Helping Children and Young People Tackle Depression
Amongst stress and anxiety, depression in children is one of the top mental health conditions that young people face.
When talking about child therapy depression comes up more often than not. Depression is an extreme feeling of hopelessness, sadness and lack of self esteem. Everyone feels sad sometimes, but when a child is depressed, the sadness or low feelings are so extreme or may be so persistant, that they feel prevented from doing ordinary everyday things.
Young people suffering with depression may experience symptoms which can be identified as they are outside of what has been the usual character of the young person. They may appear more unhappy than usual and may experience physical ailments such as headaches, stomache problems, sleep issues, weight problems and lose interest in in previously enjoyable activities instead becoming introverted and sullen. In worst cases the child may also talk about not valuing their life and may contemplate suicide.
Depression is often difficult for children and young people to articulate so symptoms of this will often be identified from the young persons behaviour only.
In this one day workshop, our NLP4Kids practitioner will share with you strategies and techniques in specialist child therapy that have effectively helped many children and young people tackle feeling of depression and improve their emotional state. We will also give you the key ways in which you can identify depression from general saddness.
As a result of attending this training you will learn:
- Techniques to show young people how to increase positive emotions.
- Tools to prevent and reject negative unwanted thoughts and negative self talk.
- Strategies for using their physiology to change their emotional state.
- Controlling and overcoming self defeating beliefs.
- How to retake control of their circumstances to avoid feelings of depression in the future.
This workshop is suitable for…
- Teachers and teaching staff
- Youth workers
…who have contact with children or young people aged 7 – 17 years.
*This workshop is not suitable for children or young people and we do not have provisions to care for them during this workshop.
The day will consist of practical activities and exercises, sharing of case studies as well as teachings from the NLP4Kids framework. Workbooks will be provided on the day and certificates of attendance will also be provided.
Training will be taking place on Saturday 1st December 2012
from 10:00am to 4:00pm in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
Group sizes are restricted to 15 people so please click here to secure your place.
By Gemma Bailey
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