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Deepening our Understanding and Support for those with Disordered Anxiety: When it’s Beyond Average and the Basics Don’t Cut it

October 5, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

This 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 recognise 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 Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey

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.

For information about Parking at Surrey City Hall including location, entrance, free-2hour limited parking on P1 and pay parking click here: Parking at Surrey City Hall

With gratitude, FamilySmart would like to acknowledge the generosity of the Ministry for Child & Family Development for sponsoring this event.


October 5, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
13450 104 Ave
Surrey, BC V3T 1V8 Canada
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