Life Skills

Camp Worry: Anxiety Reduction Strategies for School & Home (12-15yrs)

In this 4 day course, we'll learn what anxiety/worry is, what increases anxiety, and learn 32 strategies (calming, distracting, processing, physical) that are used to reduce anxiety, both at school and at home.
Melissa Snyder, M.Ed., LPCC
362 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 15 learners
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40 minutes

per class

4x per week

over 1 week


year olds


learner per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

1. Students will learn how to define worry/anxiety in terms of feelings and physiological reaction.  
2. Students will learn at least three behaviors that increase worry/anxiety.  
3. Student will learn at least 10 calming strategies to reduce or eliminate anxiety, both at home and school
4. Student will learn at least 10 distraction strategies to reduce or eliminate worry, both at home and school
5. Student will learn at least 7 physical and processing strategies to reduce or eliminate anxiety, both at home and school

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, with M.Ed. in Community counseling and a B.A. in Sociology.  I have taught Anxiety Awareness/Reduction educational courses, to children of all ages, in brick and mortar classrooms, and in group counseling settings.
None is required but it's recommended the learner select a strategy to practice and rate their anxiety before and after.  The intent is to practice the strategies learned in each class daily.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Pen and paper to take notes on strategies that learner wants to try. There is a class outline or list of strategies provided that students can download and use to take notes or just follow along. There will also sometimes be handouts related to a specific class. The handouts will be shown on "Share Screen" in class if you're unable to print them out.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Informal assessment will take place throughout the lesson by using chat box polls.  Due to the nature of this class, great care will be taken to support students in engaging to the level they feel comfortable with. No one will be put on the spot or "forced" to answer.
2 hours 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This is a fact-based course.  I don't anticipate sensitive topics being discussed.  In the event a student would bring up a personal anxiety related issue, I will recognize the feeling/comment (i.e. "That can be really difficult") and respond, "That's important information to share with a trusted adult in a private/one-on-one setting.  For now, let's talk about...". This has been a successful strategy in previous fact-based courses to address any sensitive topics that may come up. I don't believe parental guidance is required. However, parents know best if their child will more comfortable with them by their side.  The fact-based content of this course doesn't require a parent, but the nature/personality of the specific learner may.


Melissa Snyder, M.Ed., LPCCLicensed Counselor Teaching Psychology and Strategies to Empower Learners
362 total reviews
330 completed classes

About Me

Hello there! I'm a licensed professional clinical counselor who focuses on education classes and workshops for children, teens and adults.  I primarily teach psychology and anxiety reduction classes on Outschool.  Learning life-skills and coping... 
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