Friday 21 February 202010:00 - 11:45Add to calendar

Southport Health Precinct, 16 - 30 High St, Southport, QLDView map

Attachment in the ClassroomKaren Young
TrainerKaren Young (AUS)
CPD Hrs1.45

Anxiety explained. Kids empowered!

Compass proudly opens the 2020 training calendar with Karen Young, author of the hugely popular Hey Warrior! Karen will present a short presentation on Anxiety in the Classroom.

Anxiety loves anything unfamiliar or any situation that comes with any potential for embarrassment, failure, humiliation, shame, or separation from a loved one – and school is ripe for all of them. Anxiety can significantly affect friendships, confidence, and school performance – but it doesn’t have to be this way. All children and teens need the right support to thrive, and even the smallest considerations can go a long way to helping children with anxiety find the very best version of themselves. In this short presentation on Anxiety in the Classroom for educators, Karen Young will cover:

  • The conversation that can make a difference to children and teens.
  • How anxiety interferes with grades and performance.
  • The different ways anxiety can manifest at school (including avoidance, tears, anger, poor grades, lack of engagement, hyperactivity).

90 minute presentation and 15 min Q+A

In her work as a psychologist, Karen Young  has worked extensively with children, teens and families. More recently, Karen founded ‘Hey Sigmund’, an online resource  that attracts millions of readers each year and provides accessible, contemporary, research-driven information on anxiety, children and adolescents. Grounded in neuroscience and drawing on gestalt, mindfulness, ACT, CBT to inform a roadmap to therapy. Karen is author of 'Hey Warrior''Hey Awesome' and the newly published 'But We're Not Lions' - books for kids to help them understand anxiety and find their ‘brave’. 

Engaging and charismatic, Karen's ability to bring out the brave in all of us makes her a popular choice for pupil free days, parent nights, keynotes and conference workshops for all ages!

All proceeds from this lecture go to support Ronald MacDonald House South East Queensland.


Ticket typePrice (AUD)Quantity
Standard Ticket$10.00 incl GST