Gloucester GL19 3BE
About the course
Seminar goal: To learn about and practice new techniques and coping strategies for working with anxiety in this client group.
Summary: In the morning we will share knowledge about anxiety in this client group, and learn about the compassionate approach to anxiety which views it as ‘an ally to be listened to’ rather than ‘an enemy to be fixed’.
In the afternoon we will identify and practice new techniques and coping strategies for working with anxious clients, including compassionate self-talk, mindfulness, and body-focused tools.
The day will begin and end with compassionate attention to our own anxiety.
10.00 Welcome and house-keeping; Introductions; Contracting and confidentiality
10.15 Mindfulness exercise: identifying with own anxiety and sharing with self
10.30 Small group discussion: Why am I doing this session?
Large group feedback: identifying and sharing learning goals
10.45 Session one: Mapping the terrain – what does anxiety look like in your client
group? [Kids 9-10, Young People 11-17, Young Adults 18-25, Parents/Carers]
11.45 Session two: Introducing the compassionate approach (anxiety as ally not
enemy). Understanding and validating why teens are anxious
1.45 Session three – techniques and strategies to add to your tool kit
To include: compassionate self-talk, mindfulness and body-focused methods
3.30 Plenary – checking in with our learning goals, plus a word about medication
4.15 Mindfulness exercise: The Inner Smile
About the facilitator
Briony is a counsellor, but also offers training and supervision. She has trained counsellors at Willows Counselling Service in Swindon where she remains a consultant trainer, and at the University of East London.
Registered & Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) – University of Manchester
Advanced Specialist Diploma in Relational Supervision – Severn Talking Therapy, Bristol
COST: TIC+ Staff £50 and Non TIC+ £70
You can also pay by online bank transfer to Teens in Crisis, sort code: 309414, account number: 02285763, reference: Anxiety Course. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you have paid so we have your contact details.