Worry University: Anxiety, Its Causes & How to Reduce at School/Home 1:1

Melissa Snyder, M.Ed., LPCC
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(477)
In this one-time class, we'll learn about what worry/anxiety is, what makes anxiety worse, and what we can do to reduce and eliminate moderate to mild anxiety, both at home and at school.

Class Experience

Learning Goals:
1. Students will learn how to define worry/anxiety in terms of feelings and physiological reaction.  
2. Students will learn at least four behaviors that increase worry/anxiety.  
3. Student will learn at least four strategies to reduce or eliminate moderate to mild worry/anxiety, including strategies that can be used while at 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, to children of all ages, in brick and mortar classrooms, and in group counseling settings.
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Informal assessment will take place throughout the lesson by asking students if they have questions. If students seem very talkative/engaged, we'll share the ways in which they can apply the strategies after the class. 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.
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
There is a class outline provided that students can download and use to take notes or just follow along. There will also be handouts posted that students can print out to follow along with strategies taught at the end of the 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.
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.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(477)
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... 
1-on-1 Coaching


per session
Meets on demand
30 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(33)
Completed by 114 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 7-18

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