Does your child suffer from excessive fears and worries, phobias, separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, or other anxiety related issues? Do you want to help your child push through his/her fears to become more resilient, independent, and happy? Anxious children often make anxious parents. While anxious parents can also make anxious children. Is your anxious child making you "walk on eggshells" and feel helpless? If so, this class is for you!
In this four week class, 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 emotionally and physically neutral, while being empathetic to your child. You will learn Cognitive Behavioral parenting strategies to help your child be less dependent on you and more confident to work though anxious situations on his/her own.
Randy Floyd, LSCSW, Founder, Clinical Level Therapist
Randy is the founder of Midwest Anxiety. He is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker who is an optimist and passionate about helping people focus on what they can do rather than what they can't do. Randy believes that building a strong therapeutic relationship and tapping into a person's strengths are the most essential components of the therapeutic experience. Randy is passionate about changing the way we do mental health. He is focused on making mental health normal, a positive experience. He is also adamant about doing mental health differently. Randy believes the "old ways" suggest mental health is for the "broken" or "mentally ill." Randy believes that "Everyone Struggles." Sure. Some people struggle more than others, but everyone struggles with something. With this belief, Randy is focused on providing a wide range of programs and services to help people be mentally well ;) Go give Randy a fist bump on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
4 WEEK CLASS
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:00am-11:00am: How Your Child Anxiously Thinks, Feels, and Acts
We will discuss the basics of anxiety. This discussion will help you see how your child thinks, feels, and acts during anxious situations. You will be more confident with weathering the anxiety storm knowing the anxiety cycle your child is experiencing.
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:00am-11:00am: Parenting Rules to Help Improve Your Child's Confidence
We will discuss "parenting rules" to help your child be less dependent on you and more self confident during anxious situations.
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10:00am-11:00am: Behavioral Modification Plan to Encourage Your Child
Sometimes anxious kids are not motivated to work through the anxious situations. What do you do when the anxiety is impacting your child's life and your child doesn't want to work through the anxiety? We will discuss a behavioral modification plan for you to use during those unmotivated moments.
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00am-11:00am: Putting it All Together
We've talked about alot of ways to parent your anxious child. Now its time to put it all together. We will spend time answering your "what do I do when...." and "what happens when...." You will come out this discussion with a plan of action.
You'll be invited to join the class portal where you'll connect with us and your classmates. We love keeping in contact with you in between class sessions to answer your questions, provide resources, and get class discussions going.
After participating in this class you're eligible to become a member of the Monthly Club. Joining the Monthly Club, you'll get more of an individualized focus and accountability than our classes but not as much of a commitment as our individual therapy. You'll get access to all our resources and the opportunity to have a one hour per month video call with one of our therapist. If you've taken one of our classes, but not sure you want to jump to individual therapy, try the Monthly Club.
You will join the class in person at Pilgrim Coffee, 12643 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213.
You have the flexiblility of joining the class in person at Pilgrim Coffee or joining the class online. Live+Online is a great option if you are not able to attend all the sessions in person. You'll be provided a link to connect to the Live class online.
You have the flexibility of joining the class in person, online, or viewing the recorded class on your own time. Live+Online+Recorded is a great option if you want the maximum flexibility and are not able to attend all the class sessions at the scheduled date/time. You'll be provided a link to connect to the Live class online and the audio/video recordings after each class session.
Seating is limited. To guarantee an online seat, please register early.