Workshop for parents on teenagers or pre-teens with anxiety
I’m often asked how can parents help children with anxiety. On Saturday 5th January I am holding a workshop in Guildford for mum's and dad's to help them understand anxiety, and what useful strategies can be used to improve life for you and your child.
This workshop will cover:
- The brain development of teenagers - "I hate you/ its not fair/leave me alone/you don't understand!” - sudden displays of anger or being dismissive.
- Why its so hard for them to ‘just get on with it’?
- Systemic impact of the family - how genetics affect anxiety.
- The different roles of mum's and dad's - "Mothers give you roots, fathers give you wings".
- How anxiety can manifest in teenagers: social anxiety; panic attacks; lack of interest in activities; school refusal; OCD; self-harming; suicidal thoughts.
- Ways to reduce anxiety.
- How technology impacts teenagers and what parents can practically do to help them?
- The importance of looking after yourself.
This workshop is extremely popular and booking early is advised to avoid disappointment.
About Tracey Brittain
Tracey is an experienced psychotherapist with a Masters in child, adolescent and family therapy.
She works regularly alongside GPs, schools, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.
Tracey also provides supervision and training to other therapists working with adults and children.