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Impelling and relatable! 

Karen Young translates the neuroscience of anxiety and every day life into meaningful advice for all ages. 

Karen founded the popular website, Hey Sigmund, attracting millions of readers each year worldwide and is author of the best selling Hey Warrior book for young people with anxiety.

Her articles have been translated into a numerous languages and her work has been published on internationally on The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, The Mighty, and Yahoo Health. She is a regular contributor to Parenting Magazine in New Zealand, and can often be heard on Australian radio and TV programs such as The Project. She is a sought-after international speaker to sold out events from New York to Newcastle. She has authored three books for kids and parents to help them understand anxiety and find their ‘brave’. 

Karen has two children and two stepchildren and lives in Australia. Experience has taught her that people can do amazing things with the right information, psychology has something for everyone, jargon doesn’t, everyone has a story to tell, short bios are the longest to write, nobody has it all figured out and the best people to be around are the ones who already know this.

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Karen Young's hugely popular "Hey Warrior" workshop, explores why anxiety is a very normal human response but for as many as 1 in 5 young people, the symptoms become so intrusive, they significantly interfere with day to day living. The effects can steal into families, classrooms and friendships. They can undermine the way children see themselves and shrink their world – but it doesn’t have to be this way. Anxiety is very manageable when it is recognised and properly managed. With the right support children can be empowered with the skills and knowledge to manage anxiety and move forward with courage and resilience.

This dynamic workshop will help participants to recognise anxiety disorders in children and adolescents (5 - 18yr olds). It will delve into the obvious and not so obvious signs of anxiety, discuss where they come from and why they exist, and offer a range of practical, powerful interventions to assist participants to respond effectively within their own professional context. 

This topic can be presented as a keynote, half day or full day workshop to professionals, parents and young people too!

 

"We need to help our children change their relationship with anxiety"

- Karen Young

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