7.Anxiety in Children: Why It Occurs and How to Deal With It
Understanding Anxiety in Children, Why it Occurs and Practical Strategies to Deal With It
Anxiety is a difficult emotion to deal with, and is at epidemic levels. Teachers can play a very significant role in helping children, both in the classroom and in life in general. The aim of this course is to use the Actualise Academy Model of Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology and Behavioural Science to introduce teachers to the cognitive, emotional and behavioural factors related to anxiety.
Topics covered include the neuroscience of anxiety, normal levels of anxiety, when anxiety is a disorder, managing anxiety, and methods to support children who experience anxiety.
Our comprehensive lesson plans and resources provide you and your learners with the skills to overcome challenges and thrive both at home and in school. The aim of this course is to use the Actualise Academy Model of Neuroscience, Clinical/Emotional Psychology and Behavioural Science to introduce Teachers to the various mechanisms and actions that can help protect your own mental health.
Here is a list of the modules in this course, with the learning outcomes of each. We also build in School Self Evaluation into all courses, making the SSE Process as smooth as possible:
Module 1: The Neuroscience of Anxiety. Participants will learn:
- The brain bases of anxiety
- How anxiety is created and maintained in the brain and body
Module 2: When Anxiety is Normal and When is it Problematic? Participants will learn:
- The normal developmental stages of fears and anxieties in children
- The signs and symptoms of anxiety in children
- The features of anxiety disorders in children.
Module 3: Developing and Maintaining Anxiety Participants will learn:
- About the factors that influence the development and maintenance of anxiety
- Practical principles to apply in managing anxiety in the classroom.
Module 4: Behavioural Approaches to Anxiety. Participants learn:
- Behavioural approaches to anxiety including the use of functional behaviour assessment to identify and alleviate anxiety.
Module 5: Practical Strategies to Teach Students. Participants will learn:
- Methods to teach students behaviours, skills and habits that will support students that experience anxiety in the school setting.
Additional Resources Available With This Course:
Additional resources include podcasts, interviews with Clinical Staff, workbook activities, lesson plans and much more.
- Mr. Sam Lyons
Katerina Papadopoulou has a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Trinity College Dublin. She has experience conducting assessments and working with adults, teenagers and children as well as their families in Ireland, Greece, Netherlands and UK. She is interested in empirically based neuroaffective psychotherapy and she works in an emotion-focused way. She is also trained in a number of different approaches (CBT, DBT, EFT, CFT and Schema Therapy). She still finds it fascinating that each of us is unique, and she is committed to find the best way to respond to the person in front of her.
Although she has a poor sense of direction, she thinks everybody should travel more.