2. Helping Children Understand Anxiety And Promoting Positive Behaviour
Help children understand what anxiety is, how to manage it and how to promote positive behaviour
Anxiety is reaching epidemic proportions in children, and an increasing amount of time for Teachers is being spent dealing with it, and trying to helping children to navigate an increasingly complex world.
In this EPV course we discuss the neuroscience and psychology of anxiety. Alongside that, the course focuses on practical strategies that you can use with students at school. You will also be able to aplly these techniques in all aspects of your life.
Topics covered include the brain bases of anxiety, how controlling your physiology helps with anxiety, what healthy emotional regulation looks like, and how School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support can foster an environment that helps with 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 you apply the theory in practice.
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:
- Why anxiety exists and how it is maintained
- What strategies we can use to help deal more effectively with anxiety
Module 2: Controlling Physiology to Help With Anxiety. Participants will:
- Learn how breathing techniques can help with anxiety
- How mindful approaches help with anxiety
Module 3: Healthy Emotional Regulation. Participants will learn:
- The basic aspects of healthy emotional regulation
- How to foster healthy regulation of emotions in the classroom and outside it
- How to foster resilience
Module 4: Positive Behaviour Support. Participants learn:
- How a school-wide positive behaviour support strategy can help create a safe, positive school environment
Module 5: Practical Functional Behavioural Assessments. Participants learn
- Methodologies to help understand the messages behind student behaviour
- Where applicable, relate these to potential anxiety provoking factors.
- To use the SSE framework to make judgements regarding the school’s current strengths and areas for development regarding SWPBS.
Additional Resources Available With This Course:
Additions resources include lesson plans, interviews with clinical staff, useful, relatable articles resources to use in the classroom and much more.
" A very informative course, with very practical ideas that can be used in the classroom. I will go back to school with a few more motivating ideas having completed your course!"
- Mr. Daniel Maloney
Dr. Rosemary Keane is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director at Actualise. Rose has a number of years of experience working with a broad range of different clinical groups across the lifespan.
She completed clinical training (Doctorate in Psychological Science) at University College Dublin (UCD). As part of this her doctoral thesis focused on emotional over- and under-control in adults with psychiatric difficulties and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)/Radically Open DBT informed group interventions. Rose also has a PhD in Psychology (National University of Ireland, Galway) focusing on acceptance in chronic pain from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework.
Rose is passionate about working together with individuals and families to understand the biopsychosocial factors affecting behaviour and functioning and compassionately applying evidence based and personalised interventions. She has a special interest in applications of functional QEEG assessment and neurofeedback training. Rose is also a member of Mental Health Advisory Board of the charity A Lust For Life.