What Parents of Anxious Children Must Know (Free Talks)
We all know these are stressful, busy times and anxiety is now endemic both in children and adults. Anxiety has no respect for age, background or profession. It can strike anyone at anytime. It now constitutes nearly 80% of my work. I see more and more children, particularly adolescents, who are very vulnerable to anxiety at this crucial stage in their emotional and cognitive development.
I have developed a set of training/workshops that will help children overcome this debilitating condition. However, first of all, I want to talk with you, the parents, as it’s essential you know what is available and what works for your child. I will be giving some complimentary talks which is aimed at parents with anxious children to provide some helpful information and strategies as a parent, to understand and help your child in the first instance.
The initial talk will take place in the Twickenham area and last around 45 minutes, during which I will cover the following:
- The differences between worries, stress, anxiety and panic attacks
- What not to do when a child has an anxiety attack
- How to stop a panic attack in less than 15 seconds
- Why talking therapies can be ineffective
- Why instead of reducing anxiety we have to change the brain
- How the anxious/depressed brain can be rewired (neuroplasticity)
- How the group workshops for children are designed
Booking link for Tuesday 19th March 2019 from 19:30 to 20:30
Booking link for Thursday 2nd May 2019 from 19:30 to 20:30
|ETNA Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Rd, Twickenham TW1 2AR
||Thursday 2nd May 2019 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
||What Parents of Anxious Children Must Know (Free Talk)
||Find which strategies work to help children and teenagers deal with anxiety. (booking essential)
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Denise Bosque is a therapist, coach and trainer based in Twickenham (since 2001). She worked for 4 years at Grey Court School helping children with confidence, exam nerves as well as learning difficulties. She has also been asked by St Catherine’s and Radnor to help students prepare their exams. Denise has extensive training in NLP, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Anxiety Recovery, EMDR, Mindfulness and Drawing & Talking. She is DBS checked.
Anxiety Solutions - There are many therapies out there and it can be difficult to find the right one to match the person. I have decided to offer to anxiety sufferers some help, which, in the first instance, will be in a group. If you, or anyone you know is suffering from any form of anxiety, please contact me. I will soon be offering a complimentary talk on this subject and how we can begin to rid ourselves of it. Drawing Therapy Helping Children - When a young child or adolescent begins to display unhealthy behaviours, at school or at home, they don't have the necessary language to express themselves, so it comes out in other ways, usually negatively, such as anger, violence, sadness, anxiety, withdrawal, etc.
The core of Drawing & Talking is not for therapist intervention, or to interpret the drawing, but to allow the child to feel emotionally better. Drawing Therapy For Children - I've recently finished a training in Drawing and Talking, which allows young people to express negative emotions, and ultimately to move forward in their life.
Where D&T differs from many other therapies is that instead of being a formal therapy it's very much focused on the child (or adult) expressing parts of themselves, and what they may be going through internally, currently, and/or historically. Mental Health, Cakes and Communication - The stigma about mental health is really ridiculous, most people will have a mental health problem at some point in their life, even if just very mildly. It's about time society started to acknowledge it. Why should it be okay to say you're suffering from IBS or chronic pain, but it's not okay to mention anything even vaguely related to mental health... Anxiety & Recovery - Anxiety condition and its physiological effects have been conditioned over years, so that feeling of fear has become a habit stored in the sub conscious mind. It becomes a habit in your daily life activated by all sorts of triggers. The body has been ‘re-set’ at a higher level of anxiety.
However, all that can stop and be re-conditioned with The Linden Method.
“My sessions with Denise have been nothing short of transformational” (March 2019) - "I’ve had years of anxiety, fear of failure, fear of being judged - and being paralysed by this in my job - periods of depression, being afraid to go out, avoiding social situations, periods of long term sickness, not being bothered to look after myself or respect myself..." “I used to link my self-worth with my exam performance” (July 2016) - "Before meeting with Denise I had exam anxiety and often linked my self-worth with my exam performance. Since working with Denise, not only has my confidence improved, but I am also much calmer when coping with daily stress/anxieties. Denise a positive influence and has enabled me to break down and manage exam and other stresses in my life. Thank you for all your help!" “Meeting with Denise just a few times for anxiety issues has changed my life” (March 2015) - "It is no exaggeration that Denise has saved my life. Before we met I was struggling with a debilitating anxiety which presented itself as regular intense chest pain. Over time I stopped enjoying life, I was so afraid of the terrifying chest pains that I stopped going out with friends and I rarely enjoyed spending time with my children, life really did not feel worth living. Meeting with Denise just a few times for anxiety issues has changed my life. I very rarely get chest pains now and if I do Denise has given me the tools to deal with it... “I felt you’ve given my life back” (September 2012) - "Hi Denise! Thank you ever so much for your help. I felt you've given my life back 🙂 You're definitely a star! Thank you also for your kind emails, I hope we remain in touch & if I am in trouble again I will certainly call you. I can't thank you enough!"