Managing Anxiety at Home
Learn what strategies you can implement in the home to help your child with anxiety
Anxiety is like quicksand - the harder we struggle to escape, the deeper we sink.
Many parents can relate to this quote as they struggle to help their child who is dealing with anxiety. It sometimes feels like there is no solution to an experience that is well and truly impossible to "get rid of". Many families attempt numerous possible solutions but nothing seems to work. The truth is that anxiety is an extremely difficult condition to understand for both the person with anxiety and for the person who is standing by and trying their best to support. However, there are simple and effective techniques that parents can engage with in the home that can make significant improvements in the life of the child. Before starting this course, parents should complete Understanding Anxiety so that they first have a clear understanding of what their child is dealing with. Feelings of anxiety can be very convincing but they are also completely controlled by the mind of the person experiencing them. In other words, children need to be given the tools of breath-work, choice, power, control, open expression and creativity in order to overcome the negative thoughts and feelings they themselves are creating without realizing. Upon completion of this course, parents will understand and be able to implement various techniques in the home so that their child can feel in control of their body, mind and world again.
Lorraine Lynch is CEO and Founder of the Child Psychology Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Studies and English, a Higher Diploma in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Health Psychology. Lorraine is also the author of two books designed to promote children’s wellness - #100happydays4kids and Closing Saor’s Day.