“Mind Your Worries” is a 2-tiered workshop for parents and carers to build knowledge and skills around childhood anxiety. Feelings or emotions such as worry, stress and anxiety are normal reﬂections of how we experience our inner and outer worlds.
Learning how to navigate our emotional experiences involves complex skills which we continue to develop our whole lives. These skills include:
- noticing body sensations and emotions
- naming and describing sensations and emotions
- noticing thoughts
- making conscious choices about responding to those thoughts, and
- consciously choosing constructive or helpful actions / behaviours (instead of simply reacting)
Developmentally children progress their skills over time. Parents, carers and educators play a vital role in supporting the emotional development of the children in their care. This includes having an awareness of their own emotional state and being able to conﬁdently role model healthy strategies.
We are all human – we all experience emotional states that are sometimes challenging. A healthy emotional life does not mean we are always happy. It means we have a tool box of knowledge and skills from which we can choose various strategies or tools as we need them. Sometimes we choose a tool that doesn’t quite the ﬁt the job, and we need to go back and make another selection.
As parents or carers, it’s important to have realistic expectations of ourselves and our children. Sometimes we think we got it right, and other times we think we got it wrong. By building a large collection of tools for ourselves, we’ll be better placed to support the emotional development of the children we care for.
“Mind Your Worries” will help you towards your goal of growing your tool kit by offering you a practical, down to earth workshop that will build you knowledge and skills around emotional development.
Parents and carers are invited to register for the ﬁrst tier of the workshop held during school hours at St Mary’s Parish Centre. Morning tea and lunch are provided.
You are invited to bring your children back to the venue for the second tier of the workshop after school. We’ll demonstrate and practice some practical stress management and relaxation skills altogether.
The John Wallis Foundation has generously supported this event to minimise the cost to you. Each family is asked for a contribution of $20 to be paid when you register online. Contact Kathryn if you have any difficulties with your registration firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Thursday 13th October 2016
9am – 2:30pm (Parents/Carers only)
3:30pm – 5pm (Parents/Carers AND Children)
Where: St Mary’s Parish Centre Palmerin Street Warwick (between Wood St and Pratten St next to St Mary’s Upper Campus)
Fees: $20 per family
Registration Fee includes m/tea, lunch, a/tea and handouts.
To Register: https://www.trybooking.com/LXUU
Cancellation Policy: No refunds with less than 7 days notice. You reserve the right to substitute another person to come in your place. We reserve the right to cancel in case of insufficient registrations, illness or other unforeseen situations. In this case, a full refund will be provided.
This project is supported by donations to the John Wallis Foundation Small Grants Program, an approved project of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). FRRR is a government philanthropy partnership, supporting projects that benefit rural, regional and remote communities.