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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Welcome to Anxiety Canada’s STRIDES Spring Newsletter. For some of us, winter tends to be a tough time of the year, with the darker weather and shorter days, it’s common to feel a bit down or less energetic. For parents with anxious children, transitions, such as returning to school after Spring Break, can be difficult. Anxiety Canada has resources on separation anxiety and strategies that you can use to help your child readjust to school after a break. This week, we also announced...
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Last month, Anxiety Canada’s Executive Director, Judith Law and Chilliwack District Counsellor, Cathy Preibisch, were presenters at the BC Alternate Education Association Conference in Vancouver. In their workshop, titled: Anxiety Management, Judith and Cathy spoke about the collaboration between the organization and the school district and how they implemented Anxiety Canada’s resources into a school setting, to help manage student anxiety. The pair also provided the participants with a...
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Good News! We recently added new resources on our website specifically for Educators and School Counsellors who are looking for tools to help support socially anxious students. What does social anxiety look like? Socially anxious students feel “on stage” which can lead to self-consciousness, worry, and avoidance. What this looks like can vary depending on the student’s age. Younger students may experience stomach aches and refuse to participate in school or activities. As they get older, they...
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Anxiety Canada is extremely pleased to announce the launch of My Anxiety Plan (M.A.P.) for Children. M.A.P. is a free online anxiety management toolkit and step-by-step guide for parents with anxious children. You can read the full press release here. After identifying a need for anxiety management tools that parents can use at home, Anxiety Canada, along with a psychologist, developed tools based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that can be used to manage eleven different anxiety and...
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
In each issue of Strides, we like to highlight one anxiety-related condition. In this issue, we are going to feature Health Anxiety in Children – what it is and what parents can do if their child struggles with it.   What is Health Anxiety? Did you know that Health Anxiety is not a disorder; however, there are several disorders that are defined by excessive anxiety related to a condition. Health Anxiety occurs when a child has a preoccupation with one or more somatic symptoms or is...
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