New Workshop: Supporting Teenagers with Anxiety

A Workshop for Friends, Families and Carers

Monday 16th November 12.30pm-3pm; Central Guildford.

Our Anxious Teens….
All children and young people get anxious at times – anxiety is a natural feeling and experiencing anxiety is a normal part of their development. We all have different levels of stress we can cope with – some people are just naturally more anxious than others and are quicker to get stressed or worried. Sometimes a young person’s anxiety can get in the way of their day to day life, slow down their development and have a significant effect on their schooling or relationships. Anxiety is hardly new, despite it being recognised as a clinical category only in the past 30 years. But a collection of recent reports suggests that anxiety and unhappiness among young people are growing.
Having a teenager who is experiencing significant anxiety can be challenging for any parent. Parents want to be supportive and helpful but often feel worried and confused about what is happening and how to respond. Often a child’s anxiety can have a ripple effect throughout the family as parents become increasingly stressed themselves as they struggle to cope.

Target Audience
This workshop is aimed at parents, carers, family members and friends who are supporting a child with anxiety or who want to develop a good basic understanding of this important issue.

We will explore the difference between stress and anxiety; consider how to recognise the signs of your child’s anxiety and look at what factors might be contributing to it. We will look briefly at the physiology of anxiety and examine the different forms which anxiety can take. We will look at a range of possible coping strategies. Finally we will look at resources available and options for getting additional support for your child.
The number of attendees is limited to a maximum of 8 to ensure a highly interactive small group environment.

All participants will be asked to agree to respect the confidentiality of others attending the workshop.

Workshop Leader

The workshop will be led by Sarah Kenyon, an experienced counsellor/ psychotherapist who specialises in working with adolescents and young adults within her private practice at Healthcare On Demand, in addition to managing a youth counselling service.
For more information on Sarah click HERE
A nominal registration fee of £25 per person is requested, with proceeds to the Healthcare On Demand Fund, which supports children and young people who could not otherwise access private healthcare provision.
To register on this Workshop please click HERE.
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