Taming Your Worry Dragons
Does your child struggle with worries? We have a solution! We are getting together to learn how to tame those worry dragons so they can be a friend instead of the enemy! Using the proven Taming Your Worry Dragons program, the same one offered by BC Children’s Hospital, we will teach you how to tame those dragons so that you don’t have to worry all the time and can enjoy life!
We have modified the program slightly to support parents and introduce yoga skills to the kids to help manage their anxiety, stress, and worries! Yoga is a wonderful adjunct that gets us in touch with our bodies and emotions and provides tools for helping our body calm and relaxes using breathing and stretching techniques taught by our Registered Yoga Teacher. We have also added teaching of brain science to help understand anxiety.
Will my Child Benefit?
In general, any child struggling with worries and/or anxiety should find this program very beneficial. There are a few things to consider, however. For your child to benefit from this program please keep these in mind and discuss any concerns with us prior to signing up:
- The child needs to be able to tolerate being in a group with other kids. If they’re shy that’s ok, we’ll work on that, but they need to be able to be there on their own.
- The goal is for the kids to participate in their own independence from their parents. We do understand kids may be anxious on the first day and there is flexibility at the start to help kids get accustomed to while working toward being on their own.
- The role of this program is to help kids build skills toward managing their worries. It is a space for kids to talk about, and process their worries, build skills, and for parents to receive some help toward supporting their anxious kids effectively. This program is not designed to replace primary treatment with significant mental health concerns.
If your child has significant mental health concerns please discuss this with us prior to registration and we can work with you to decide the most appropriate course of action that keeps your child’s best interests at heart. It may be that your child would benefit from some 1:1 counselling or other support prior to engaging with the Taming Your Worry Dragons program.
Grades 3-5 | 3:30-4:30 pm on Tuesdays, January 15-March 12
Grades 6-7 | 3:30-4:30 pm on Wednesdays, January 16-March 13
Location: Alongside You, Ladner Office: 203-4840 Delta Street, Delta, BC V4K 2T6
Please call us at (604) 283-7827 if you have questions about what our program is about!
Facilitators: Alongside You Masters Student Interns
Cost: $225, GST included
Please call the office to register your child. Spaces fill quickly!
“It helped my anxiety and it was a lot of fun.”Alexa
Further Parent Support
Some parents find that further supports for them are very beneficial while their child is in this program. Our instructors, Alongside You Masters Student Interns, are available to meet 1:1 with parents to support them as their child completes the program. This is service is available at a rate of $40/hour inclusive of GST. Please contact the office if you’re interested so we can arrange this for you!
|January 15/16, 2019||Parent Orientation: Helping Your Children Get the Most Out of Worry Dragons||Parents|
|January 22/23, 2019||How Anxiety Affects Our Bodies and Brains||Kids|
|January 29/30, 2019||How to Recognize Worries, Stop, and Trap Them||Kids|
|February 5/6, 2019||Parenting Help for Anxious Kids (Parents)|
Yoga Tools for Relaxation and Destressing (Kids)
|Parents and Kids|
|February 12/13, 2019||Dealing with Negative Thoughts and Fears||Kids|
|February 19/20, 2019||Using Humour||Kids|
|February 26/27, 2019||Scheduling and Planning Steps to Conquer Challenges||Kids|
|March 5/6, 2019||Review of Tools||Kids|
|March 12/13, 2019||Yoga (Kids)|
Wrap Up Discussion and Support for Parents
|Kids and Parents|