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Five Essential Strategies for Supporting Children with Anxiety Workshop
June 1, 2022 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM$20.00
Problematic anxiety in childhood is common and disrupts opportunities for healthy experiences. Anxiety can influence a child’s ability to achieve academically, make friends, or find reward in the activities they take part in. It can also be difficult to spot for caregivers. Whether you know it or not, anxiety in children is often at the root of much of the anger children experience towards caregivers.
One in ten Canadians will access mental health support for mood and anxiety disorders in their lives, and therefore, it is important to look for and recognize the common signs and symptoms of anxiety.
Common Signs and Symptoms
- Feeling nervous, restless or tense
- Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
- Having an increased heart rate
- Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
- Feeling weak or tired
- Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
- Having trouble sleeping
- Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
- Having difficulty controlling worry
- Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety
This workshop will help you to better understand anxiety in children, recognize when it is becoming problematic, gain skills to help children build the capacity to overcome it, and create environments to foster better outcomes for those struggling. Dr. Sean Larsen draws on literature on brain development, emotional regulation, psychology, and years of clinical experience to give you five essential strategies to support children who struggle with problematic anxiety and feel less impacted by it.
Dr. Sean Larsen has worked with children and families in mental health for the past 15 years. Some of his previous work settings include children’s psychiatric units, youth custody centers, and outpatient mental health settings. Sean has spoken nationally on childhood anxiety, neurodevelopment, early childhood trauma, digital media, and suicide. Sean lives in Rossland, BC with his wife and two children and spends his spare time mountain biking and skiing.
The Zoom link for this event will be emailed with your online purchase.
Ticket sales will close on Friday, May 27, 2022.