Taming Your Worry Dragons

Program Description

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.

This class will run for 9 weeks at our Ladner location, on Tuesday afternoons and evenings, starting October 9th and running until December 4th. Classes will run at these times on Tuesdays:

Grades 3-5 | 3:30-4:30pm
Grades 6-7 | 5:00-6:00pm

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!

Cost: $225, GST included

Please call the office to register your child. Spaces fill quickly!

Further Parent Support

Some parents find that further supports for them are very beneficial while their child is in this program. Our instructor and counselling intern, Alannah McIntee is 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!

Schedule
DateTopicParticipants
October 9, 2018Parent Orientation: Helping Your Children Get the Most Out of Worry DragonsParents
October 16, 2018How Anxiety Affects Our Bodies and BrainsKids
October 23, 2018How to Recognize Worries, Stop, and Trap ThemKids
October 30, 2018Parenting Help for Anxious Kids (Parents)
Yoga Tools for Relaxation and Destressing (Kids)
Parents and Kids
November 6, 2018Dealing with Negative Thoughts and FearsKids
November 13, 2018Using HumourKids
November 20, 2018Scheduling and Planning Steps to Conquer ChallengesKids
November 27, 2018Review of ToolsKids
December 4, 2018Yoga (Kids)
Wrap Up Discussion and Support for Parents
Kids and Parents