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Managing Social Anxiety with Children and Young People

Item Code: MSA
Price:  $180.00

Managing Social Anxiety with Children and Young People

Item Code: MSA
Price:  $180.00
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Workshop Description


3-hour, LIVE Workshop

Anxiety amongst children and young people is increasing and has been exacerbated in the post-covid times with school and social avoidance, fear of loss, and fear of change.

This workshop introduces a new approach for teachers and therapists based on 'nurture and nesting' in which groups and individuals can take control of their own growth and development.

There is a focus on breathing and bodywork, sound and rhythm. There will be active participation in order to demonstrate the effective sequencing of techniques and their application.

Throughout it will be shown that 'feeling safe' is the pre-requisite for reducing anxiety and fear and increasing confidence and well-being.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will have an opportunity to:

  1. Understand the emergence of anxiety
  2. Develop the skills for practical intervention
  3. Integrate a developmental framework to reduce anxiety
  4. Feel confident to apply body and breathwork
  5. Experience relaxation and anxiety reduction
  6. Experience mess as a journey not a state

Date and Time

Live workshop will be run live on:





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Presenter - Professor Sue Jennings


Professor Sue Jennings PhD is an anthropologist, therapist, performer, and author. She is Senior Research Fellow, The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham

Distinguished Scholar, University of the Witwatersrand, Honorary Fellow of the University of Roehampton, and Professor of Play - awarded by the European Federation of Dramatherapy. She has been a pioneer of Dramatherapy and Play Therapy in the UK and overseas.

Professor Jennings' paradigm ‘embodiment-projection-role’ is integrated into education and therapy world-wide. Having worked as a clinician in psychiatry, forensic settings and special education, she has focussed her recent practice and research on early years development and developed ‘Neuro-Dramatic-Play’ as a basis for attachment and empathy.

She emphasises the importance of ‘play from conception’ for healthy emotional and social growth. Her doctoral fieldwork was with a tribal community in the Malaysian rain forest, which she believes underpins all her childhood theory and therapy. Sue is a prolific author with over fifty publications on theory and application to her name. She believes passionately in ‘playing for peace’ with a rule of ‘no guns in the playroom’.



Participant Preparation

Please have with you crayons, paper and scissors. 


Approved ACA Event for 5 points