Understanding Childhood Anxiety

Category: Health & Wellbeing

Understanding & Managing Children and Adolescent Anxiety


This is a six-week course whereby, upon completion, the parent will understand anxiety and gain the knowledge and confidence to take control over anxiety within their home.

Children’s anxiety, with the right information and determination is manageable, therefore this course can act as a pre-emptive to anxiety growing into more complex issues. The knowledge and aids presented over the duration of the course, will not only improve the life of the child with anxiety, but the family as a whole also.

Duration: 6 weeks @ 3 hrs

Tutor: Carina McEvoy


Course Objectives:

After this course, you will be able to:

ü  ü  Know exactly what anxiety is – the science behind it.

ü  Know how your child/teen experiences anxiety in their body and displays it in their language and behaviour.

ü  Know how we can limit this hyper-anxiety experienced today.

ü  Help your child build resilience to last them a lifetime.

ü  Know how to talk to your child about anxiety.

ü  Develop the 3 most important messages your child can learn around security.

ü  Communicate with your child on a greater level to achieve positive change.

ü  Use the science of neuroplasticity to create positive changes.

ü  Understand the Think, feel & do link.

ü  Change your child’s unhelpful perspective and teach them child important life skills such as planning & problem solving.

ü  Understand the exercise, water & food, food link.

ü  ü  Carry out a collection of therapeutic techniques to relieve your child’s anxiety. All techniques are taken from the children’s book ‘Sometimes I worry … how about you?

Duration: Monday nights, Autumn/Winter term (check timetable)

Tutor: Carina McEvoy (below)




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