Overcoming Anxiety (Flex Version)

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(334)
In this 4 week flex course, we will learn all about anxiety, what happens in the brain when we feel anxiety, and tips to deal with it

Class Experience

Students will understand what anxiety means, what's happening in the brain when we feel anxiety, and empowering tips to be able to conquer anxiety. Students will learn how to use the tools given when they are feeling anxiety. 
I have a Master's degree in Social Work, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I also have a School Social Worker License. I  worked for 3 years as a mental health counselor at an elementary school. I love teaching students about different ways to cope with their emotions, and helping them feel empowered to deal with hard emotions or situations.
Although all the activities are optional, participation in the weekly activities is key to getting the most out of this class. Each week, students will be given a creative drawing or project. Students can also comment on two other projects each week. Learners will be completing activities individually, but there will be optional games and intro videos to connect with their classmates. There will be no assigned grades, but constructive feedback from the instructor will be given on each post from the student. Students can spend as much or as little time on the prompts, projects, and activities as they would like. It is anticipated that they will continue to practice and use the learned techniques even after the class if over. I also encourage students to tell their families what they learn. 
Each week, learners will need a paper and things to color with. If the learner decides to do a different form of art (sculpture, poem, song, etc), then they will need the materials for that. During week 2, I will give a coloring page to print out. If learners do not have access to a printer, they can just draw it on a blank sheet of paper. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This class is focused on anxiety, so other students may share uncomfortable experiences about their emotions and anxiety. During the first week we will be sharing things we are afraid of, however, the purpose of this class is to focus on coping techniques for anxiety rather than the anxiety itself, so the projects and discussions will be more focused on the techniques to help anxiety. The class is intended to be a safe space, so students will never be forced or persuaded to share personal experiences, or anything that may make them feel uncomfortable. Additionally, the instructor will work to ensure that no students become uncomfortable because of any content shared by other students. Since this class is not live, the flex design of this class makes the sharing content more limited, so it is easier to filter/monitor for materials that could be sensitive for other students. I worked as a mental health counselor in an elementary school, so I have had many experiences with kids talking about their big and small emotions in group or individual settings. If there is a student who talks about something that could be sensitive, I will validate their emotion, and help guide the discussion or activity to the coping techniques, so the class does not focus on the experience or story. 

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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(334)
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... 
Flex Class


for 4 weeks
4 weeks

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(5)
Completed by 32 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 6-11
1-10 learners per class

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