Seminar Detail

Anxiety in Children & Adolescents: Yoga and Mindfulness Skills to Create Calm, Navigate Stress, and Restore Emotional Balance
Anxiety in Children & Adolescents: Yoga and Mindfulness Skills to Create Calm, Navigate Stress, and Restore Emotional Balance

Where:   NORTHBROOK, IL

When:  Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Do you work with children whose anxiety is overwhelming them, who shy away from participating in new activities or taking on challenges because they are afraid to fail … or you worry they’ll choose harmful coping mechanisms as they struggle with the stress of their lives?

When children can’t cope, challenges become stressors, and anxiety replaces anticipation. Our kids can’t enjoy childhood to the fullest, their learning suffers, and their long-term resilience is compromised.

Kids often get a message that their anxiety is something to get rid of or push away, but like all emotions our anxiety has a job to do.

Join Jennifer Cohen Harper, kids’ yoga and mindfulness expert, in this interactive seminar to discover how to teach our kids to better understand their own experience, and find effective ways to meet their needs and engage them in their lives from a place of personal power and agency.

Your immediate takeaways will help your clients and students (Kids):
  • Prepare for anxiety producing situations
  • Navigate stress
  • Reduce overwhelm and reactivity
  • Participate fully in school and home
  • Harness their capacity for self-compassion
You’ll walk away with a new framework for relating to anxiety, along with concrete practices to help your clients and students learn to access their inner resources, calm their anxiety, transform their relationship to stress, and thrive even when life is challenging.

Don’t miss out – sign up today!
Objectives:

  1. Consider the impact of family, school, media and global events on children as it relates to anxiety and treatment options.
  2. Identify various forms of anxiety, and learn to use anxiety as an information gathering tool.
  3. Build client capacity to identify rising anxiety before it becomes overwhelming or debilitating.
  4. Learn to manage escalating emotions and intrusive thoughts with embodied practices.
  5. Develop differentiated strategies to address anxiety rooted in building self-awareness, capacity and confidence.
  6. Enhance resilience through personal and partner-based practices.
OUTLINE

What is Causing Rising Childhood Anxiety?
  • The Challenges of 21st Century Living for Kids
    • Disconnection
      • Adult technology use
      • Social media
      • Caregiver stress and distraction
    • Over-stimulation
      • Technology
      • Academic pressure
      • Changing expectations
      • Over scheduling
      • World events
Assessing for Anxiety – How Do Kids Cope?
  • Common Reactions to Anxiety
    • Withdrawal
    • Procrastination
    • Perfectionism
    • Seeking reassurance and reaffirmation
    • Risk-taking and substance abuse
    • Relationship challenges
  • Tools and resources children already have
  • Implications for mental health and long term individual and community outcomes
Why Do We Have Anxiety and What is it Trying to Tell Us?
  • Types of anxiety
  • Anxiety and the brain-nervous system-body relationship
  • Anxiety as necessary and functional – we all have it!
    • Gives us information
    • Can help us prepare for challenges
  • What happens when anxiety becomes mal-adaptive?
    • Relationship between mindset and biology of the nervous system
    • Reduced decision making capacity
    • Increasing reactivity
    • Impact of frequent overwhelm
  • Trauma and anxiety
  • Relationship and the role of the adults in childhood anxiety
Yoga, Mindfulness and Resilience
  • Embodied mindfulness practices build the capacity to navigate stress
  • Reading the messages of the body
    • Recognizing the early warning signs of anxiety
    • Checking in with my body
  • Engaging and strengthening our inner resources
    • Body
    • Breath
    • Mindset
Activities for Managing Escalating Emotions and Finding Equilibrium
  • Grounding
    • Feeling my feet
    • Somatic holds
  • Orienting
    • Layers of sound
    • Five senses
    • Tapping
  • Managing intrusive thoughts and ruminations
    • Single pointed focus
    • Naming my thoughts
What to Do When Anxiety Shows up: Response Strategy Skills
  • Ask for help
    • Partner chair pose
  • Take a break
    • Calming breath
    • Legs up the wall
  • Keep trying
    • Managing frustration and other strong emotions
    • Standing balance
    • Chair pose
Practices for Building Agency and Personal Power to Enhance Resilience
  • Change your mindset, change your nervous system
    • The warriors
    • Finger affirmations
    • Mountain top visualization
  • Harness the power of helping others
    • Partner warrior three
    • Leading a practice
Activities to Fight Anxiety with Connection and Attunement
  • Imaginary ball pass
  • Rainstorm
  • Crazy 8s
  • Kind wishes
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Therapists
  • Educators
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

JENNIFER COHEN HARPER, MA, E-RCYT

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RCYT, is an author and educator who works to support all children and teens in the development of strong inner resources through the tools of yoga and mindfulness. Her goal is to help kids, and those who care for them, thrive in the world regardless of circumstances, and navigate the many challenges they face with a sense of personal power and self-awareness.

As the founder and CEO of Little Flower Yoga, Jennifer brings embodied mindfulness programming and education to schools and community organizations nationwide, serving students, families, educators, and mental health providers. She is an active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and the board president of the non-profit Yoga Service Council, which works to maximize the effectiveness and sustainability of those committed to sharing practices supporting healing, resilience, self-development, community building and positive social change.

Jennifer’s work has been featured in prominent publications including NY Times, The International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Publishers Weekly, and Yoga Journal and endorsed by thought leaders including Dan Siegel, Sharon Salzberg, Rick Hanson and Congressman Tim Ryan. Jennifer is an engaging presenter committed to collective growth and learning. She offers powerful information in a practical, easy-to-implement format with warmth, humor and joy.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Cohen Harper is the founder/director of Little Flower Yoga and The School Yoga Project. She is a compensated author for New Harbinger Publications. Her work on yoga and mindfulness has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times and the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Jennifer Cohen Harper is the vice president of the Yoga Service Council. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

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EDUCATORS/TEACHERS
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.

ILLINOIS EDUCATORS:
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6.0 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours will be made available through Quincy University.

Those requesting ISBE Professional Development Clock Hours will be required to complete and return the ISBE “Evaluation for Workshop” form to be available at the seminar and submit the $20 enrollment fee (cash or check payable to PESI only) if you have not already paid with and in addition to your registration fee.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

ILLINOIS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 credits.


NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical Practice) continuing education clock hours for this Intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

ILLINOIS SOCIAL WORKERS: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
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