Tackle Test Anxiety & Stop Study Stress with Mindfulness Facilitator Heather Prete

Tackle Test Anxiety & Stop Study Stress with Mindfulness Facilitator Heather Prete

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Many LSAT study materials focus on the content of the exam, but fail to mention the other half of the equation: the human being doing the learning. If anxiety, distraction, or self-doubt are preventing you from retaining information, how are you supposed to ace the LSAT? In today’s episode, Jelena & Branden pose your questions—and a few questions of their own—to UCLA-certified Mindfulness Facilitator Heather Prete.

Listen and discover:

  1. How to get the benefits of meditation, even if you can’t sit still
  2. What mindfulness techniques to use mid-LSAT if you’re panicking
  3. The solid science behind mindfulness and meditation for brain health
  4. How to meditate if you’re neurodivergent
  5. Which mindfulness practices we can employ to cut down on screen time
  6. What to do if test anxiety is keeping you from sleeping
  7. Why “future-tripping is the worst thing you can do to your studying brain
  8. How both Branden and Jelena have benefitted from meditation
  9. . . . and more!

Links and further resources from from this week’s episode:

Heather’s Free Guided Meditations for Beginner & Intermediate Meditators: http://heatherpretemindfulness.com/meditations/

UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center: https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/

MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Body Scan Technique: https://mbsrtraining.com/mindfulness-exercises/mbsr-body-scan/

Headspace: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/headspace-meditation-sleep/id493145008

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Jelena Woehr

Jelena Woehr

Jelena was born & raised in Golden, CO. There she cut her teeth on logic by getting into, then out of, an impressive amount of trouble. When not organizing student protests or lobbying the school board, Jelena competed in equestrian sports & constitutional debate. Jelena took the June 2017 LSAT, partly out of curiosity and partly because she developed a serious Logic Games addiction. After three months of study, Jelena achieved a score of 178. While she didn't end up falling in love with law school, she did find herself really enjoying the LSAT—so much that she left her previous career in tech startups behind and began teaching. Jelena prides herself on helping her students understand not just the systems and methods they can apply to get a good score, but the underlying logic & its applicability to the challenge of learning to think like a law student. Outside of her work with the LSAT, Jelena is a writer, creative content producer, & a competitive equestrian endurance rider.

Branden Frankel

Branden Frankel

In 2000, Branden graduated with a BA in Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara. For a few years after, he cast about in vain for entry-level philosopher positions, but, when he was visited by the Ghost of Student Loans Past, he knew it was time to make a change. In June 2006, Branden took the LSAT, scoring a 175. Thereafter, he attended UCLA School of Law, graduating in 2010 and practicing patent law for several years. Since 2013, he has taught dozens of live LSAT classes and tutored scores of successful test takers. When he's not considering the finer points of a particularly tricky Logical Reasoning question or kicking it with his daughter, Branden writes Science Fiction. You can find him after work at the local Starbucks, typing furiously, then deleting what he typed, then typing more, and so on for hours.


Heather Prete

Heather Prete

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