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Parent Support Group Meeting – Anxiety in Adolescence with Tania Johnson
October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
This month we welcome special guest speaker Tania Johnson
Anxiety in Adolescence
‘Do the teens you work with struggle with anxiety: constant worries, panic attacks, stomach aches, headaches, volatile behaviour, obsessions/compulsions, avoidance of activities, racing thoughts, or troubles with sleep?’
The focus of the session will be on creating a toolbox of applicable strategies and resources to help the teens you work with move from a place of angst to empowerment.
The talk will cover the following:
Briefly identify neurobiological and physiological mechanisms that underlie anxiety
Recognize environmental and societal factors that contribute towards the increase in anxiety amongst children
Create a toolbox of emotional regulation strategies
Discuss the power of connection in calming the fight or flight response
Tania Johnson is a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist. She has completed her undergraduate studies in South-Africa before engaging in a one year, full-time internship in Chicago at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In 2012, she received her Masters of Counselling from City University of Seattle. During my Master’s degree, she worked both on the front lines and as a counsellor with foster and adoptive families who faced a range of emotional, behavioural and cognitive challenges.
Since completing her degree, she has worked in a private practice setting with children, teens, adults, and families – working primarily from an attachment-based perspective. This means that she works with clients to explore how early relationships affect how we come to understand our self, other people and the world.
Please note that this meeting is not appropriate for children.