Understanding Anxiety in Order to Build Resilience in Young People

Presented by: Greg Mitchell

Teacher PD Event Information: 6 Teacher PD Hours

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Program Description

All of us experience anxiety, it serves as a means of protection and can often enhance our performance in stressful situations.

Children and teens who are able to experience the slight rush of anxiety that often occurs prior to a math test or a big sports carnival race often can use it to enhance their performance.

Experiencing too much anxiety or general apprehension, at inappropriate times, can be extremely distressing and interfering. Although young children have fears of specific objects, the feeling of anxiety is more general…they may feel constantly “keyed up” or extremely alert.

Given the wide range of tasks young people must accomplish throughout their years, it is important to be sure that their level of anxiety does not begin to interfere with their ability to function.

This day long workshop examines how workers with young people in health, education and welfare can help young people to learn coping skills more to more effectively deal with their anxiety.

The workshop research on the mental health of young people, how we can use technology in the form of apps but also looks at international approaches to teaching resilience and a range of simple strategies that, emotion coaching and positive psychology approaches to tackling this worrying problem.

With one in four high school students and one in seven primary schools students encountering difficulties in this area this is a an excellent workshop for those who work with young people noting that ‘young people’ refers to those of at least primary or secondary school age and is also relevant to those in their 20’s.

Event Details:

  14th November, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Jasper Hotel

489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

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  Target Audience: Primary & Secondary Teachers - all levels.
  $306.90 GST Incl.

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About the Presenter

Greg Mitchell has taught every year level from year one to year twelve in his teaching career and has a wealth of teaching insights, ploys, methods and resources to share on teaching and learning. He now does teaching demonstrations with classrooms throughout Australia. His aim is to demonstrate to both teachers and students how it is possible to engage everyone in learning by using a mixture of planning, resources, tactics, skills and strategies.

Greg suffers from enthusiasm and a great desire to share all of his resources with as many teachers as he can.

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