Tools & Understanding for Helping Children and Youth Manage Anxiety
Does your child or the children you work with struggle with anxiety:
panic attacks, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, stomach aches, headaches, anger outbursts, avoidance of activities, inability or unwillingness to go to school, racing thoughts, or
Anxiety has many faces, and throughout this course parents, caregivers, and professionals will learn about the psychological, neurobiological and physiological roots of anxiety, why it is on the rise in our children, and what to do to help children better manage it.
This course looks at the whole child: mind, body and brain and provides a holistic approach that focuses on what we as caretakers, parents, and professionals can do vs. stigmatizing children who are struggling. Various components of the child’s environment will be explored that can contribute to a child’s or youth's emotional struggles.
Join Angela Slade, Registered Clinical Counsellor and Founder of (In)School, as we explore the research in the field of mental health education, attachment, and interpersonal and synergistic neurobiology. Attendees will be given resources and direct tools to help their child, youth or children, effectively manage this emotional limitation.
This workshop aims to educate, empower, and provide actionable tools to those who raise or work with children, youth, and families
- Childcare Professionals
- Mental health professionals.
- Identify neurobiological and physiological mechanisms that underlie anxiety
- Explore protective factors for good mental and emotional health
- Implement a variety of emotion regulation strategies and synergistic play therapy tools
- Recognize environmental and societal factors that contribute towards the increase in anxiety among children
- Explore alternative treatment options you can implement or advocate for with professionals in the medical field.
HOW MANY HOURS OF INSTRUCTION DO I GET?
This course is composed of approximately 6.0 instructional hours
"Your purpose in life is to find your purpose & give your whole heart to it" ~Gautama Buddha
Angela Slade, MA, RCC is the Founder of (In)School. She is a facilitator within the school and she works one-to-one with you to regulate your mindset, emotions and your body. You’ll learn to reduce everyday stress, avoid burnout, and create a fully self-regulated and connected life. Feeling more connected will give you more time and energy to pursue what matters to you.
Regulation is NOT calm! Regulation means connected.
When you are having a moment of regulation, you are connected. You are attached to the self. What that means is that we can be regulated and be angry or sad at the same time. We can be regulated and anxious at the same time. How it feels is that we still feel more in control than the emotion or physiological response. We can be angry and notice our increase of energy and activity in our brain and central nervous system. We can notice our heart rate going up. We can notice what is going on in the body, but we are not CALM, rather we learn to digest what is going on to remain connected to self.
My goal to support you is NOT to teach you to be calm. When we focus on simply being calm, it teaches us to stuff emotions and neglect the body. Individuals who can stay connected to themselves, in the intensity and physiology of an emotion, are emotionally regulated and authentically connected to the self.
Background, Education and Training
Angela graduated in 2006 with distinction from Vancouver Island University with a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care. I trained in Business at Business Works in 2007 and successfully launched my first business in 2008 (www.esteemedchics.com) and Esteem Child and Family Services.
Angela received an entrance scholarship to complete my Master of Arts at the University of Victoria and successfully defended my Master’s thesis is 2011. In 2011 I received my Registered Clinical Counselling designation through the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
Angela is a member of the BCACC, The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and The International Counselling Association.
She is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy, Art and Experiential Based Therapy, Gestalt, Family Systems Therapy, Metaphysical Anatomy, Neurobiological approaches, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.