Resilient Minds

RESILIENT MINDS – Kids Anxiety Groups at VPC

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Vancouver Psychology Centre is pleased to offer an evidence-based, fun group experience to help ease anxiety in kids. In friendly environment, this group will help members to ‘get’ what anxiety is all about, will teach do-able skills to overcome their anxiety and will provide a safe space to practice their newfound skills.

Objectives:

Educating kids to be in charge of their own thoughts with a focus on understanding the cycle of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours associated with anxiety.

Anxiety is normal – but not too much of it: Kids will learn that they are not alone in this and that all other kids feel anxiety too.

Mastering simple and fun mindfulness and cognitive-behavioural skills to ‘squash’ their anxiety.

Providing a chill place to practice healthy coping skills, share experiences, relate with others, and release feelings of anxiety and stress.

Boosting kids’ power to develop a resilient mind and a happy and grateful approach to life {a glass half full perspective}.

Skills:

Helping kids to spot distorted thinking patterns (for example, perfectionism, glass half empty, dramatic overreaction) that elicit anxious feelings and behaviours.

Facing fear: building confidence in the ability to mindfully respond to anxious thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

Growing the “resilient mind”: tools for anxiety management, relaxation, and life appreciation (based in cognitive behavioral therapy , mindfulness and positive psychology)
mindful awareness of the body and breath
visualization
distraction
music, art, physical activity, stretching
progressive muscle relaxation
Mini Kindness Patrol

For Who?

Youngsters 7-12 years old

Worriers, perfectionists, kids with anxiety about performance, separation, or almost anything else!

When:
Sunday January 21st & 28th
Time: 10am – 3pm

or

Sunday February 18th & 25th
Time: 10am – 3pm

Where:
Vancouver Psychology Centre
1718 Marine Dr, Suite #1
West Vancouver, BC V7S 1J3

Cost:
$300 per child, which includes parent handouts, child handouts and all materials used during the group for the two-days of the session

Note to Parents:

An in-person interview will be conducted with prospective group members and parents. This session will determine group suitability, gather important client information, provide an overview of the group for members, and outline strategies on how parents can assist their children along the growth process.

Curriculum developed by: Katelin Wyness, RCC, and Dr. Lisa Ferrari + Dr. Carla Fry

Group is Facilitated by:

Katelin Wyness, MCP, Registered Clinical Counsellor
and Leah Marks, University of British Columbia Masters of Counselling candidate

VPC Team

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