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Through the teenage years, an adolescent’s identity rests in large part on the ability to regulate internal and external stressors such as family issues, school performance including homework and exams, social acceptance and rejection, extra-curricular activities, and physical changes in the body. Generally during this time, teenagers are met with the task of discovering their strengths, identities, and challenges. At times, these teenage stressors become distorted, create confusion and negativity, and may result in the development an anxiety disorder such Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, or other forms of stress and anxiety. Anxiety is a natural feeling, but when excessive, it can have a negative impact in a teenager’s life in such areas as academics, social, employment, and athletics.
Teenanxious will be offered to help adolescent boys and girls become more aware of their unique identities, while also developing strength to believe in themselves and their potential. In the process of creating a strong sense of self, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) techniques will be explored to assist teenagers in becoming more confident and comfortable with the stresses of family, school, social, athletics, and other teenage activities. This class examines how to improve self awareness, skills, and motivation to manage adolescent stress and anxiety. Through increased self-awareness, skill building, and motivation, adolescents can maintain healthier relationships, improve performance, and successfully manage anxiety.
Following the class, participants will be able to:
- Develop Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) techniques to manage anxiety in school, social situations, employment, and athletics.
- Explore greater self-awareness which includes internal and external stressors.
- Strengthen motivation and confidence to manage stress and anxiety.
Adolescent boys and girls, ages 11-18 years old, who want to become more comfortable and confident with the stresses of family, school, social, athletics, and other teenage activities.
Four Week Series:
Overview of Anxiety
The fundamental concepts of anxiety will be discussed including: the role of anxiety in “fight” or “flight”, true alarms, false alarms, and what keeps anxiety going.
Emphasis will be on “you can think any thought at any time”. A discussion of how thoughts either accelerate or decelerate anxiety will be explained. Cognitive reframing will be applied as a skill to decrease anxious thoughts.
A discussion of how the human body prepares for “fight” or “flight”. An evaluation of how anxious feelings such as stomachaches, increased heart rate and breathing, dizziness may fuel anxiety.
A discussion of the “fight” or “flight” response will be applied to avoiding, accommodating, and seeking reassurance during anxious episodes. Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) will also be discussed.
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Registration deadline is one week prior to the beginning of each series.
$100.00. Purchase a ClassPass for unlimited access to classes.
Midwest Anxiety, LLC
23 Corporate Woods
10880 Benson Drive, Suite 2330
Overland Park, KS 66210
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