This in person workshop is designed for parents and caregivers to take our introductory knowledge about disordered anxiety into deeper territory. After a brief overview of how anxiety operates in the body and is expressed by children and youth, we’ll explore together what it really means to “manage” anxiety, how caregivers can recognize their child’s “go-to” stress response, work with their window of tolerance and built-in super powers, help their kids to move through the stress cycle, and build an advanced tool kit for facing what feels hard. We’ll learn through presentation, stories, reflection, and questions, informed by both research and our lived experience.
Speaker: Karen Peters Registered Clinical Counsellor in full time private practice with an amazing team of therapists at ThriveLife Counselling & Wellness. She supports individuals, couples and families in their mental health and relationships through counselling, education, parent coaching and her podcast, “Parenting in the Trenches”. Karen has two daughters and has navigated the mental health system both personally as a parent, and professionally.
This in person event will be hosted at the Old Mill Boathouse – 2715 Esplanade Ave, Port Moody
Doors will open at 6:00pm. Please join us to connect, meet the Fraser Parent Peer Support Workers and find a seat. The presentation will begin at 6:30pm.
Please note: The event is free. Registration is required.
With gratitude, FamilySmart would like to acknowledge the generosity of the Ministry for Child & Family Development for sponsoring this event.