16 episodes

The podcast for drivers who want to be 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, each Driving Confidence podcast episode offers bite-sized information and ideas that are both relatable and achievable to help you manage your driving nerves or anxiety and transform how you feel about driving.

The Driving Confidence Podcast Kev & Tracey Field

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

The podcast for drivers who want to be 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, each Driving Confidence podcast episode offers bite-sized information and ideas that are both relatable and achievable to help you manage your driving nerves or anxiety and transform how you feel about driving.

    Driving Nerves - Have you ever thought about driving while blindfolded?

    Driving Nerves - Have you ever thought about driving while blindfolded?

    In this episode, Kev describes trying a blindfolded driving experience with the amazing charity Speed of Sight. Kev describes the range of emotions he experienced and how he now has a better appreciation not only of the work that Speed of Sight does but also how he has a better appreciation of what it is like to feel stressed and panicky while behind the wheel.
    While listening to this episode, ask yourself:
    If you feel nervous, scared or panicky while driving, what are your stress symptoms?
    Do you recognise when the logical part of your brain starts to shut down?
    What strategies have you found that work for you?
    Find out more about the Speed of Sight Charity on their website: https://www.speedofsight.org
    Speed of Sight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/speedofsight/
    Speed of Sight YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdZlzjEFH72lUBxojHbS0Kw
    Go to our YouTube channel to see a short video of Kev’s driving experience: Kev Field Blindfold drive with Speed of Sight Charity
    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 are likely to be others with the same or similar question so ask away and let's start helping more people to build their driving confidence! https://www.speakpipe.com/TheDrivingConfidencePodcast
    Find out more about how we can help transform the way you feel about driving and follow us on social media:
    Confident Drivers website:
    Free tools on our website: https://www.confidentdrivers.co.uk/freetools
    Our Nervous Drivers Calming Kit: https://www.confidentdrivers.co.uk/solutions/nervous-drivers1
    Follow or contact us on Social Media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/confidentdriver/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/confidentdrivers/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtVucIvyC_2AX33zNL7-yoQ
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    Individual drivers
    Driving Instructors

    • 16 min
    Driving Confidence - Penny's story of how her driving phobia stopped her driving for 13 years and how she overcame her fears to start driving again

    Driving Confidence - Penny's story of how her driving phobia stopped her driving for 13 years and how she overcame her fears to start driving again

    In this episode, Kev and Tracey talk to Penny Ling who is a hypnotherapist who has overcome her own driving phobia and didn't drive for 13 years.  She now drives confidently, as well as helping other people to overcome their own driving fears.

    Penny describes how her family background, stress levels and a series of unfortunate events built up to her stopping driving.  How she tried hypnotherapy and it didn't work, before embarking on a career change as a hypnotherapist, resulting in her returning to driving and writing a book to help others.
    While listening to this episode, ask yourself:
    Are your driving fears made worse by your general stress levels?

    How full is your stress bucket?

    What driving experiences have you had that may have reduced your driving confidence?  Are they related to your driving skill or something else?
    What techniques have you employed so far to build your driving confidence?
    If you would like to find out more about working with Penny you can visit her website: https://www.oxford-hypnotherapy.co.uk
    And you can find her book Driving Me Crazy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Driving-crazy-Overcome-fear-driving-ebook/dp/B089T5S3GS
    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 are likely to be others with the same or similar question so ask away and let's start helping more people to build their driving confidence! https://www.speakpipe.com/TheDrivingConfidencePodcast
    Find out more about how we can help transform the way you feel about driving and follow us on social media:
    Confident Drivers website:
    Free tools on our website: https://www.confidentdrivers.co.uk/freetools
    Our Nervous Drivers Calming Kit: https://www.confidentdrivers.co.uk/solutions/nervous-drivers1
    Follow or contact us on Social Media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/confidentdriver/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/confidentdrivers/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtVucIvyC_2AX33zNL7-yoQ
    If you would like us to keep you up to date with podcast episodes click the most appropriate link for you:
    Individual drivers
    Driving Instructors

    • 47 min
    Calming Driving Nerves - 8 minute relaxation exercise - DO NOT LISTEN WHILE DRIVING!

    Calming Driving Nerves - 8 minute relaxation exercise - DO NOT LISTEN WHILE DRIVING!

    Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May 22) and so we thought we would share one of our relaxation exercises to help support anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by their thoughts.  
    Please do not listen to this exercise while driving!
    This exercise helps you visualise putting your thoughts on leaves on a stream and allowing them to float away.  While the exercise is not related to driving, it may be helpful to allow you to reset or relax before driving, helping you to feel calmer and more in control, ready to give your attention to your driving instead of your thoughts.

    Resources:
    The Mental Health Foundation has a range of resources available to help you look after your mental health which you can find on this link: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health/looking-after-your-mental-health
    The charity Mind has resources for helping yourself and helping others: https://www.mind.org.uk
    Mental Health UK have some great downloadable resources including a stress bucket: https://mentalhealth-uk.org/help-and-information/downloadable-resources/
    And Time to Change signposts other support services and helplines: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/mental-health-and-stigma/help-and-support
    Would you like to feature in a future Q&A podcast?  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 are likely to be others with the same or similar question so ask away and let's start helping more people to build their driving confidence! https://www.speakpipe.com/TheDrivingConfidencePodcast
    Find out more about how we can help transform the way you feel about driving and follow us on social media:
    Confident Drivers website:
    Free tools on our website: https://www.confidentdrivers.co.uk/freetools
    Our Nervous Drivers Calming Kit: https://www.confidentdrivers.co.uk/solutions/nervous-drivers1
    Follow or contact us on Social Media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/confidentdriver/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/confidentdrivers/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtVucIvyC_2AX33zNL7-yoQ

    • 11 min
    Driving Test Clinic - DW April 2022

    Driving Test Clinic - DW April 2022

    In this episode, Kev and Tracey talk to David, one of our podcast listeners who got in touch for some advice about their upcoming driving assessment. 
    Kev took David through an NLP timeline technique, asking him to imagine himself in the different stages during the run-up to the assessment, asking him how he felt and what techniques he could use at each stage.
    Tracey chipped in by asking about body sensations and whether they were interpreted positively or negatively and also tweaked one of David's techniques slightly to remember him driving successfully to help him feel more confident.

    Would you like to feature in a future Q&A podcast?  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 are likely to be others with the same or similar question so ask away and let's start helping more people to build their driving confidence! https://www.speakpipe.com/TheDrivingConfidencePodcast
    Find out more about how we can help transform the way you feel about driving and follow us on social media:
    Confident Drivers website:
    Free tools on our website: https://www.confidentdrivers.co.uk/freetools
    Our Nervous Drivers Calming Kit: https://www.confidentdrivers.co.uk/solutions/nervous-drivers1
    Follow or contact us on Social Media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/confidentdriver/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/confidentdrivers/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtVucIvyC_2AX33zNL7-yoQ

    • 26 min
    Calming Driving Nerves - To breathe or not to breathe?

    Calming Driving Nerves - To breathe or not to breathe?

    In this episode, Tracey goes solo to talk about breathing exercises.  She starts by exploring the potential downsides of breathing exercises and why they are not for everyone.  Before moving on to the advantages of breathing exercises and describing a few simple versions to try. 
    For anyone who is interested in trying the breathing exercises mentioned to help calm driving nerves, they are all available as part of our Nervous Drivers Calming Kit.
    Would you like to feature in a future Q&A podcast?  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 are likely to be others with the same or similar question so ask away and let's start helping more people to build their driving confidence! https://www.speakpipe.com/TheDrivingConfidencePodcast
    Find out more about how we can help transform the way you feel about driving and follow us on social media:
    Confident Drivers website:
    Free tools on our website: https://www.confidentdrivers.co.uk/freetools
    Our Nervous Drivers Calming Kit: https://www.confidentdrivers.co.uk/solutions/nervous-drivers1
    Follow or contact us on Social Media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/confidentdriver/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/confidentdrivers/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtVucIvyC_2AX33zNL7-yoQ

    • 18 min
    Driving Confidence - The difference between knowing and understanding

    Driving Confidence - The difference between knowing and understanding

    In this episode, Kev and Tracey talk about an experience this week that got them thinking about the difference between knowing and understanding something.
    They discuss how you can see and hear the same piece of information multiple times, and yet when someone else says it in a different way, it can just click and become clearer and you understand in a different way.
    Would you like to feature in a future Q&A podcast?  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 are likely to be others with the same or similar question so ask away and let's start helping more people to build their driving confidence! https://www.speakpipe.com/TheDrivingConfidencePodcast
    Find out more about how we can help transform the way you feel about driving and follow us on social media:
    Confident Drivers website:
    Free tools on our website: https://www.confidentdrivers.co.uk/freetools
    Our Nervous Drivers Calming Kit: https://www.confidentdrivers.co.uk/solutions/nervous-drivers1
    Follow or contact us on Social Media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/confidentdriver/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/confidentdrivers/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtVucIvyC_2AX33zNL7-yoQ

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

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Loved this episode so much

Thank you Tracey and Kev for a really helpful and informative episode about releasing stress whilst driving. Even as an experienced driver, I can feel stressed about driving to different locations and through busy cities. I will definitely be returning to and using your suggestions for releasing stress.

Great podcast! I look forward to listening to more episodes, Rachel

David Chalm ,

Great podcast

Some great tools and tips, a must for anyone who wants to be calm and confident on the road. By the best trainers out there.

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