Navigating Anxiety In Children: Meeting Stress with Inner Strength
Do you live or work with children whose anxiety is overwhelming them? Who shy away from participating in new activities or taking on challenges because they are afraid to fail? Do you worry about your kids choosing harmful coping mechanisms as they struggle with the stress of their lives?
When children can’t cope, challenges become stressors, and anxiety replaces anticipation. Our kids can’t enjoy childhood to the fullest, their learning suffers, and their long-term resilience is compromised. Children often get the message that their anxiety is something to get rid of or push away, but like all emotions our anxiety has a job to do.
We can teach our children to better understand their own experience, and find effective ways to meet their needs and engage with their lives from a place of personal power and agency.
In this engaging workshop we’ll explore embodied and effective ways to help prepare children for anxiety producing situations, navigate stress, reduce overwhelm and reactivity, and harness their capacity for self-compassion.
You’ll walk away with a new framework for relating to anxiety, along with concrete practices to help your children learn to access their inner resources, calm their anxiety, transform their relationship to stress, and thrive even when life is challenging.
*This workshop is appropriate for parents and other caregivers, educators, health care providers, counselors, coaches and others who find anxiety and stress impacting the children in their care. Content will be relevant for children up through the teen years, and you may just find some practical applications for navigating your own worries as well.
Meet Your Trainer:
Jennifer Cohen Harper
LFY Founder Jennifer Cohen Harper is an educator, author, public speaker and mother, who works to support all children and teens in the development of strong inner resources through the tools of yoga and mindfulness. Her goal is to help kids, and those who care for them, thrive in the world regardless of circumstances, and navigate the many challenges they face with a sense of personal power and self-awareness.Read More