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Anxiety, Helping Children to Cope—A Structured Intervention

Anxiety

Outline

'Anxiety is a thin stream of fears trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.'

Description

The daily pressures on our children are increasing from targets and testing in the classroom to the rise of pressure advertising and social media. For many of our children the world, or certain aspects of it, is overwhelming, complex and scary. From separation and social anxiety to performance and health anxiety, an increasing number of children now benefit from direct support to manage their worries.
This workshop will introduce you to the current thinking around children's anxiety and move onto exploring ways to support young people to manage their anxiety more effectively. We will introduce you to visual resources and a toolbox of practical strategies/activities that can be used within school as well as a six week intervention which aims to-

  • raise self awareness of the issues which cause anxiety
  • educate about the anxiety cycle
  • Learn to evaluate and quantify their worries including identifying areas of control
  • Increase awareness of their strengths and difficulties
  • Understand the changes in the brain during crisis
  • An understanding of the physical feelings indicating anxiety
  • Educate around the optimal time to use strategies for calming
  • Develop a range of problem solving skills and distraction techniques
  • Introduce a mindfulness calming activity

Outcomes

raise self-awareness of the issues which cause anxiety
educate about the anxiety cycle
Learn to evaluate and quantify their worries including identifying areas of control
Increase awareness of their strengths and difficulties
Understand the changes in the brain during crisis
An understanding of the physical feelings indicating anxiety
Educate around the optimal time to use strategies for calming
Develop a range of problem solving skills and distraction techniques
Introduce a mindfulness calming activity

Audience

Primary and secondary schools

10 Jul 2020 09:30 - 12:00

Closing date: 10/07/2020
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Medway Virtual School
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Date and Time

10 Jul 2020 09:30 - 12:00

Venue

King Charles Hotel Brompton Road, Gillingham ME7 5QT

Trainer

Contended Child Rowe
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