Health & Wellness
Conquering Your Worry Monster
In this multi-day course, we will go over simple steps to conquer anxiety and our "worry monsters." These tips can help with other emotions as well.
Karlie Hansen, LCSW
278 total reviews for this teacher
11 reviews for this class
Completed by 66 learners
learners per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 2 weeks
20 minutes per class
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During this class, we will go over what anxiety is, and simple ways to overcome it. We will talk about "worry monsters" so the learners can imagine their anxiety as something to overcome. I will explain that worry monsters are not real, but are just another word for anxiety. During the first class, we will play a get-to-know you game then I will show a movie from Sesame Street explaining what anxiety is, I will explain what is happening in the brain when we feel anxiety, and we will...
Students will learn what anxiety is. Students will learn how to see anxiety as something that can be beat. Students will learn specific tools to use when they feel anxiety or other strong emotions.
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor/elementary school social worker. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker license, along with a School Social Worker License. I have been teaching children about mental health, mindfulness, and emotions for four years, and I love helping kids learn ways to manage their emotions and feel better!
There is no homework for this class, however, I encourage the students to recognize when they feel anxious, teach their families what they learned, and practice the tools they learn to calm down anxiety.
In classes 2-4, learners will need a piece of paper and things to color with. In class 2, I will offer a coloring page that can be printed out beforehand, but if learners do not have access to a printer, they can draw their own.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
In this class we talk about "worry monsters" I explain to the children that monsters are not real and our worry monster is really anxiety. The worry monster helps the kids see that anxiety is something that they can conquer.
My worry monster story is based on other stories like "Fabulous Faith Meet My Worry Monster" by Melissa Webster, "Shrinking the Worry Monster" by Carol McMillin, and "Go Away Worry Monster" by Brooke Graham. What to Do When You Worry Too Much Kids Workbook by Dawn Heubner What to Do When You Don't Want to Be Apart A Kids Guide to Handling Separation Anxiety by Kristen Lavallee
Karlie Hansen, LCSW
Mental Health Counselor & Nature Enthusiast
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
278 total reviews
541 completed classes
I am licensed clinical social worker/elementary school mental health counselor, and I love teaching kids all about mental health and how to cope with their emotions! I offer many classes on a variety of mental/emotional health topics. I believe...