Borris Vocational School

Parenting Anxious Children and Adolescents

Parenting Anxious Children and Adolescents
Parenting Anxious Children and Adolescents Webinar

Wednesday 06 March 2024 7pm to 8pm

Cost 15

Webinar Registration - Zoom
What to expect
Parenting has become an incredibly complex business. Whilst some teenagers are a dream to rear and give no bother at all, others are always pushing the boundaries as parents become concerned about their attitude and immature behaviour. However, an increasingly common presentation is anxiety. We have reached almost epidemic proportions of teenagers crippled with anxiety. These young people are struggling to attend school and navigate peer friendships. They exhibit all manner of anxiety symptoms including panic attacks, OCD, rigid eating and exercise patterns, overthinking and dreading the future. They sometimes place unbelievably high expectations on themselves and, as a result, live with tremendous pressure. The stress creates a body response as many also endure such symptoms as GI tract issues, skin disorders, stress headaches etc. It is not unusual for self-harming behaviours and suicidal thoughts to emerge.
Intuitive parenting skills and breathing techniques may help momentarily, however, they typically don’t resolve the underlying problem of how to address the negativity, self-doubt and feelings of not being good enough. Helping professionals struggle too, with knowing how to effectively support the adolescent out of their entrenched position and into a more empowered and courageous posture in the world.
Join Bronagh Starrs, internationally renowned consultant adolescent psychotherapist, for this workshop for parents and professionals. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of anxious presentation in adolescence, illuminating the mindset of the anxious teenager. A trove of effective strategies will be presented.

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