Compass Seminars – Hey Warrior! (Brisbane)
A full-day in person workshop explaining anxiety and empowering kids
This dynamic workshop will help participants to recognise anxiety disorders in children and adolescents (3 – 18years). It will delve into the obvious and not so obvious signs of anxiety, discuss where they come from and why they exist, and offer a range of practical, powerful interventions to assist participants to respond effectively within their own professional context.
Key content areas Karen will discuss include:
- An overview of the most common anxiety disorders in childhood and adolescence.
- Recognising symptoms which suggest anxiety, and differentiating anxiety from other problems with similar symptoms.
- Understanding the impact of anxiety on:
- Peer and family relationships.
- School performance, functioning and attendance.
- The potency of co-existing concerns such as depression and self-harm.
- Working with anxiety in a therapeutic setting including:
- Building a therapeutic rapport with children and teens with anxiety.
- What all children and teens need to know about anxiety, and how to support them in using this information to manage anxiety and build strength, courage and resilience.
- Why anxiety can happen without an identifiable trigger.
- Therapeutic interventions to help young people manage intrusive symptoms and difficult behaviours when anxiety is the fuel.
- Practical, proven strategies to strengthen children and teens against anxiety in the short and long term.
- Pushing back against the negative- building self-confidence, resilience and self-concept with young people with anxiety.
- Understanding the ways loving parents might inadvertently feed anxiety and undermine resilience, and how to work with this in a therapeutic setting.
Presented by: Karen Young founded the popular website, Hey Sigmund, attracting millions of readers each year worldwide and is author of the best selling Hey Warrior book for young people with anxiety. She is a regular contributor to Parenting Magazine in New Zealand, and can often be heard on Australian radio and TV programs such as The Project and the ABC. Her articles have been translated into a numerous languages and her work has been published internationally on The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, The Mighty, and Yahoo Health. She is a sought-after international speaker to sold out events from New York to Newcastle. She has authored three books for kids and parents to help them understand anxiety and find their ‘brave’. Experience has taught her that people can do amazing things with the right information, psychology has something for everyone, jargon doesn’t, everyone has a story to tell, short bios are the longest to write, nobody has it all figured out and the best people to be around are the ones who already know this. Karen translates the neuroscience of anxiety and every day life into meaningful advice for all ages.
Date: Tuesday, 20th February – 9am to 4pm
Venue: The Glen Hotel, 24 Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains, QLD, 4113
Cost: Early bird price until 2 Feb – $259 per person // Standard price – $319 per person