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Support Group for Teens Ages 13 to 18 With Anxiety

Support Group for Teens Ages 13 to 18 With Anxiety

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When:

  • Sat 17 Jun, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Sat 1 Jul, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Where:

Counselling Practice, 102 Main Highway, Ellerslie Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Session: $10.00

Is your teenager struggling with anxiety, worry or fear?
Do you think they could do with some extra support?

25% of young people in New Zealand experience some form of anxiety disorder before turning 24.

Common symptoms include:
- Irritability, restlessness, anger
- Avoidance of school, social activities, etc.
- Headaches, stomach aches, nausea
- Fatigue, sleep disturbances
- Dizziness
- Excessive worry
- Difficulty concentrating
- Low self-esteem
- Difficulty forming friendships, isolation

Do these sound familiar to you?
The goal of this therapeutic support group is to offer a safe place to share and normalise the participants’ experiences with anxiety. We aim to support each other in moving away from the limiting effects anxiety can have on our lives.

We will explore common symptoms of anxiety and when appropriate, participants are invited to share their personal experiences. However, this is not a requirement for participation. Privacy is paramount. Due to the therapeutic character of the group we will set up an agreement on confidentiality between participants.

Together we will try out and practice approved coping strategies to get through these challenging times. The strategies we will practice are drawn from different theories, including mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy and narrative therapy.

We will support each young person in developing the approach that works best for their specific situation. The participants will also receive materials to take home in order to support them in practicing and maintaining mindfulness exercises and other coping strategies in day to day life.

How often do we meet?
Meetings are held fortnightly during school terms

Who can join?
The group is suitable for teens ages 13 to 18 years

More info and sign up: Viola 021 0821 2290 or viola.counselling@gmail.com

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