Barf!

Barf!

Barf.  The fear of throwing up is one of the most common phobias.  Managing the fear of vomiting can be difficult because just the thought of vomiting can make people feel queasy.   In turn, it is difficult for anxious people to determine if this queasy feeling is a result of going to vomit or because of the worry about getting sick. During this class, we will discuss how managing your anxious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors will help you manage the uncertainty of when you will Barf again. We will help you become more confident that you “will be able to handle” barfing.

Anxious Kids = Anxious Parents

Anxious Kids = Anxious Parents

Does your child suffer from excessive fears and worries, phobias, separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, or other anxiety related issues? Is your anxious child making you "walk on eggshells" and feel helpless? If so, this class is for you!  We will cover the basics of anxiety from a Cognitive Behavioral perspective. This will give you a better idea of the key areas to be looking for when your child is anxious.  We will also discuss how to remain emotional and physically neutral, while being empathetic to your child.  You will walk away from this class with a "Parenting Plan" on how to manage your anxious child during anxious episodes.

 

School Refusal: Parents

School Refusal: Parents

So let's get real for a second.  Every school morning you wake up hoping "this is going to be a good day." Your morning is wrecked when your kid wakes up and doesn't want to go to school. These are the mornings you fear. Parents of school refusal kids know what I am talking about. Your day depends on how your kid wakes up. If your kid is good, you're good. If your kid is bad, you're stuck. What do you do? Do you try forcing your kid in the car, take away his/her iPad "forever," go to work and leave him/her at home..... School Refusal parents, you need help! Join us for this four week class as we help you step back, determine the reasons for your child's school refusal behaviors, and develop a step-by-step parenting plan to encourage your child to stay in school all day, everyday.

Happy Life

Happy Life

Life comes at us from a lot of different directions.  Sometimes it’s good.  Sometimes it’s not so good.  No matter what goes on in your life, you have the ability to control how you think and act.  In this class , we will take the basic principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and help you think and act happily.  You will learn that you can’t always change the environment, but you can change the way that you think and act in your environment.  Join us in getting Happy!

I've Got 99 Struggles....Kid's Bedtime #1

I've Got 99 Struggles....Kid's Bedtime #1

“Time for Bed.....I just need to get a drink of water.  Mom what are we going to have for breakfast…….”  Some parents have a long list of struggles about their kid’s bedtime.  We will discuss ways to establish a struggle-free bedtime. 

Socially Anxious

Socially Anxious

Are you always worried about what others are thinking of you? Do you avoid social situations because you are "too anxious?" Please join us as we discuss how anxious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can hold socially anxious people from enjoying school, work, friendships, and so much more. We will help you stop hiding from socially anxiety and people by using Cognitive Behavioral skills to care more about yourself than others perceptions of you.

i PANIC about PANIC

i PANIC about PANIC

Are you more and more controlled by the "what if" you start to PANIC? Once you start thinking about it, you start feeling it! Once you start feeling it, you want to get rid of it as soon as you can! Then this cycle starts all over again! Do you PANIC about PANIC? People who get anxious about getting anxious will totally enjoy participating in this class. Join us as we discuss the Cognitive Behavioral basics of PANIC and skills that will have you celebrating PANIC rather than fearing PANIC.

Who's Melting Down Now?

Who's Melting Down Now?

Parenting can often feel like walking on eggshells. Seeing your child stressed, frustrated, and angry you don't know what will put him/her over the edge.  Whether you are a new parent, single parent, parent of toddlers to teenagers, this class is for you.  Who's Melting Down Now is less about your child and more how you respond to your child. This class will help you not be afraid of saying the wrong thing or becoming frustrated and responding with anger.

Teenanxious

Teenanxious

Through the teenage years, the struggle can be real!  The 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 can become overwhelming.  These teenage stressors can create a bunch of negative emotions including depression and anxiety.   When these negative emotions become excessive, it can have a negative impact in a teenager’s life in such areas as academics, social, employment, and athletics.  Teenanxious will help teens become more aware of the basics of anxiety, while also learning Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) techniques to use when life becomes stressful.