Give your child a fun opportunity to learn skills for managing anxiety. Through nature-based mindfulness activities and Coping Cat, an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral curriculum, children will learn techniques for recognizing and coping with anxious thoughts and feelings. Kids will have the chance to practice these skills both in-session and through home assignments. Parents will be updated on their child’s progress and given activities to use at home. Ages 7-12
The group has been a very helpful place for our daughter to practice the anxiety management skills being taught and she has enjoyed it!
8 Session Brief Program
This program briefly teaches the four steps of the coping plan and provides four in-session opportunities for your child to practice these skills on 1 – 2 fears. This program is ideal for kids with low to moderate levels of anxiety and provides kids with basic skills for anxiety management.
- Feb. 9 – March 30, 2021
- Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
- Cost: $255 (Scholarships Available)
- An intake is required prior to registration.
- Contact Madeleine Weatherhead with questions or to schedule an intake.
Session 1: Introduction to the program and team-building/ First parent meeting
Session 2: Recognizing somatic signs of anxiety and distinguishing anxious thoughts from coping thoughts
Session 3: Problem-solving to cope, and self-rating and self-rewarding efforts to cope
Session 4: Coping plan review and introduction to exposure tasks/ Second parent meeting
Session 5: Practicing in low-anxiety situations
Session 6: Practicing in moderate-anxiety situations
Session 7: Practicing in moderate-anxiety situations
Session 8: Practicing in high-anxiety situations, End of program celebration
16 Session Full Program
This program teaches each coping step in-depth and provides opportunities for the kids to review and practice each step as they are learning them. This program also dedicates more sessions to using the coping plan in exposure tasks, allowing for more time to address both group and individual fears thoroughly. This program is ideal for kids with moderate to high levels of anxiety and provides kids with the opportunity to master the skills taught in coping cat.
Session 1: Introduction to the program and team-building
Session 2: Identifying anxious feelings
Session 3: Identifying somatic responses to anxiety
Session 4: First meeting with parents
Session 5: Relaxation training and nature-based mindfulness
Session 6: Identifying anxious self-talk and learning to challenge thoughts
Session 7: Reviewing anxious and coping self-talk and developing problem-solving skills
Session 8: Introducing self-evaluation and self-reward, coping plan review
Session 9: Second Parent Meeting
Session 10: Practicing in low-anxiety situations
Session 11: Practicing in low-anxiety situations
Session 12: Practicing in moderate-anxiety situations
Session 13: Practicing in moderate-anxiety situations
Session 14: Practicing in high-anxiety situations
Session 15: Practicing in high-anxiety situations
Session 16: Practicing in high-anxiety situations, end of session celebration
I’ve seen such great progress in my son. He learned practical skills that have helped him cope with real life situations and watching him conquer his fears has been such a blessing.