Speakers to address anxiety
Posted on: Nov 4, 2019
Delano Elementary School will host a free speaking event featuring Rob Winker and Amy Lou Anderson of Playmore and Prosper from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
The speakers are sponsored by a grant from the United Way, and will share strategies for coping with anxiety. The event will take place in the school cafeteria, and is open to everyone. Parents, educators and community members who work with children and teens are encouraged to attend. Free childcare and CEUs will be available.
It is very important to bring the body and mind together to heal anxiety. Anxiety is prevalent among kids and teens, yet it is under identified, and under treated. It is vital to empower youth with strategies for coping with anxiety.
Play therapy and pediatric occupational therapy combine wonderfully to offer practical mind and body strategies for dealing with anxiety.
The presentation will offer several strategies parents, teachers and kids can immediately implement in their lives. The strategies will range from general regulation and calming practices to specific mind-body strategies for overcoming and defeating anxiety.
Winker has his master’s degree in counseling psychology and is credentialed as a registered play therapist. Anderson, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist.