Anxiety, Helping Children to Cope
Apr 2 @ 9:15 am - 11:15 am£10.00
AVAILABLE TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN ATTENDING ST THOMAS MORE, ST BENEDICTS, ST WILLIAM OF PERTH, AND SWINGATE SCHOOLS.
‘Anxiety is a thin stream of fears trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.’
Arthur Somers Roche
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 home and school.
THIS WORKSHOP IS SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN AGED 4-11YRS.
‘I was amazed by how many parents are experiencing the same types of anxiety issues in our children, made you feel like you were not alone. I have searched the internet myself for solutions but Niki, the trainer gave us some great techniques and tools to try and recommended resources such as books, tools and exercises. Also useful is how Niki explained how anxiety affects the different parts of the brain and how this translates into my child’s brain, made me think of when I really see my daughter struggling with her anxiety. Totally recommend, great value’