Addressing the issue of Anxiety

Our presence in schools is the very thing that enables us to identify a topic for training delivery.

Anxiety in children is on the increase; it is an issue which is hard to grasp and as a result, it can be difficult to determine an appropriate form of support.

The irony is that as professionals who are keen to be of support, it is this uncertainty that often raises anxiety within us.

With this in mind, we have now devised a workshop that addresses the issue of anxiety in the school setting.

We will look to understand the presentation of the following issues with a view to identifying the presentation of these in the classroom:

  • Separation Anxiety
  • Anticipatory Anxiety
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder

We will also seek to explore how to work alongside parents of anxious children.

The workshop will also allow us:

  • the opportunity to reflect on our own anxiety as professionals.
  • to explore staff well-being in the school setting when dealing with an anxious child.
  • to explore the issue of anxiety and how we regulate it.
  • reflect on how we manage anxieties; where and how they come displaced.
  • to explore what is uniquely stressful about working in a school.

For further information, please email Louise Picton

"Very insightful: I feel more aware of the anxiety and how to talk to individuals about this."

"Really informative and interesting. Enabled me to reflect on my own understanding and develop a better understanding of the therapeutic practices and methodology."