Anxiety Management ages 8 to 12

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  • Presented By: Group
  • Speaker / Facilitator: Jodie Thompson/Delia Noel
  • Topic Area: Specific issues and Disorders, Family Growth and Development, Individual Growth and Development, Group Counseling, Support Groups, Health & Wellness, Children, Instructional

  • Start Date: 03/07/2020
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Daily Schedule: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
  • Recurring: The group will take place in Vaudrueil for 6 weeks -Saturdays
  • Registration Deadline: February 29, 2020

  • Location: 10 Avenue Saint Jean Baptist Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, J7V 2N9
  • Fee Info: $125 per child per session
  • Open To: Mental Health Professionals, General Public, Children

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Purpose:
Help kids 8-12 with managing anxiety (official diagnosis not required).
Method:
Discussions, role plays, games, home exercises , transferable skills, individually tailored interventions all within a supportive group environment.
Therapeutic Modality:
 Researched Methods such as Narrative; Solution Focused and Play therapy, as well as CBT techniques.
Start date:
March 7-April 18, 2020 (We will skip  Easter weekend April 11, 2020)
Cost:
$125/session/6 sessions= $750/participant, receipts will be included.  
 Sessions:
1. Introduction:
What is anxiety?
What is fear?
What is worry?
What are the benefits of these feelings?
2. Naming Our Anxiety:
How does the environment impact our emotions?
Externalizing anxiety to be able to view anxiety from different angles
How do others impact my anxiety?
3. Anxiety and Me (Role Plays):
Self-talk (stinking thinking)
Cognitive distortions
Reframing and unlearning destructive thought patterns
Becoming unstuck
*Using real scenarios from their lives to make the role play meaningful to the group members.
4. Body Language:
Expanding their feelings vocabulary
Body cues: how our bodies inform us about what is happening
Recognizing and listening to body cues.
5. Worries and Fears:
Real or imagined it is still fear.
Taking charge of worry.
Balance between strength and worries.
How big is my worry, how real is my strength?
Start looking at plans “ how to….” (goals and contracting)
6. Wrap Up and Future Plans (Contracting with self and others):
Resources (helpers)
Role plays implementing skills/tools acquired in the previous 5 sessions.