Within this workshop, pupils are taught robust skills from the world of performance psychology to help them excel with pressure. Whilst this session is extremely popular pre-transfer time, it is highly relevant and inclusive to all pupils. The workshop explores the pressures of tests, sport, music, drama and moving school

The session gives pupils the tools to:

  • Maintain Emotional Control
  • Enhance Confidence
  • Recover From Mistakes
  • Think Clearly Under Pressure
  • Manage Performance Anxiety.

Pupils will gain skills in:

  • Teamwork
  • Self-regulation
  • Self-awareness


Our aim is inspire, educate and have a lot of fun along the way.

Our passion lies in helping people to increase their well-being and performance.

We do this by teaching practical and evidence-based strategies

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What our clients say

Carrs Glen Ps, Belfast

Carrs Glen Ps, Belfast

“We engaged in HIP sessions focusing on self-esteem and resilience. We found the experience to be very successful and it was very motivational for our children. On the back of this initial session we had HIP back to delver to Primary 5s around antibullying.”

Cumran Primary School

Cumran Primary School

“Excellent and inspiring workshops that are always pitched at the appropriate level. Our pupils, staff and parents have all benefitted hugely from the different sessions that HIP has delivered.”

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