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:   NEW YORK, NY

When:  Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is not currently available for purchase.

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 Alexa Wolkoff, 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 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 from 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.

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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. Explain how 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 affirmation
    • 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 rumination
    • 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

ALEXA WOLKOFF, LCSW, RYT

Alexa Wolkoff, LCSW, RYT, is a psychotherapist, community yoga studio founder, and yoga and meditation teacher in Northern Westchester. In her private psychotherapy practice, Alexa works with children, adolescents, adults and families both individually and in groups. Her interest is in helping clients move mindfully through major life transitions. She specializes in women getting reacquainted with their bodies after crisis, trauma, loss and the disembodiment associated with disordered eating, compulsive exercise and addiction. Alexa advocates that health is possible at every body size.

Alexa opened and runs an accessible community yoga studio- which has both children and adult class programs. She teaches group and private yoga classes. Her teaching focuses on the ways in which gentle movement, mindfulness and meditation can affect the nervous system and emotional regulation. Alexa has a holistic view of wellness that includes the entire person- physically, emotionally and spiritually.
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.

Connecticut Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

New Jersey Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

New York Counselors: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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

Connecticut Educators, Administrators, School Psychologists & School Social Workers:
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6.0 CEUs. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider of Continuing Education by the Connecticut State Department of Education (Provider #930; Activity ID #930-19-059-017 for seminar on 07/23/2019, #930-19-059-018 for seminar on 07/24/2019 and #930-19-059-019 for seminar on 07/25/2019).

New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel: This activity will offer 6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours. PESI, Inc., powered by MEDS-PDN, is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept. of Education.

New York Educators: PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This activity will qualify for 6.25 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


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.

New York Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


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).


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

New Jersey Social Workers: Anxiety in Children & Adolescents: Yoga and Mindfulness Skills to Create Calm, Navigate Stress, and Restore Emotional Balance, Course #2520, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by PESI, Inc. as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 06/17/2019 - 06/17/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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