Thursday, February 26, 2015

Awareness is the first step in helping anxious students

Many children develop somatic complaints and feel sick to their stomach, light-headed, etc. who have nothing wrong physically, but are actually suffering from anxiety symptoms.  At the beginning of counseling it is important that students understand anxiety - its a lie or a trick the brain is playing.  The brain is sending a false alarm that makes the person want to fight, flee, or freeze.  Many people try to avoid the source of anxiety (i.e., separating from parent) when avoiding dealing with the stressors will actually make the anxiety stronger.  If you want to learn more I am doing an ASCA Webinar, Monday, March 2 at 10 am.  Here is link to sign up Help Students Reduce Anxiety

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