CPD workshop for parents and professionals
Half day experiential workshop
Trainer: Angela McMillan MBACP (accred)
Course fee : £350 (Plus VAT and travel expenses)
Anxiety can be crippling, causing young people to avoid social situations, question their relationships with others or avoid particular places.
In this experiential workshop we will explore why anxiety is one of the top presenting issues that young people face, how it impacts and what we can do to offer support.
Using the latest neuroscience to help explain what happens in the teenage brain, we will explore how different types of anxiety require different approaches, identify the different methods that are most effective to deal with each type of anxiety and look at ways that we can help young people overcome their anxiety.
The workshop will include case studies, practical exercises and will show how different techniques can improve symptoms depending on the type of anxiety.
By the end of the course you will be able to explain to young people what happens in their brain when they are anxious, show them how to identify the source and triggers of their anxiety using various practical exercises, teach them how to manage their anxious feelings and thoughts, support them before and during a panic attack and help them start to challenge their symptoms of anxiety.
The workshop includes:
Understanding the developing teenage brain
Identifying types of anxiety
How anxiety presents itself
Anxiety in young people with specific learning needs
Coping strategies for different types of anxiety
Best practice guidelines
Angela McMillan is a British Association for counselling and psychotherapy accredited counsellor (Membership number 031233) and supervisor with over ten years experience working with children and young people. She specialises in working with anxiety and anxiety disorders. She has worked for Childline, Mind, The YMCA and the Terrence Higgins Trust and has run counselling services in sixth form colleges and schools. She also delivers mental health awareness training and teaches emotional literacy lessons in education and youth organisations.