Session 2 - Making Sense of Anxiety in Children and Youth
Wednesday, February 28th - 8:30 to 10:00am (Fee: $20.00)
There is currently an epidemic of anxiety affecting children of all ages. Anxiety can take many forms including obsessions, compulsions, phobias, panic, sleep issues, physical illnesses, as well as a host of perplexing behaviours such as seeking attention and avoiding situations. Today’s world can create many challenges for children with school pressures, peer interactions, family dynamics, negative self-image, perfectionism, and many other stressors that can impede a student’s ability to play, learn and grow.
Whether it’s the natural, episodic worries of childhood, or more profound and crippling versions of anxiety, Colleen will help make sense of the roots of anxiety using Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s approach. Through stories, examples, and theory, Colleen will suggest ways in which educators can help support their students to find psychological and emotional rest in their world.