Navigating Anxiety in Children: Mindfulness and Yoga Tools for Meeting Stress with Inner Strength

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Do you work (or live) with children whose anxiety is overwhelming them? Who shy away from participating in new activities or taking on challenges because they are afraid to fail? Do you worry about your kids choosing harmful coping mechanisms as they struggle with the stress of their lives?

When children can’t cope, challenges become stressors, and anxiety replaces anticipation. Our kids can’t enjoy childhood to the fullest, their learning suffers, and their long-term resilience is compromised. Children often get the message that their anxiety is something to get rid of or push away, but like all emotions our anxiety has a job to do.

We can teach our children to better understand their own experience, and find effective ways to meet their needs and engage with their lives from a place of personal power and agency. In this interactive online course, taught in 3 parts, we'll explore embodied and effective ways to help prepare children for anxiety producing situations, navigate stress, reduce overwhelm and reactivity, and harness their capacity for self-compassion.

You'll walk away with a new framework for relating to anxiety, along with concrete, practices to help your clients and students learn to access their inner resources, calm their anxiety, transform their relationship to stress, and thrive even when life is challenging.

Learning Objectives

  • Consider the impact of family, school, media and global events on children as it relates to anxiety and treatment options
  • Identify various forms of anxiety, and learn to use anxiety as an information gathering tool
  • Build student andn client capacity to identify rising anxiety before it becomes overwhelming or debilitating
  • Learn to manage escalating emotions and intrusive thoughts with embodied practices
  • Develop differentiated strategies to address anxiety rooted in building self-awareness, capacity and confidence
  • Enhance resilience through personal and partner based practices

If you are unable to make the live course, not to worry - We send the audio and video recording links and any other content that was offered during the course to you the very next day.

Meet Your Trainer: Jennifer Cohen Harper

Jennifer is the founder of LFY, and a leading voice in the children’s yoga and mindfulness community. She is the author of Little Flower Yoga for Kids: A Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance, and the co-editor of Best Practices for Yoga in Schools. Jenn also serves as the board president of the Yoga Service Council, dedicated to making yoga accessible to all regardless of circumstance. Her work has been featured in prominent publications including the NY Times, International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and Yoga Journal, and endorsed by thought leaders including Daniel Siegel, Sharon Salzberg and Congressman Tim Ryan. 

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