Supporting Children with Anxiety
As many as one in five children will experience chronic, debilitating anxiety. Trying to support an anxious child can be both heartbreaking and exasperating. Stephenie Gold (MA), Registered Clinical Counsellor and contributor to AnxietyBC, will help parents and professionals recognize the different signs and developmental 'themes' of anxiety in young people. Participants will also leave with a sense of the various research-based approaches and strategies for understanding and supporting anxious children.
Hey, My Brain Doesn’t Work That Way! Understanding Brain Differences, Sensory Processing, Teaching Self-Regulation & Promoting Stress Management
Marc Landry, a highly regarded Vancouver Occupational Therapist, will briefly review the role of toxins and drugs to understand why there is such an increase in brain differences in children today. He will explore brain differences and how these affect learning, including areas of brain function and of the stress response system. How Sensory Processing works is explored, particularly with regard to modulation and the neurological threshold continuum. This leads to discussion of self regulation, sensory diet, heavy work, and stress management techniques. (Nutritious snacks provided)
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Both Workshops will be held at the Ryerson United Church
2195 W. 45th Avenue, Vancouver, BC