Hello everyone I have been lurking for many months since I began my ITEC holistic massage course in October and I have found that everyone is so supportive and full of valuable information. It is now my turn to ask for some advice. My exam is next month, both the practical and written, and I am in a state of panic. I just practiced on my partner and strokes that I was previously really confident with are now shaky and crap. The milking strokes of the neck mainly. I just can't seem to get it right and I get really frustrated which leads to me being more crap. he is very aware that I am not confident and this adds to my " why am I doing this, I'm crap" pile. It's really hard to be positive for me and it's difficult to get out of the negative spiral that can occur after something goes a little wrong. It doesn't help that he is not supportive, he is supportive in a way but not supportive enough for me to feel I can do this. I'm not sure what I'm trying to ask of you guys, I guess I'm one of those sad people who need to be told they are good at something before they can be good at something.